300 rum

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  1. geauxtigers

    geauxtigers Well-Known Member

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    I just got thru testing my 300 RUM load with the 190 grain berger bullets. I am shooting 93.5 grains of retumbo. I have a 27 inch shilen select match and got an average velocity of 2888. Does this seem right. I figured it would be higher. Anyway just looking for some feedback. Thanks.
     
  2. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Seems low. I am running 210gr matchkings at 3150 from my rum in a 26" pipe. 95gr of retumbo.
     
  3. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I was getting 3200 with 95grs of Retumbo behind a 200 gr Nosler Accubond
     
  4. geauxtigers

    geauxtigers Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. It seems a little low to me too. I am going to bump it it up to 95 grains and see how it shoots. Ii has only got about 50 shots or so down the tube. I am looking to at least get 3000. What would maybe cause it to be slow?

    Taylor
     
  5. tackdriver10

    tackdriver10 Well-Known Member

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    What is the elevation where your shooting at? If you're a lowlander like me, your velocities will be lower.
     
  6. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Work your way up. You should be able To run close to 97grs and 3300fps
     
  7. geauxtigers

    geauxtigers Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am at a low elevation in central ga. I just thought I would get more speed than that. I am going to try 95 grains. Just hope my groups hold up. I am going to try 95, 95.5 and 96. Hopefully I will get my speeds up. I also have a vais brake on the gun but that should not affect velocity should it.
     
  8. geauxtigers

    geauxtigers Well-Known Member

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    Want 97 grains be over capacity. Should I shoot a compressed load. I am more about accuracy than speed but would like my moa to go down.
     
  9. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    geauxtigers,

    With a moniker like geauxtigers, what's that 300 used for? Self Defense????:)

    Be cautious, some barrels are just slow. For example Lilja's are tight bored and usually slower. Thus pressures are higher for similar powder charge weights in other barrels.

    BTW, when I lived in LA. I bought a motor home from a major LSU fan. It had an LSU spare tire cover. Didn't recognize the significance until I make several trips to Atlanta. Got some severe hand signals/signs while passing through MS, AL, and GA.:D:D
     
  10. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Just watch for pressure signs . Remember you didn't buy a 30-06.
     
  11. geauxtigers

    geauxtigers Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the help. I am shooting the shillen and maybe it is like you said. It might just be slow. I am going to try up to about 96 and see how it goes. I am very happy with the way it is shooting now but just want a little more speed. And Roy I live in Atlanta so I know about all the hand signals. LOL. Thanks for all of your help.

    Taylor
     
  12. geauxtigers

    geauxtigers Well-Known Member

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    Went to shoot today and got much better velocities with 96.5 grains of retumbo. was able to get 3231 today. That is up from 2888 at 93.5 grains.

    Taylor