300Rum start load help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JP Hunter, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. JP Hunter

    JP Hunter Well-Known Member

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    OK guys,
    I'm ready to start working on a load. Tried to find some here for the 180g AB. I bout the 180g AB because I saw some of you use it. But I just found a thread on Bergers 210. I like the BC and found load data here too. I know that all guns shoot different and more so at long range. My plan is to find a load to shoot all the game I hunt "Elk, Deer, Coyote, targets" for my Rem 700 SPS in 300Rum. So I'm leaning towards the 210g Berger. But I am open to all suggestions and experience.
    All load data and primer, powder, brass suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks! gun)
     

  2. stxhunter

    stxhunter Well-Known Member

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    i think most 300 rum shooters on this site use the 200g ab over 95g retumbo i use 95.5g its good for around 3200fps this is max load in my rifle so start lower and work up
     

  3. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

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    300 Rum

    +1 200 gr. accubonds Fed.215 primers 95gr. retumbo 3200fps. This load shoots great and is very deadly.
    Levi
     
  4. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

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    +2 on the 200 gr Accubond. 92 gr of RL-25 gives me the best results at about 3200 fps. VERY deadly. mtmuley
     
  5. ingotoutdoors

    ingotoutdoors Active Member

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    seeing how you already have AB-180's, try 89 grains of RL-22, fed 215,rem. case, C.O.A.L.-3.671. this combo works well in every rem i've tried it in(all had floated barrels, trigger work, properly broke in).it usualy keeps them under 4 inches at 500 yards. i also live in redding
     
  6. JP Hunter

    JP Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help guys! Souds like I may need to go to the 200g range. ingotoutdoors do you shoot this load past 500yd well. What is C.O.A.L. -3.671 "I know the new guy is asking dumd questions" ?
     
  7. tjbill

    tjbill Well-Known Member

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    200 Accubond, 92.5 gr Retumbo, Fed 215 primer in my Sendero. Love it!
     
  8. ELZWizz68

    ELZWizz68 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't know the answer, it isn't a dumb question...

    JPH - C.O.A.L. stands for Calculated Over All Length, as I understand it. It refers to the length of the loaded round, in this case 3.671 inches. This info is useful in whether you can run this out of your magazine / box for loading rounds, or whether you will have to use the loaded round single shot (the round is too long to fit in the magazine/blind box). Also, it lets you know how deeply someone is seating their bullets in the cartridge case - some reloaders like to seat the bullet 'at the lands' 'into the lands' etc.

    A good way to polish up on your vocabulary is to read a reloading manual, or do a search of the forum topics, once you get the hang of it, the search function is the way to go, as there usually is lots of posts to read on single subjects...

    Welcome to the site, albeit a late welcome...

    EZ
     
  9. ingotoutdoors

    ingotoutdoors Active Member

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    COAL stands for cartridge over all length, and 3.671 will fit and function properly in a factory rem mag box. this is important if you are loading for a hunting rifle were you would like a couple extra rounds handy for a quik dispatch( hope it only takes one) just my 2 cents
     
  10. JPRITT

    JPRITT Well-Known Member

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    I use a 200 AB with 92.5 grains of H1000 out of my lilja 27 inch. I tried the retumbo first but found that i could only shoot about 12 rounds before the powder fouling was too much. mine shoots around 3175 fps and a COL of 3.360

    good luck
     
  11. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the board.

    the 300rem ultra magnum, with 200ab round is a great and deadly combo.
    on my rifle, i got best groups with;
    rem brass
    fed215m primer
    retumbo 91g and 94g
    200ab round
    coal 3.360''
    start low and go up on 0.5 g increment.

    chris
     
  12. 30-338

    30-338 Well-Known Member

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    Coal

    It stands for Cartridge OverAll length also known as C.O.L...You will need calipers to measure the over all length of the bullet from rim to tip...You probably should measure your rifle to see how long your chosen bullet is before it touches the rifling...and then you will be able to see how far off the lands your bullet is i.e. how far it has to jump to engage the rifling...some bullets like to jump a bit such as the Barnes TSX and the Nosler E-Tip..others such as the Berger usually like to be pretty close if not actually touching...This will mean more to you as you actually start working up the load and start seeing the differences that length makes...Keep in mind also that the closer to the rifling the higher the pressure so be careful! good luck 30-338
     
  13. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    30-338,

    I've been trying to get a hold of you. PM's, e-mails... PM me with info so I can get a hold of you. Thanks.

    Sorry for interrupting!!!