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300 Remington Ultra Magnum

I just ordered a Remington 700 thumbhole laminated stock and stainless barrel in 300 ultra magnum...just wondering any guys on here shoot the ultra and could tell me a little bit about them. From what i can gather there pretty brutal on the shoulder in a light weight rifle. I generally dont feel recoil when shooting on an animal....as do most people either! Currently own the 300 wsm in a browning stainless stalker and recoil isnt an issue! Any info would be great guys....Thanks again !!

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20 some views and no comments??? come on guys gimme some input here.

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I own one... what did you need to know? They are heavy hitters on both ends of the rifle. Mine is very accurate even when I used to use factory. It liked the Remington Scirocco 180 grs. the best for factory but now I reload 180 gr. Barnes TSX. They are expensive for ammo even if you reload although reloading cuts it in half. The cartridge is basically a longer version of your 300 WSM.

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A guy I work with claims a muzzle brake is the best $150.00 he ever spent on his Rem 700, same cal. Claims his wife can now shoot it.

I have no personal experience with it.

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chester i picked up a box of them remington ultra bonded core lokts 180's. Thats all the store had at the time. close to $80 but its no worse then the supreme accubonds i shoot outta the wsm. cant wait to try it!!

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Federal loads the TSX bullets if you are interested in those. Like you said, shooting at game you never feel the recoil and with practice you will manage the recoil at the range as well. How heavy is the rifle you are getting? Make sure when you buy a scope that you have plenty of eye relief and a quality scope. Thumbs up

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i got the bushnell elite 6500 2.5-16x50mm coming with the gun chester. not sure on the weight but i think with scope and loaded full of bullets its suppose to be around 8 1/4 lbs.....ya i know its on the light side but its almost impossible to find a heavy rifle these days!!

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wonksy:
You have to get into reloading or have someone do it for you. I believe an adult entering Canada from USA can bring two pounds of gunpowder, duty free, unless things have changed, probably about forty dollars. that's about 200 rounds worth, primers will cost an additional five bucks. Then good bullets, lets say 50c each........... Five boxes of the best reloads shouldn't cost you $ 100.00,
plus ChesterGolfs & My expenses

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hahaha yes sir Thumbs up

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The powder costs me $27+hst+dangerous goods fee/lb (shipping free over 21 lbs) at Higginsons. That is for the Hodgdon Retumbo which I highly recommend. You can buy US869 for a little cheaper (about $24+hst) but the accuracy wasn't there. My load is about 98 grs so you will get about 70 rounds per lb. of powder(this calibre loves to eat powder). The Barnes TSX 180 gr. that I use are about $50.00 landed for a box of 50. The accubonds are about the same $$. The brass is the killer. It is about $65.00 landed for 50 pcs. It is not a calibre you will see laying around the range. If you do, you are damn lucky. The primers are not that expensive on paper but think about buying in bulk because the dangerous goods fee is the same to one primer or 5000 primers. I initially bought factory until I got a supply of brass to work with. Just remember to collect it after each shot. You are ejecting a dollar each time.

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yup chester thats my plan man i'm gonna buy a few boxes of shells and collect the brass before i get into buying the powder and leads.....like you said i looked into it and its as cheap or cheaper just to buy a few boxes and get the brass collection started!! Thumbs up

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