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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys I'm just starting to reload... what is your guys .300 RUM reloads
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 08:05 AM
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I shoot a 300 RUM Improved, it likes WC872 powder. It's military surplus and real affordable, at least it was when I bought a bunch. I bought a case and believe it was like $35 a jug. I'ts reloading data is VERY similar to H-870. You'll burn though a bunch with a RUM. It was the most accurate powder I found in my gun, I tried several.
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Im in the same boat as parkershooter. Just ordered my dies this past weekend. Looking for an accurate hunting load that I can use to take game up to elk size.

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In my Improved its 95 grains of WC872 pushing a 240 Grain SMK. I guarantee whatever you hit with that combo will not walk away. Out of a standard RUM I would probably start out in the neighborhood of 90 grains, look in the book at H870 data. If it isn't in any of the books you have I can scan a copy and post it. H870 hasn't been available for many years.

If you're all interested in purchasing Bulk let me know. I just built a 338 Edge and am hoping WC872 works, if so I'd probably want another 1 or 2 jugs. They used to come in a case of 6. One can never have too much powder.
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just to follow up I came up with berger vld hunting bullets 190 grain and 82 grains of RL-22... I talked to a guy in susquhannah county who builds guns his last name is Borden he said go with the RL-25 he feels that's the better of the two... I also did some research and a lot of people are saying retumbo powder is the way to go out of the 300RUM I have not played with this yet but I'm hoping to get some 208 grain A max with retumbo tomorrow. where are you located in Bradford county. I'm from the Towanda area
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Is 82 your starting point? Ive seen suggestions of much higher powder charges. I think Borden knows what hes talking about and if he recommends RL-25 I might lean that way. I just got the dies in from Midway on Friday so I'll be looking to get powder and bullets here pretty soon.


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I'm running 200gr accubonds in my Christensen. It's very accurate with both RL-25, and Retumbo. However Retumbo is about 100fps faster, and with better temp stability, it gets the nod for me.
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