300 ultra mag bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by power300rum, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. power300rum

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    i have a 300 rum Long action and was wondering whats the better bullets out there with the fastest fps and are real accurate at 600 +yrs
    i currently shoot the remington scirocco. power 3 which shoot 3250 fps muzzle vel.
    any links and opinions would help
    thanks
     
  2. ProfessorM

    ProfessorM Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to the advice given to me on here, I started reloading for my 300 RUM about a year ago and I don't plan on shooting another factory load through it. With that said, I shot the sciroccos in mine up until I got into reloading and they did okay. (never tried them at 600 yards though) Nosler Accubonds both 180 and 200 grain, Hornady 208 A-Max, and Berger 210 VLD's are popular choices for the 300 RUM. My gun likes the 210 VLD's (3045 fps, 92 grains Retumbo, 215 primers and Remington brass) but I don't know if they are available in a factory load or not. If I had to choose a factory load, I would probably try Nosler Custom Ammo w/Accubonds and then try to find some Bergers if the Accubonds didn't shoot well. There are many other choices besides the ones I listed....good luck!
     

  3. eyeballjr

    eyeballjr Well-Known Member

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    The 180 Grain sciroccos in factory ammo shoot well. i have never shot them, but heard good things as far as factory ammo, HSM. They load a 210Gr berger that should get you out to 600 pretty easy.
     
  4. power300rum

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    ok thanks to all that answered...i think im going to stick with the pwr 3 remington scirocco's 180 gr.
    only one problem...i been looking for about 1/2 hr now and cant find anywhere online that has them available....everywhere i look there sold out or out of stock...does anyone know a good sight that has them?
     
  5. hatfield954

    hatfield954 Well-Known Member

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    Cheaperthandirt.com has those in stock. They are 150 grain and it seems you are needing the 180s.
     
  6. RH300UM

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    I have a 300 RUM also. I use to shoot the 180 Swifts out of my rig also. Key word here is use to. On a Alaskan black bear hunt they failed me. Long story short is that I have change to the Nosler 200gr. accubond. Much better results for terminal performance.

    I would strongly caution against the smaller bullet and fast as possible FPS mentality. This can have some disastorous results on bigger game animals.

    I would rather shoot a bigger slower bullet on big game every time.
     
  7. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    When talking dangerous game, I would strongly agree......Rich
     
  8. RockyMtnMT

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    Where did you hit this animal and have a failure? What distance?

    Steve
     
  9. power300rum

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    well i will be using the 300 rum for whitetail and coyote....and maybe elk next year
     
  10. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    RockymntMt, Hit was broadside front shoulder. Distance was 310yds. Bear was a BIG bruin. He absorbed the hit turned and ran into the Southeast Alaska forest. Blood trail stopped 100yards into the forest. The next year with Noslers doing the work. Same shot setup only 290 Yds. 1 shot flop dead!!
     
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    power300rum, If you are planning on shooting elk then you will most certinly need to go with the bigger, "slower" bullet. Elk are tough critters. They demand a top quality hunting bullet.
     
  12. RockyMtnMT

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    So you did not recover the bear? How do you know where the bullet hit it? How do you know that you did not hit a twig or something before it hit the bear? Quite frankly, this is the first time I have heard of a Scirrocco failing to perform terminally. I have herd, and experienced rifles not liking them, but never failure. I suppose anything is possible.

    Steve
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

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    I am getting 3400 fps using Retumbo to push 180 E-Tips. I just ordered some GS HV 177's. I'm hoping for 3500 fps plus. I like the monometals.

    Mark
     
  14. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    "So you did not recover the bear? How do you know where the bullet hit it? How do you know that you did not hit a twig or something before it hit the bear? Quite frankly, this is the first time I have heard of a Scirrocco failing to perform terminally. I have herd, and experienced rifles not liking them, but never failure. I suppose anything is possible."

    No I did not recover the bear. The shot was spotted by 2 others looking through binos and a spotting scope. Clear bullet path between me and the bear as he was out on the tidal flats turning rocks looking for crabs. I have since killed 3 more bears with the Nosler and all have died within 2 steps if not instantly.

    In my veiw if I do my part the bullet should do it's part.

    The Nosler hasn't failed me. The Scirroco has failed me. Simple like that.:rolleyes: