All the new cals are hard on the wallet for factory ammo. I dont have a rum but i have a 7mm wsm and a box of shells is 40 to 60 dollers. I am thinking of getting rid of it because of this seen how i dont hand load. Might have to get a 7mm rm cheaper to shoot.
Remington makes some factory loads in 300SAUM that were allot cheaper than the Nosler Custom. I played with both in mine and saw no advantage in accuracy with the Nosler as opposed to the Rem ammo. I had a friend who re-chambered his to 300WSM just due to ammo availability and he didn't reload so he gave me all his SAUM ammo so I got lucky and since I hardly use it the ammo I have will last my lifetime at least.
Slightly off topic but I bought five boxes of Remington Premium 7mmSAUM ammo off of HPA classifieds last summer for $13/box........Couldn't pass up the price, but then I had to go out and buy a gun to shoot them out of..
well if there was ever a time to start reloading it's now...for the price of 4 or 5 boxes for this cartridge you could set yourself up with just about everything you'd ever need to reload..sad part is, it uses the same bullets and cost as any .30 cal, same basic powder, slightly more or less than the average .30 cal..it's nothing more than a big rip-off and a major one at that..I bought about 500 cases when they were dirt cheap when it first came out, I'll never run out in my lifetime and I've found it's not hard on cases and am still using the first 40 I shot out it originally...awesome cartridge, too bad it never worked out..it'll do everything you'll ever need...start reloading!! $75 a box!!!!! It's no more than any other .30 cal to reload!!!