need a new bullet for my .300RUM

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by justgoharder, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have a good hunting load worked up for my RUM using a 200gr accubond and h1000 powder. however right now iam trying to find a load using a cheaper bullet - the 50 cents per bullet plus the cost of powder and primer is a bit much for punching paper. i would like to keep using the same powder to keep things easy but i just need a 180gr or 200gr bullet that will work for punching paper and whacking some pdogs, and i need one that cost less than an accubond, preferably way less!
    thanks for your help!
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting the 200 gr Accubond and the 200 gr SMK over the same charge of Re-22. In my 300 win. mag they have the same point of impact and fly the same out to 700 or so.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Try the ballistic tip.

    It should shoot the same an will expand on lite targets.

    Sierra match king would be good but the cost might be to high.

    Hope this helps
    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. IceSniper

    IceSniper Well-Known Member

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    I'd try the Sierra Matchking, they're about the cheapest match bullet around. My ballistics program lists the B.C for the 180gr SMK as..
    .475 @ 2800fps
    .496 @ 2200fps
    .494 @ 0fps

    200gr as..
    .565 @ 2100fps
    .560 @ 1600fps

    220gr as..
    .629 @ 2100fps
    .624 @ 1700fps
    .608 @ 0fps

    Lapua scenars are good target bullets and have great B.Cs for thier weight (0.547 @ 0fps for the 185gr) but they usally sell for $5-10 more than the sierras.

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    J E, How much do the ballistic tips sell for over there? here they are $30/50 with SMKs $40-45/100
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    WOW"
    Must be the boat ride

    They are $12,49 for 50 hear.

    Berger Match VLDs ar $28,99 for 100.

    Sierra Match Kings are $28,99 per 100.

    I though we had it bad.

    Wish I could help /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. tsmiller4

    tsmiller4 Well-Known Member

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    Go with the 220 SMK, its great and only about $.26 per bullet. I get 100 pks for 26 bucks. It shoots very well out of my stock remmy over 91grs of H-100. Have shot some sub 1/2" groups with this load at 3.75 OAL. Good luck, and have fun!!
     
  7. booger

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    IMac, 200SMK will be almost the same as 200 accubond. I use the AB for hunting and the SMK for practice.It saves a couple of bucks
     
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    kraky Well-Known Member

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  9. Bug

    Bug Active Member

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    From Midway,
    Remington Core-Lokt Bullets 30 Caliber (308 Diameter) 180 Grain Pointed Soft Point Box of 500
    Product #: 874989
    Status: Available
    Our Price: $62.99
    These are what I use all the time, in a .308, a short-mag, and in a RUM. They are inexpensive, and entirely suitable to 99% of the shooting I'm likely to do. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  10. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    I have shot some winchester bulk bullets 180gr into 1.8" groups at 635 yds. working up a dope card for a buddys rifle...