Best grain bullet for 300 RUM

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  1. shedhunt

    shedhunt Well-Known Member

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    I am sure this topic has been spoken about before, but I am looking to get some feed back as to what the best grain bullet to use in a 300 RUM would be.

    Shooting a factory Rem 700 with a 26" sporter barrel. Nothing fancy at all. Have shot factory Nosler 180 Accubonds through it to site in and shoots them okay. But I feel that hand loading will just allow the accuracy to be that much better. Just not sure if I should look to shoot a heavier bullet.

    Lots of opinions out there on this round.

    Thank you!
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    If the 180 Accubond shoots, the 200 Accubond will probably also. Pretty similar.

    The 181 Hammer, or 199 Sledge Hammer would also be good choices.
     
  3. Just cut

    Just cut Well-Known Member

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    What twist barrel?
     
  4. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    10 twist
     
  5. jcp1967

    jcp1967 Well-Known Member

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    How far you looking to shoot, I use 180 berger Elite hunters great bullet but I primarily hunt with it in NC...500 yards and less...I like heavier out west 210 VLD
     
  6. Just cut

    Just cut Well-Known Member

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    The 225 eldm will shoot out of a 10 twist. They have a really good b.c and work great as hunting bullets.
     
  7. Zman99

    Zman99 Well-Known Member

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    215 or 230 Berger. 225 eldm. All three are good for anything from pigs to elk no problem.
     
  8. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    210 SMK, 210 HVLD, 215 Hybrid. All shot extremely well when my .300RUM was factory.
     
  9. jpfrog

    jpfrog Well-Known Member

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    Sporter barrel and factory setup, so guessing this is a dedicated hunting rifle? Is the 1:10" twist assumption correct also? If yes to both, I'd start with hunting bullets and cull the options from there. What will you be hunting, and at what distances? You already have some pretty decent Nosler brass from those factory loads you shot, assuming you saved the brass. I have never shot a 300 RUM, but I really like the 180 grain Accubonds in my 300 Winchester Magnum. The factory 300wm Nosler Trophy Grade ammo for the 180 cost roughly $3+ per round, but using Nosler brass and those 180ABs I'm able to handload with more velocity and tighter groups for around $1/round, and there's not much in North America I wouldn't be able to hunt with those loads at the distances I hunt (typically less than 500 yards, but one day I'll get to stretch it out). If I were to hunt further out, I would consider a heavier bullet, because why not?
     
  10. shedhunt

    shedhunt Well-Known Member

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    gun has a factory sporter barrel, so I am assuming that it is a 10 twist. Thank you all for the info, I think I will get some 190+ and 200+ rounds to try out.
     
  11. shedhunt

    shedhunt Well-Known Member

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    I would like to be able to comfortably hunt out to 600 or so. I would like to shoot targets out farther than that.
     
  12. Douglas.gun.guy

    Douglas.gun.guy Member

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    I shoot the 210 HVLD in my 300 rum with good results.
     
  13. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    I just bought 300, 220GR ELD-X, really hoping they shoot well out of my rifle
     
  14. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely recommend heavier bullets, 190's at the least and 200+ is even better in my opinion.