Bullets & Twist Rates

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Cordell, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Cordell

    Cordell Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to change the bullets I use in my 300 RUM. I was using Hornady SST's since it was set up to NOT be used closer than 500 yards on game, that has now changed. Not sure which bullet to use. I was on Berger's sight and they recomend 1-12 twist for the 185 and 190 VLD's, and a 1-11 on the 210's.

    I am not looking to swap out my barrle. It does not have an extended box magazine, and I am thinking about having one put in to aid in bullet choice.

    Anyone had experiance with the 190gr VLD's in a stock Remington 300 RUM with a 1-10 twist? This is my main hunting rifle at this time and need it to be capable of take game from close range (100-->300 yards) out to the 1200 flbs-->1600 flbs range for clean kills.

    Any help will help me in this "quest".lightbulb
     
  2. 7mmrowland

    7mmrowland Well-Known Member

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    Posted twist rates are stabilization minimum.
     

  3. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    If you want to shoot the 210VLD's go for it. They'll shoot just fine in 1/10.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    How did the SST perform <500 yards?

    Thanks.

    Ed
     
  5. Cordell

    Cordell Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input fellas i will see what the Bergers do in my RUM.

    The SST's hit every thing i ever aimed at, Rocks and the like :( Never had a chance to take a deer or Elk with the SST's though. Sorry not able to give you any first hand info on there performance. I just gave away my last 40 or so SST rounds to some one who has a 300 Win. I have 8 still loaded and will most likly just pull them....... unless you would like me to "test" them out on some wet news print. I would be more than happy to do that.
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the offer but no need for the test. I have a couple of boxes of factory loaded 225g SSTs in .338WM to test and was just wondering. Thanks again.

    Ed