best bullet for 300 rum

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by rangerxp, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. rangerxp

    rangerxp Member

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    Just wondering what you guys though on this subject. My plan right now is to shoot at 500 yrds and eventually up to 750(the longest flat stretch on my land). I will also be hunting with this projectile next season. I hear about the SMK's, but the 220 gr. bullet probably won't stabilize in my 1 in 10 factory barrel will it? What do you guys think? Thanks in advance and thanks to all of those who have helped me so far, as I am learning quickly from this site.
     
  2. waylon

    waylon Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the berger 210gr bullet and my gun is a factory barrell and its 1-10 twist.
     

  3. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I would also suggest the 210 berger
     
  4. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    ...consider the 200g Accubond.

    And, some guys are getting the 240 SMK to stabilize in a 1-10 at RUM velocities, I believe. Hopefully, someone else will chime in on that...
     
  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    the 220 smk will stabilize with the 10 twist.i agree with any of the 210's, sierra makes one also. the 200 accubond might be my pick,works very nice with the RUM case.
     
  6. jdg300rum

    jdg300rum Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting the 240 smk and having great luck with them in a 1-10 twist. They are running about 3030 fps with about 8 fps differnce. I have killed 4 deer with them this year over 500 yard with no problem. I have shot 210 bergers but the 240 give you a little more range.
     
  7. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    jdg300rum, If you don't mind, what's your load/rifle/barrel length combination? I've been thinking about putting a few 240's down mine...
     
  8. jdg300rum

    jdg300rum Well-Known Member

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    jdg300rum, If you don't mind, what's your load/rifle/barrel length combination? I've been thinking about putting a few 240's down mine...

    [/ QUOTE ] I am shooting retumbo 92 grains/ 30 inch krieger barrel mtu contour/remington 700 action. The load is hot I will tell you that I loose brass after 3 firing but it shoots tighter hot. I am averaging around 2.625 of inch groups at 600 yards. I have tried 91grains it saves the brass but shoot about 3.25 inches and the shots are velitcal. hope this helps.
     
  9. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Several good ones have been mentioned so I'll just go head and say waht everyone else did, 210g Berger VLD, 200g AB, 210-220g SMK, 210-225g ULD RBBT.
     
  10. Fulldraw™

    Fulldraw™ Well-Known Member

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    200 NAB at 3250 fps for anything I can think of on this continent!
     
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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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