Originally Posted by dkhunt14
Four x for fun is right bigger bullet is better. More downrange energy and farther reach, also better to see impacts. A muzzle break is good, faster follow up and better for spotting shots. Most shooters shoot better with less recoil. I shoot all single shot target actions and on the bench i can shoot 10 shots in 30 seconds. If you set shells in a block you can shoot just about as fast. I also like to shoot the Beger 210VLDS 10 to 20 thous. in the rifling so they are usually long and won't fit a magazine. I have seen fire lap bullets ruin a 1000 yard heavy barrel. I think the 300 RUM is the better way to go. I also don't like belted cases. I thought the 7mm and 300 RUM used a Magnum bolt face. Matt
I agree if you were purely speaking which bullets would kill elk better at long range, the 300 RUM wins hands down. The problem is this isnt neccesarily the best option for me right now. I want a repeater, I know you can single shot these just fine but I dont want to. So wanting a repeater greatly increases the cost just in bottom metal alone. Yes they both use the same boltface but I was informed there would be more work needed, it would be minor but still increasing cost. On the muzzlebreak I agree and I plan on installing one at some point but with the heavier barriel, not sure if Im going with the m24 contour or remington varmint contour, as well as the new stock (mcm a-5 vs the hs on it now) Im not sure I'll need one. I have no problem with recoil now and with this added weight it may be more than managable. The other point is that I am already way over budget and I have to draw the line somewhere. I didnt plan on a new custom barrel (going to use rock creek) I didnt plan on a new stock. By going this route I will have a guaranteed 1/2 MOA shooter and it will allow me to extend my ranges. After the my skills become adequate for this longer shots and the barrel gets used up. I will re barrel to the 300 RUM. If cost were not an option I would build a 300 RUM but this is not the world I live in.