rem 300 saum

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dino foss, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. dino foss

    dino foss Active Member

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    Anyone own this gun and ever find a good combination for a hand load?
     
  2. TJAY

    TJAY Well-Known Member

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    I have several loads.
    150 TSX 65 gr. R-17 3200 fps
    165 TSX 64 gr. R-17 3100 fps
    150 Hornady IB 60 gr. varget 3150 fps

    These are out of two Model 7 Remingtons with 22" barrels.. Both tsx loads took elk last year and all 3 have been used on whitetails.
     

  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I load for 2.

    They both shoot the 168 TSX very well with IMR4350. However, one of them has a brand new unfired Lilja barrel on it and the plan is to see what happens with the 168 VLD. I also have some 185 VLDs on hand so they may be an option.

    180 ballistic tips shoot very well with Reloder 22.
     
  4. dino foss

    dino foss Active Member

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    how comfortable are you shooting out to?
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Well, let me clarify something first. One rifle belongs to my brother. The other a good friend. I don't know what their comfort zone is in terms of distance, but once we see what the customized rifle likes, I'm sure my friend will take a poke beyond 400 yards because he killed 2 caribou at 396 and 399 yards with it when it was factory using those 168 TSX loads.

    If I had a 300 SAUM, I'd probably play with a 175, 185 VLD, 180 Accubond, and 180 Scirocoo...maybe even a Hornady.

    The rifle is capable of cleanly killing an elk at 1000 yards. I suppose if I had one set up the way I would need it to be to accomplish such a long shot, I'd do it.
     
  6. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    My wife shoots a 300SAUM, when I first started loading for it I was using Varget powder and stayed with 150gr accubonds. This year we found that the Varget powder was not shooting to our liking so we switched to H414
    I think between now and next hunting season I want to get the barrel floated and bedded, action trued and maybe either a timney or jewell trigger and switch over to a NF rail 20moa. Its an awesome shooting gun. Those accubonds are deadly on deer.
     
  7. dino foss

    dino foss Active Member

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    What im looking for is a recipe to make a 600 yard shot at a deer. I hunt high in the alpine and I find that I can only make a good 400 yard shot with factory ammo. Here in BC canada I can only buy the 180 corelok . I always have to let some muleys go because they always seem to be around that 5-600 range and getting closer is not an option. Letting a 190 class buck walk without taking a shot is getting really old for me. I ned some proven recipes.
     
  8. pitbull320

    pitbull320 Well-Known Member

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    I have one and it has killed every thing from elk to yots with a 165 accubond with rl22 66gr at 3000fps and I have shoot deer and antelope out to 900yrds and yots passed 1000yrds it looses a lot of stem after 900yrds but under that it will kill any big game
     
  9. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone interested, i have a remington factory ss take off in 300 saum, used brass, and dies i will make a good deal.
    Mike
    bobcatservice33@yahoo.com
     
  10. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    My wife also shoots a 300 saum, so far just off the shelf loads. The lop has been shortened to 12", the trigger set to 3# even and a brake added. I'm going to start loading for it and we'll see how it does so I'll be watching this thread. So far she has taken 1 black bear, 1 grizzly, a couple of moose and 1 caribou with it. The day she bought it she ran a box of 180s through it and was wishing she had more rounds with her.

    Gus