- Mar 17, 2003
I got a good deal on a 300 RUM with remington action 28" douglas #5 with bedding block. Trigger seems to be about 2.5 lbs and I have a bushnell elite 4200 4-16-50 possibly for it. The seller said it would shoot 180 barnes XLC with 95 gr of Reloader 25 quite well....3500fps. He said he used non-boattail version. I have 180 barnes XLC boattailed....any difference?? Back to the topic....Do many of you go out of your way to shoot longe range? Is it more of a sit on a ridge and glass or find some point with an expansive field of view and shoot animal first seen by glassing. Can you get closer to the animal in these situations or is it such that by doing so you scare the animal in all probability and blow any chance you had. I'm just curious. I'm going to try this gun out and shoot paper and see if I can group at 500-600 yds in field conditions. If so this gun will have plenty of downrange energy that's for sure. I have on occasion came across areas that I could sit on a cliff and overlook ponds, fields, creek bottoms etc. Hmmmmmmmm.