300rum

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by LongBomber, May 4, 2009.

  1. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    My 300rum. Remington action, Lilja barrel, tuned factory trigger, Bushnell 4200 2.5-10, and a heck of an ugly paint job. I am waiting for a laminate stock (hopefully in 2 weeks) in royal camo. Right now it holds .3MOA out to 500 yards. I am just starting to stretch things out, getting 4.5-5 inch groups at 700 yards. Think I need a better scope/rings/bases to add some reach.
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    If you are shooting those groups at 700 with a 10x scope, you are doing very well.
     

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    That paint job doesn't look 'ugly', maybe it's just the picture, but I like the paint job. Also, any rifle that will shoot that well is plain old beautiful in my book!

    AJ
     
  4. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    I think the action squaring/trigger job and barrel was money well spent. I bedded the action into a cheap factory remington stock for now, couldn't wait for the laminate to show up. I'm glad it shoots as well as it does, proves to me that thier is a huge difference between what the factories put out and what you can have built.

    For me 700 yards is a long poke for 10x, I would like to get a nightforce 5.5-22 and thier rings/rail. Just need to do some more saving.
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Longbomber,
    your going to really be dangerous with 22x.
     
  6. cinch

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    What are the specs on your barrel? What loads are you shooting through it? Who built it?
     
  7. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    The barrel is a 1-10twist 6 groove, finished out at 27". I had a local smith chamber (minimum spec), and square the action. I did the trigger work myself (trying to learn a little smithing) and the action bedding in the stock.

    So far I have had the best success with 95gr retumbo behind a 200gr accubond, with a cci 250 primer in remington brass seated .010 off of the lands. I have tried the sierra 210gr matchking, and the groups under 300 yards are similar, but past 300 yards the accubond has an edge. I might try a little more tinkering with loads for the matchkings, and I also want to try some Berger VLD's. I would like to try the nosler brass as well, but components are difficult to get lately.
     
  8. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    That is the same load (Accubond) I shoot in mine. I got my hands on some 208 Amaxs to try also. They are way cheaper than the Accubonds. I have not tried the Nosler brass, but I have heard it is way soft and your primer pockets will loosen up in a hurry. Mine shoots great with the Remington brass, so I have no reason to try. Of course unless Lapua comes out with some...
     
  9. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    I made it out shooting last monday, here is my group from 900 yards. Fired prone off of a bipod, with a rear bag. The group is 8.075", There was an intermittent very slight breeze to the right. I was very happy, especially since at 10x all I was aiming at was the front half of the brown spot, as I couldn't definte any details on the deer.

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    The negative shows the bullet holes a little better

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  10. wild weasel

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    just wondering how much freebore you have. if you are .010" from lands what is your overall length?