my first 300rum

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by RUMismyFavorite, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. RUMismyFavorite

    RUMismyFavorite New Member

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    first post ever and i would like to thank you guys for all the helpful info i have gained so far, however i have a lot of questions about load data for my browning a bolt 2 chambered in 300rum. very interested in shooting 165gr hornady sst tips out to 800yds or so and am looking for advice and or some good, not so hot load data
     
  2. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Is your heart stuck on 165? In my mind that is a bit light for 800 expecially with the horsepower of the 300 RUM. I would consider the 215 or 230 Berger bullet. The BC is very good and they are easy to load. I have a feeling once you ding that gong at 800, your going to want to do it at 1000. This bullet will help you achieve that.
     

  3. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah....Welcome to the forum!!
     
  4. shooter7

    shooter7 Well-Known Member

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    The heavier, high BC bullets will work wonders in my opinion. The RUM will push em good out to 1000 no problem. The key factor in long range shooting that is trouble for many is wind, and the high BC helps lessen the problem.
     
  5. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

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    I'm with the other posters, 300rum needs at least 200 grain bullets and up. Higher bc's and weight make for better performance at longer ranges. I love the 215 hybrids in mine.
     
  6. TJAY

    TJAY Well-Known Member

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    I have used R-25 in the 94 gr. range with 165 gr. bullets as an easy shooting load. This keeps recoil down and will work well. For serious work 200 and up are the way to go.
     
  7. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    27" stick....92g Retumbo...208 A-Max...Fed primer...3050fps. The A-max is a Great slug and 1/2 the price of the Berger ( I do have 300 230g Hy-Breds here that are on deck for spring :cool: ). The 208's will be a hard act to follow the accuracy I am being blessed with is scary gun):D
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I shoot that charge with a hornady 180 f.b. on top of it in my 300 rum. I also shoot the 190 hornady bt with mil-surp 50 bmg powder and the 225 hornady with either rl50 or rl33 under it. They all shoot well under moa, with the 180 hornady pulling an inch at 200 yards.
    A slightly lighter bullet helps get the time of flite down for midrange offhand shots at running game, but the heavier slugs hold velocity better at longer ranges.