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Old 04-22-2006, 11:33 PM
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Does anyone have a favorite hunting load for the 300 RUM?
Also does anyone have any comments Good or Bad about this calibur. I have recently purchased a Rem 700 in the 300 RUM cal. Thanks KGS
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:06 AM
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My second favorite caliber!

I'm still in the load development stage so I don't have a favorite yet but I am using exclusively Swift Scirroco 2 bullets, both 165's and 180's. I feel these are the only lead core bullet that can hold up to 300 RUM velcities. I picked up some Hodgons US869 to try with 180's but the 165's seem to like a faster burnig powder like H4831ssc. I may pick up some IMR7828ssc and try it also.

This caliber is not for the easily intimidated. It does pack a fair amount of recoil, but it is not unmanageable. Probably comparable to a 338 Win mag. more of a big shove than a sharp kick like a 7 mag. As far as accuraccy goes , the more I tune loads and powder the more accuate it becomes. I did kill an elk with it last fall. A small 5 point raghorn that dropped in his tracks to a 250 yard neck shot with a 165 grain Scirroco 2. The bullet severed the vertibra in his neck and went on thru, leaving a pencil sized exit hole.

My rifle is in Remingtomn's 700 CDL. And so far it's like every other Remington I own, a fine piece of machinery.

I'm sure you won't be disapointed. If you like big magnums, this one will "git 'er done"

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Old 04-29-2006, 06:05 PM
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For 180gr bullets, RL25 shoots GREAT in every .300 RUM I have ever seen or heard about.
I don't remember my exact load though.
I traded the rifle to a guy for a set of binos.

My bullets included Barnes TSX, SMK's, Swift Scirroco's, Hornady SST's, Partitions, and some other match bullets.
All shot sub MOA @ 100 yards.

IMR7828 was a good powder too, just not as good as RL25.
You won't be disappointed.
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:04 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments. just picked up some dies and I am going to make up some loads this weekend.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:26 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments. just picked up some dies and I am going to make up some loads this weekend.
What a gun after zeroing it in I can not make a bad shot. The accurracy is unbelieveable as I am putting all the bullets in the centre. A quarter of an inch or less groups. I am still trying different loads however I have found that IMR 4831 seems to work very well. Can't wait to take it hunting this year.
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