Best long range elk load for a 300 RUM?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by wyobmf, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. wyobmf

    wyobmf Active Member

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    Hello,
    I am currentley using a 150 GRN Lazaroni coated tripple shock with 100 GRNs of RL-25 and getting 3670 FPS. I have killed 2 big bulls with this load. One at 720 yds and 1 at 850 yds. Is there any way I could improve this load better for elk?
    What does everybody else use for 300 RUM elk loads?
    Thanks
     
  2. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

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    That seems like a light bullet for elk. I would feel more comfortable shooting a 200 grain accubond or something. They have BC numbers in the 500's if I remember right.
     

  3. wyobmf

    wyobmf Active Member

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    It does seam light, but It has more lb/ft at long range than any other bullet weight.
     
  4. NONYA

    NONYA Banned

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    Been using 150s on elk out to 600 for many years,works for me,you cant beat the triple shocks for elk.
     
  5. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    .369bc 150g .308 Barnes TSX

    .711bc 240g .308 SMK
    From Sierra Infinity software...


    Your load at 6500ft, 35 deg, 3670fps from the Lazz:

    800yds energy: 1789 ft. lbs.
    1000yds energy: 1388 ft. lbs.


    240SMK load at 6500ft, 35 deg, 3000 fps from 300RUM:

    800yds energy: 2947 ft. lbs.
    1000yds energy: 2590 ft. lbs.

    The Lazz might get even more out of the SMK...
     
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  6. wyobmf

    wyobmf Active Member

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    My bad, never ran it up to a 240 Gn.
    The gun is a Rem 700, Just using lazaroni coated bullets.
    Would that be a better long range load?
    Thanks
     
  7. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    It would be to me...........
     
  8. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

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    I personally think the 200 gr Accubond is perfect for long range use in the .300 RUM. Short range too, as I killed a 6 point bull at 42 yards with my load. If 3200 fps at 42 yards won't tear a bullet up, what will? mtmuley
     
  9. BrandonA

    BrandonA Well-Known Member

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    I personally use 180g's... You'll get the highest BC from the TSX's using that... I probably won't shoot anything else while hunting out of my 300rum but TSX's. While other bullets work well... My opinion is TSX's outperform once it hits! Others will be right it will be easier with a higher BC bullet to make those longer shots. Once I move out of the .308 bullets and into a .338 I'll probably be shooting SMK or Accubonds
     
  10. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    do a search for .300RUM loads in the 'HANDLOADING' section you'll find a ton of info.
    for what its worth - my pet load has been
    200gr accubonds
    91gr H-1000
    federal large rifle mag primers
    3.600" OAL

    I have killed antelope/deer/elk all with this load, from 50-584yards even shot a deer at 50ish yards and had no problems with meat damage.

    good luck!
     
  11. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    This is what I get using the 200 gr. Acubond bc=0.588
    and lazzeroni says that the 150 gr. has a bc = 0.428

    I'm using standard atmosphere values for 5000 ft of elevation.

    Track-1 = Lazzeroni 150 gr.
    Track-2 = Accubond 200 gr.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I will find out here in about a week if the 200 AB from the 300 RUM is a good LR elk load. I can tell you that is is an AWESOME LR moose load.
     
  13. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I would not put much wieght in energy figures,they are meaningless bullet wieght is a nice advantage tho.............[​IMG]
     
  14. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    jwp475,

    I guess the debate never ends. :D

    Kinetic energy is the energy of motion.

    KE = ½ * m * V²

    In my simple way of looking at it,

    "no energy" = "no motion"
    "no motion" = "no penetration"
    "no penetration" = "no death"

    I simply can't see how enery is "meaningless". :)

    I know there are many debates about this. I have read articles that for the life in me I don't know what they're talking about. To me is like saying: "your heart beat don't mean nothig" SURE IT DOES, it means I'm alive!!!!

    This is not to be contradictory, just explaining my views. [​IMG]