Hello comrades, I just purchased a Remington 700 SPS SS with a Leupold VXIII scope at a great price. I placed a Bell Carl, stock on it and had some work done to the trigger. I'm planning on sending the scope off to have the CDS dials installed soon as I make a decision on the load I plan to hunt with. I want to make this my long range elk rifle. The recoil does not bother me I've been hunting since I was five (Started my career as my dads bird dog and retrieved his birds, lol) and now am 43. I've been hunting elk and Deer in Colorado and Utah. I killed a nice 5x4 deer and 5x4 bull this past season in Colorado with a Rem, 700, 7mm Saum. It did good, but just wanted something that will hit harder at long range.
So far the rifle prefers 92 gns of RL-25, Nos AB, Fed 215GM primers, Rem brass, and a OAL 3.670. The best group I got was .825 inches three shots at 100 yards with a stiff 10 mph wind. The rifle did not care too much for H-Retumbo with the same bullet and primer combos. The best group with the H-Retumbo was 1.2 inches three shot group at 100 yards the same day. I have not tried any other powders with this caliber yet. I'm looking for a good load 180 grains and heavier prefer 200 grain. I have several 7mm mags and smaller (270 WSM, 30-06) that shoot great and work great for our small frame California animals.
Anyone have any pet loads for their Rem, 700, 300 RUM, similar to mine? If you do can you list the details....If they are max loads I will work up to them, safety first.