powders to try in 300rum/180-200 grain pills

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 30-06 boy, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. 30-06 boy

    30-06 boy Well-Known Member

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    my brother and i are planning to find a long range load out of his savage 300 rum.180-200 grain bullets.any powder suggestions?
     
  2. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    RL-25 works best in my 300UM with bullets in the 200gr area.
    db
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    RL-25, RL-25, RL-25, Retumbo, if you have a tight neck or BR chamber H50BMG. Did I mention RL-25?
     
  4. hvyw8t

    hvyw8t Well-Known Member

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    I would take a hard look at ramshot magnum. Burnrate like r25 in a spherical powder that meters like water.
     
  5. Harry

    Harry Member

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    I find that the slower burning powders work best in the larger capacity cases such as the RUM. You have to try them until you find witch one works best for your cal.
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Retumbo and H1000 have both worked well for me. I eneded up going with Retumbo.

    Mark
     
  7. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    This caliber is pretty new to me but I've had good success with the H-1000. Looking forward to trying the Retumbo though, all reports I've read have much better velocity, 100-150 fps more I believe.

    I pretty much stick to the Hodgon Extreme powders after hearing so much about the temperature stability. The RL-25 sounds good too but can someone shed some light on the stability of that powder?
     
  8. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with Hodgdon's US869 and the 210gr VLD's. 3,200 ft/sec, good accuracy and reduced pressure from what I see. The big RUM case has plenty of room for large charges of powder.
     
  9. SomeRumbum

    SomeRumbum Well-Known Member

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    RE 25, 94 to 96.0 grains, 180 Accubonds. I have tried this with my own and several other 300 rums and they all liked it. Some exceedingly so.
     
  10. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    Retumbo