.338 RUM Hunting Load

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Guest, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Guys---
    I have traded into a John Ricks built S/S M700 in .338 RUM with 27" Pac-Nor, #5, 1:10" twist barrel bedded into a McMillan Sako Varminter stock. I will be looking for a hunting load for this sweetie when it gets here next week(and a brake!!!) . Any help will be appreciated. The guy who had it before had used 250 gr. Nosler Partitions and Barnes 225 XBT's. It wasn't throated long enough for the 300's, so I figure I'll stick with the Barnes/Sierra/Nosler bullets in the 225-250 gr. range...Thanks in advance... [​IMG] What about it Boyd--you must have something...

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  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Come on guys, I only have a few days to get my stuff together before the rifle gets here..Somebody???
     

  3. Boyd Heaton

    Boyd Heaton Well-Known Member

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    98 TO 100gr of h1000 with a 225 or 250gr bullet.Start at 95gr..........
     
  4. baldeagle713

    baldeagle713 Well-Known Member

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    yea boyd I got em but you loaded the cartrage. [​IMG] Chris, listen to Boyed. he has shot more 300 RUM cartrages than I have seen in my life time. SO take your time and learn. I am. [​IMG]

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  5. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    i know it's an old post but have you tried VV N 560 i shoot 92.1 it is max by the sierra book with a 250 smk or a sbt it shoot so good i don't even try to make it better.
     
  6. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Chris i have tried to send you a few loads developed by a friend and I for the 300 Rum necked to .338. This rifle has free bore so start lower and work up!!May be they will be of some help to you.