Long bullets in 300 RUM seating depth?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jim Oliver, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    This morning I loaded a few 208 A Max bullets in 300 RUM cases, for a Win 70 with a mag. box which only allows 3.610 COL.

    As much bullet is in the case as is out of the case!! Makes me wonder if 180s might be better......

    The load is:
    Rem brass
    Hornady 208 A Max @ 3.610 COL
    Fed 215
    96.0/Retumbo

    Only loaded three rounds for testing for feed and pressure signs.....

    What say you??

    Thanks,
    Jim
     

  2. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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  3. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Jim, my first experience shooting the 200 grain Wildcats in a 7mm RUM were the same experience you find yourself in. The base of the bullets were well beyond the shoulder/body junction and they still shot very well. I even shot my all time best 1K groups that way.

    Best thing to do is to give it a try, you might be surprised.
     
  4. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    300SAUM,
    Re the long mag box:

    It's in the plan, just don't have it done yet. I wanted to shoot the rifle as is before the mods are done.

    Does 96.0/Retumbo sound resonable?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009