300 RUM hunting loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cinch, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have some good hunting loads for 180gr Barnes TS? Rifle is factory Sendero 26".
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Use federal 215 primers and Retumbo it works great expect 3300 plus fps and great accuracy
     

  3. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Could you suggest some starting loads as my barnes book does not show Retumbo. Thanks!
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Start at 95 grains and work up carefully
     
  5. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Obviously, every rifle will be different. It took me over 130 rounds and three powders before I could get good results from my 300 RUM using Barnes 180 gr. TSX bullets. My load finally settled in at 98.8 gr. of H-1000 with an ave. muzzle velocity of 3430 fps. Definitely at the top end of the scale...but nothing else was working. Rifle is Rem 700 action w/27" Lilja barrel and McMillan stock. Be sure to work up slowly.