300 rum case trim length?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by NotEnoughTriggerTime, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. NotEnoughTriggerTime

    NotEnoughTriggerTime Active Member

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    I'm prepping some REM 300 RUM brass for my first attempt at loading this caliber.

    I resized the brass, and so far have trimmed the case to 2.850", which is the max length according to the 5th Nosler book. For most of the cases, I trimmed about 0.001-0.002" off to get to the 2.850" length. I saw some prevoius posts where some have advocated trimming more off of the case length.

    Is there a "Trim to" case length for the RUM?

    NETT
     
  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    I trim mine to 2.830 each time, but my chamber appears to be shorter and 2.840 is too long for mine. I made a case to measure my chamber length and 2.835 is all I let mine get to.

    If you have a dremmel with a cutoff wheel, or a hacksaw, cut a ring off the neck on a sized case about 3/16" long or so and split it and chamfer edges. Seat a bullet in this case, pinch and slip the ring over the bullet leaving it out long on the bullet so when you chamber it that it will hit the end of the chamber and be pushed back on the bullet so you can measure the chamber length. Measure from the base of the case to the front edge of the ring and use this number as your max chamber length. I keep my cases trimmed back from this point .010, and .005 from the chamber max is all the closer I ever allow them to get.

    You just don't want to let the cases get too long and be forced up into the leade and pinch the neck around the bullet tight, as pressures can skyrocket.