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#582992 - 01/26/08 03:34 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: megalomaniac]
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Look at the post I put on here Bore Scope ( factory remington vs. custom )
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#583205 - 01/26/08 07:15 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: megalomaniac]
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OK

I have a spare Nikon that I will swap, I have steel leupold bases and rings on it so they should be good. I also use a piece of 1" bar for a line-up tool.
Heres the bullets I have on hand.
165 NBT
168 Nosler J4
180 RN
130 TSX
168 TSX
150 Hot-cor
165 Gamekings

If that don't work I'm calling Remington, I just want to have all my bases covered before I blame the gun.


Edited by Cull Buck Hunter (01/26/08 07:18 PM)
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#583213 - 01/26/08 07:24 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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Lots of good info and tips, I'm going to work up my loads after work tomorrow and change the scope and go to the range Monday.
No coffee or caffeine, I don't want any excuses.

Thanks
Jason
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#583895 - 01/27/08 11:06 AM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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Mine did just fine with loads to magazine length. Loads at 3.600 did just as well as loads that were near the rifling and would have required a 2 shot approach. I wound up using the 180 Accubond over 96.0 grs. of RL25 which of course you need to work up to. If you run anything lighter than 180 be sure you use a premium bonded, partition or the like bullet or you're in for disappointment.

I don't know if you've done it but you mentioned 40 reloads fired in the gun. With a new factory barrel like that it's probably going to foul up like crazy for the first bit. That 300RUM can lay down the copper so clean it religiously.

The first thing I did with mine was to change the trigger and bed the action before I even shot it. It's first groups with factory Remington 180 corelokts were under 2 inches at 200 yards. Handloads took that down to 1 to 1 1/4 inches at 200. Can you say happy? And that's from a sporter barrel. Where are you shooting? I'm up in Athens and shoot at the Chilhowee Rod & Gun Club. I assume you're probably using the Cleveland Club's range. I've shot archery shoots there before.
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#584104 - 01/27/08 03:11 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: Whelen Man]
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I shoot at the Chattanooga Rifle Club, I plan on a good cleaning before the range tomorrow. I'm going to try the 168's and 180 RN's. Did you get a SPS or a different model, I thought about rasping the stock out so it would clear the barrel, but I'm kinda of wary of modifying the gun until I make sure I don't have bigger issues that would require it to be sent back to the factory. If I can't get 1 moa out of it I don't want it. I plan on using TSX's for hunting and Nosler NBT's for plinking, but the gun may decide what it wants to shoot on it's own!

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#584667 - 01/27/08 08:21 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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if it won`t shoot any of the loads you have listed in less than 2.5 something is wrong,,I wouldn`t waste anymore powder..something major to be that bad,,crown nicked up or a lug out of square bda or something,,

I think mine would shoot better than that with the bullets loaded backwards.
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#586528 - 01/28/08 05:12 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: ]
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A picture is worth a 1000 words.

Same results today with twice checked scope rings and twice changed scope, and different loads, so I called Remington.

I have to say the attitude of the lady that I talked to was very positive. She said that a Remington 700 should shoot alot better than 3 moa and said to send it back, she only asked if I had tryed different types of ammo. I can say it was a positive experience, now I hope they get the probelms straightened out.
Off to put the gun on the Brown truck!
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#586547 - 01/28/08 05:20 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: mr.big]
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I shot three groups this morning and same thing, everything was tight and looked to be in good condition. Thats kinda scary about those mounts breaking, mine looked good. It's going on the Brown truck heading back to Remington.




 Originally Posted By: mr.big
if it won`t shoot any of the loads you have listed in less than 2.5 something is wrong,,I wouldn`t waste anymore powder..something major to be that bad,,crown nicked up or a lug out of square bda or something,,

I think mine would shoot better than that with the bullets loaded backwards.


Edited by Cull Buck Hunter (01/28/08 05:21 PM)
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#586590 - 01/28/08 05:38 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: ]
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I may upgrade my bases/rings when I get the gun back. I will save the Leupolds for a lesser cartridge.
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#587213 - 01/28/08 09:35 PM Re: Need help on Rem 700 300RUM! [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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Are you sure you let the barrel cool enough? I know it was cold but 300RUM barrels get hot very quickly. I don't even attempt to shoot mine for groups in hot weather.
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