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Accubonds for a 300 RUM?

I have been reloading my 300 RUM with 180 gr. Barnes triple shock and I love the bullet. The problem is that I am having a killer time to get them here in Nova Scotia (they still think core-lokts are the "new kid" on the block). I have used partitions but I don't like the lead tips so that brings me to my question. Does anybody load the 180 gr. accubonds in their 300 RUM or do you think they will withstand the velocity if there happened to be a close shot? There is one supplier that can get the Nosler stuff easily but not the Barnes stuff.

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The Accubonds will hold up just fine. Although, the 200 gr. would be a better choice in the large capacity, high velocity of the 300 rum.
You should be able to get 3100 fps with the 200 gr and 3200 fps with the 180 gr., safely.

The question
What do you use a 300 rum with a 200 gr Accubond and a full case of H870 on?
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Anything. lol

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It is definitely an able combination. I will have to look up some recipes. I use 98 gr. of Retumbo powder for the 180 gr. TSX bullets but I'll have to do some research on the charge for accubond with that powder. It gives me an excuse to shoot more which I love. lol

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I do like those Hodgedon powders. The slowest I can utilize, in the rounds I shoot, is H1000

I heard rumor that they were going to discontinue the Retumbo. Just rumor. We know how those go.
I, myself have never used it. I don't shoot anything with a case capacity that is large enough to utilize it's slow rate of burn. I'll bet it fills up those big cases.

Try those 200's. I know you'll like the way they fly in that big case and they are a good sturdy bullet.

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I also heard that they will discontinue the Retumbo but nothing confirmed. I like the Hodgdon line. I use Varget for just about everything other than the RUM and I have had amazing results with it. The H870 line would have been great for the RUM but has been discontinued since 2002. If Retumbo is discontinued I would go with H1000 or H50BMG as my powder of choice. They should both fit the bill quite nicely.

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I agree with fuzzy's logic about ther 200-gr. AccuBond being tough to beat. Provides very little dropoff in speed due to its impressive BC in the mid-500's.

Steve

P.S. Gotta love that fuzzy-logic! Thumbs up

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Not trying to turn this into a Hodgdon thread but, my 300 wsm likes H4831sc and the 270 wsm likes H1000. That's with 180 and 140 Accubonds, respectively.

It sounds like you have yourself a rifle to your liking, with that 300 rum. I've tried several of the Accubonds and they are easy to load for accuracy. I not sure what it is about them but, they seem to fly forever and it doesn't take long to get there. If that makes any sense.

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I do like the rifle as you can tell from other threads. It is super accurate... more than I ever imagined from a factory rifle and I didn't have to do a lot to it. I lightened the trigger pull to 3 lbs. The trigger is crisp and has zero travel. I was going to get a jewel trigger for it but after I set it down it was all I needed. I have custom rifles that don't shoot as well. The HS precision stock is a gem as well but is heavy. Weight is the only negative. With the VX-II on top it is closing in on 10 lbs. The TSX bullets were deadly accurate so I am hoping the accubonds will be as well. I will take your advice on the 200 gr. bullets. I didn't use the 200 gr TSX because they were flat bottom and I wanted boat-tails.

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I had a box of the 200's. Was going to try them in the 300 wsm. They were a bit to long to get the full performance out of the short case. After some trial with them. there's no doubt that they were designed for the capacity of the 300 rum.
I ended up trading them for a box of .338 Partitions.

Keep me informed on your findings.

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ChesterGolf
Have you had the opportunity to shoot any of the 200gr Accubonds in your 300 rum as yet.
What was the result?

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I have the bullets but didn't put "together" any yet. I still have a supply of TSX that I used for this season that I want to use up first. Now that deer season is over I will go to the range and finish off the supply of barnes and cook up a new recipe of accubonds.

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