Got My first real long range rifle 300 Rum need help !

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by USMCPAHunter, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. USMCPAHunter

    USMCPAHunter Active Member

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    i just picked up a remington 700 300 RUM this morning on a trade. i traded my taurus judge and my lcp 380 for this 300 rum. it has a jewled bolt muzzle break trigger job picatiny mount nikon prostaff BDC 3-9x50 and has only had one box of ammo i think i did pretty damn well in the trade.. anyways i need brass and i cant find any anywhere online or at local shops !i would really like to not buy loaded ammo just to get brass.. also if any of you have a sweet load data for a factory rem 700 26in barrel i would love somewhere to start if i can get bulets... also is this super high BC nessary to shoot 1k ? can i get away with a 180gr with a bc of .5?? ish ? im just getting into long range precision shooting iv shot a longgg way before but with a m2 50 cal ha.
     

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    It says expected 8/4/13 on it. And if you go ahead and order it, alot of times (from my experiences) things get shipped alot sooner than the expected date.

    Just trying to be helpful.
     
  4. USMCPAHunter

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    im blind i didnt see the date i just saw no back order thanks man !
     
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    you can get to 1 k pretty easy with 180's. We have shot steel at 1k with the 180 siroccos and they do the trick, but the 215 hybrids do it Much better.

    When shooting a long range rifle, do yourself a favor and shoot a long range bullet. you don't need a 230 or 240, but if you have the horsepower to launch a 200-215, why not?
     
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    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Berger 230 OTM's would also be nasty in that thing for LR target shooting.

    I'm shooter Berger 210 VLD's in my .308 Win, and it's a pretty nasty load.
     
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    I haven't tinkered with the Bergers in mine yet, but I was able to load up a pretty solid load with 200gr Accubonds and 93gr of Retumbo. As always, work up to this load. I can actually get over 94gr without pressure signs, but haven't had a chance to check the accuracy of that load yet. I'm getting just under 3,100fps on my current load.
     
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    Not a problem to shoot 180's to a K. I use 168 Bergers in my 308 further than that so your good to go
     
  9. BEEMAN

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    I shoot the 215 Hybrid. I agree with some of the other posts. If you have the horsepower why not shoot the 215 or the 230. The 215's shoot awesome by the way. Also was the easiest bullet to develop a load for.
     
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    Beeman, what load are you using at what kind of numbers are you seeing? Are you loading it out close to the lands or to fit the magazine? I have been considering the 215's, but it seems like everyone loads them as a single shot instead of magazine length, which is what I would prefer to do.
     
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    I am shooting a fairly mild load of 91 gr H-1000. I have no pressure signs and is very accurate. I still have a stock Sendero barrel and my speed is 2985 fps. Have shot out to 900 yds and drops confirm that speed. I load it as a single shot. I started 15 thou off the lands. I remeasured not long ago and my throat has eroded another 30 thou. So now I am 45 thou off the lands. Accuracy has not really changed. Another benefit of the hybrid design. I would try some 215's at mag length and see how they shoot. When I started load development I did it according to Berger instructions and started I think 100-120 thou off and worked my my down to around 10 off. seemed a little better at 15 thou off so that is what I settled on. Through load development nothing shot over a inch at 100 yds. Overall I think a very forgiving bullet. Now it is time to find a new barrel for next season. Think I am going to go 300 Win Mag this time.