Best Bullet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by keg333, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. keg333

    keg333 Member

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    Recently purchased a Remington 700 SPS Stainless .300 RUM with 26" barrel. I have never tried to shoot more then 200 yards so I am very new to long range shooting. I shoot a really good group at 100-200 and really would like to learn to shoot to about 500-600 and maybe even further if possible. I will be hunting mainly deer with this gun with the yearly elk trip. What would be the best bullet for this gun?
     
  2. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Well with very general questions like you have it would be best to use the search function here and do some research. Then after you have learned a little bit you can ask more specific questions AND get more specific, helpful answers.

    Dave
     

  3. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a link to a thread where I've been noting the load development on my 300 RUM:
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/load-workup-300-rum-70581/

    My current *best* load is:
    200g Barnes LRX
    96.5g Ramshot Magnum
    Remington 9 1/2M primer
    COAL 3.62
    Avg. MV: 3207

    That's if you're handloading your own ammunition. If you're looking for a really good factory load, you should check out the Remington Power Level line loaded with 180g Scirocco bullets. For factory ammo, they were extremely accurate in my rifle (a Remington Sendero SF2).

    --Ben
     
  4. keg333

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    I would really like to start loading my own. Only problem is that I don't have any experience doing it nor the equipment. I am looking into getting a press and I have a buddy at the local shooting range that said he will teach me.

    Thanks, Kyle
     
  5. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Where do you hail from?
     
  6. keg333

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    @ Venom.. Thanks for the info on all your loading and results. I will keep up with your post to see what best suits your rifle so hopefully i can make a good choice for mine.

    I am from Louisiana. Just graduated college and started the working life. This is all very new to me so thanks for the help. I am trying to understand the terminology still but I am catching on.
     
  7. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Just thought if you were in the DFW area I would help a brutha out.. If I drive to where you are it is on to the Big Easy!
     
  8. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Colorado.

    Where do you like to hunt elk?

    Al ......................... gun)
     
  9. keg333

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    Actually I have never been. A guy I work with goes every other year to Colorado and asked if I would be interested in going and I really would like to. That's kinda why I am looking to get into the long range shooting deal. And the deer hunting lease I'm on in Mississippi has some very long pipelines.
     
  10. keg333

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    Appreciate it though.