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Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please

16 Nov 2020
@ 02:31 pm (GMT)

luke luciani

HI all,

i have been a longtime reader and follower even watching Nathans m700 troubleshooting video but just joined now as i am in need of help

i have a factory Rem 700 BDL in 300 rum brought brand new! to this point fired approximately150-200 shots
pillar and glass bedded action torqed to 55inlb (all this has been done along the way whilst trying to develop a load)

timney trigger set to 2lbs
leupold rings and bases
meopta 3-10x50 scope

gun has been cleaned removing all copper fouling using rem 40x

projectiles tried are

180gn nosler ballistic silver tip

190 berger vld hunting (best moa is 1.25") speed 2990fps

212 hornady eldx moa is inconsistent best is 1.25" loaded from 89gn to 93gn speed 2990 - 3150fps

i have tried stone cold barrel and a maximum of 3 shots then letting cool for about 15 mins as to not overheat the barrel and also letting it cool between shots

powder used has been

ADI
adi2217
adi2225

the question is should i go back to a 180gn projectile (local gun dealer suggested barnes ttsx)

or i was thinking swift scirocco as this is what the factory loads are by remington. i have noticed the heaviest factory loads by different manufactures are 180gn

thinking abour it logically im guessing they have done the hard work and had the best success with that weight

would anyone have any suggestions?.

sorry for the long post

Replies

16 Nov 2020
@ 05:04 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
Welcome Luke.
Have you read Nathan's books yet? They're a lifetime purchase and worth every cent...
They're a great Christmas present suggest it to family members and get the whole set.....
Anyway....
How does it shoot factory ammo. Fed blue box maybe worth a try as a bellwether? Have you read his " is it me or the rifle"? Post..... Nathan is busy with Norma work but he'll probably reply with advice soon.
16 Nov 2020
@ 05:04 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
Welcome Luke.
Have you read Nathan's books yet? They're a lifetime purchase and worth every cent...
They're a great Christmas present suggest it to family members and get the whole set.....
Anyway....
How does it shoot factory ammo. Fed blue box maybe worth a try as a bellwether? Have you read his " is it me or the rifle"? Post..... Nathan is busy with Norma work but he'll probably reply with advice soon.
16 Nov 2020
@ 08:48 pm (GMT)

Magnus Vassbotn

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
Hi Luke, and welcome.

I have no experience with the 300 RUM, but I have loaded for lots of other 30 cals. Whenever I come across a picky rifle, the 180 Accubond is most often the remedy. It is usually very forgiving with regards to jump, which might be an interesting factor with the RUM (long freebore). The 180 Scirocco on the other hand, is the absolute opposite. Very picky, especially with jump. Out of 8-10 different rifles I have tested it in, only one gave sub 0,75 MOA, which is what I consider good hunting accuracy for general purposes.

Good luck


Magnus
16 Nov 2020
@ 09:31 pm (GMT)

Magnus Vassbotn

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
Also, the Norma Bondstrike 180 have also shown forgiving tendencies towards jump, in the 3 rifles I have tested it in so far.

The Barnes bullets are known to be picky with jump. But at the same time, from what I have picked up most poeople find good accuracy with long jump, so promising for the RUM. I have also had best accuracy with long jump with Barnes bullets. But I have also heard of people finding best accuracy with short jump, so the only way to find out is to try.


M
16 Nov 2020
@ 10:44 pm (GMT)

Hamish Gibbs

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
Hi Luke have you started over and double/triple checked everything? What's the best the rifle has shot? If you could post pictures of groups it may tell a story?
I've been caught out with not clearing cleaning out/relieving all the biddy lil corners around the recoil lug, rifle wouldn't shoot under 1 moa, after a few trips back to the workbench voila, coincidentally the 180 scirocco.
17 Nov 2020
@ 07:32 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
Hi Luke, there are a number of variables to this question. I can most likely help but it will be best to book a skype consult with me. Or as Warwick suggested, read through the books.

Unfortunately, loading a Barnes may not fix this rifle. Such a suggestion is random and unscientific.

https://www.ballisticstudies.com/shop/Consulting++Coaching/One+on+one+coaching++consultation+with+Nathan+Foster.html
19 Nov 2020
@ 10:20 pm (GMT)

Mike Davis

Re: Help: 300 RUM handload Remington 700 BDL Help please
well call me thick...Ive read the origonal post 3 times and cant see what you need help with????
what projectile weight is only possible thing I can see......and that my good man is personal thing...best worked out by "working it backwards"
#1 question...what do require of your load????
#2 what can you get a hold of
#3 what do they group like
untill you answer the first...anything else is not important
what I mean is if you bush stalking where 50 yards is long shot....you bought rifle for power...so big fat heavy softish projectile good
if you hunting big tough animals up close you want tough projectile
if you wanting to shoot out long...you want accuracy
put some WSM loads together last night for mate....what a pain in the arse compared to std size rounds...the fat arse of case just doesnt fit std gear.
 

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