300 rum build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bubba36x, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. bubba36x

    bubba36x Well-Known Member

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    ok im new to the site but im wundering what your guys thoughts are or what you would change from what im ordering. ok first im going with a stiller predator action. with a jewel trigger set at 2.5lbs and a hs custom stock. the barrel is a pac nor barrel its 28 inch with muzzle break 6 flute to get rid of weight. but cant decide what scope to go with deff going with a turret scope. well give me some imput on this and about scopes thanx.
     
  2. Tang

    Tang Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure most would reccomend a Nightforce. I went with a Zeiss Conquest for my .300 RUM and love it. There is also the Bushnell Elite series scopes. The 6500 series has a huge range of zoom.
     

  3. 41mag

    41mag Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the site. Hope you find it to be a cool place to hang out.

    Your list sounds pretty well set, should make a heck of a rifle. If you haven't decided on which brake, I can highly suggest one from either Defensive Edge, which my bud has on his 300, or one of the Allen Precision ones. Either will tame it down to pussy cat levels.

    On your optics, myself having both mid power, and high power scopes for shooting out to 1K, I highly suggest keeping your top end at 18x or less. What you will find, as I did, is the higher powers are great out to around 500yds or possibly a bit further depending on where your at. However, and again depending on where your at, or even what you might be looking out across, once you get above that your going to loose the use of the higher power during most of the day due to mirage. I use the 5.5x22x50 Nightforce, and here in the balmy south portion of Texas, once the sun gets up your on borrowed time while on 22 power. I have found that with the humidity we have, during mid-day sun or heat, about the most useful year round is 16 - 18 power. Even at these power levels it can still be a bit much to chase the spot around in reticle. The 22x is very nice to have when working up loads or getting a good look at something out to around 400 or so yards, but with the 3.5x15 I have, I can use it effectively all day any day out to as far as I can settle the fine cross on.

    One thing also to consider is that most of the mil dot type ranging scopes are calibrated to a certain power, like 10 or 12, so be sure you consider this when you order, as it might help you decide on one over another.

    Telling you to get X,Y, or X, brand is like telling you to get a Ford over a Chevy. Most of the top name companies put out awesome glass, and rarely leave you wanting. However, what is clear as crystal to me night be a bit off to you, or one brand might be calibrated in Minute Of Angle and the other in Inches Per Hundred Yards. Either will hit what they are tasked with, but one might be easier for you to use over the other. If your using a calculation program like Exbal, they can use either to work your drops with, but you have to remember to make sure your set which one your using, when you do your drops or it will throw you off.

    Good luck with your build it sounds like a great project.
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, glad to have you here. Lots of good folks and lots of good info. Sounds like you'll have quite the setup. You've received some good advice so far. I prefer the APS Painkiller muzzle brake by Kirby Allen. I'm assuming your build will be for hunting, in that situation I prefer the ruggedness of a NF 5.5-22 but, that's me. Putting that aside 41mag has given you some good advice. Enjoy.
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you planning on building a nice rifle. I dont know anything about those barrels. You really cant go wrong with a krieger barrel. What kind of stock are you going to get and whats the rifle for? Also are you looking to spend under a grand on a scope or is that not a concern?


    Mikegun)
     
  6. bubba36x

    bubba36x Well-Known Member

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    well i have to other barrels from pac nor and they both shoot under half inch moa so im convinced and its going to be a 750-100 yard gone and im drawing the line at around 1300 on the scope
     
  7. Tang

    Tang Well-Known Member

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    Im a new found Zeiss whore. Love'em !
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I am also a new found zeiss whore. I have all leupold then i tried a 4.5-14x44 rapid z-800 and holy cow i love it. Now im a leupold/zeiss whore