Which ammo for elk? 300 rum

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Crop Damage, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Crop Damage

    Crop Damage Well-Known Member

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    Can't decide between federal's 200 gr nosler partition load and Remington's 180 scirocco. Won't be shooting more than 500 yards. 300 yards is probably more realistic. Preferences?
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Are you limited to factory ammo? I would lean towards the heavier bullet.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The 300 RUM is at it's best with 180 and 200 grain bullets.

    Due to the RUMs velocity potential, and toughness of an Elk I recomend the bonded core bullets
    like the Accubond.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Crop Damage

    Crop Damage Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'm torn between just buying a box of factory ammo, like these two, or trying to work up a load. I've considered accubonds, sciroccos, and partitions. I have a deadly load for my local whitetails, shooting 168 CT ballistic silvertips. I've also got a load for 190 bergers that the rifle likes. Not sure what I think about the bergers, I still have about 8 loaded rounds, but I like the CTs so much I usually use them.

    I like the higher velocity of the factory sciroccos, but the 4,000 some lbs of energy from the partitions sounds pretty awesome. Worried that if I wait too long on factory ammo, it will be hard to find.
     
  5. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    Get some 200 NAB's and Retumbo and if its like most of them you will have an elk load the first trip to the range.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    remember when shooting elk that energy is only part of the equation. As JE Custom recommends, bullet construction is very important when it comes to elk. You want a tough bullet.