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Old 11-02-2011, 12:56 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

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I wouldn't hesitate at all with the 180's from the 300 Rum or 150's from the 7mm STW even on elk.

An Elk is no where near to being as densely bodied as a big hog and they don't have the cartilage sheild in the shoulder/chest that a big boar does.

I've killed literally dozens of boars over 500lbs with 140gr Nosler Ballistic tips and Hornady interlock and interbond with both the 7mag and 7STW.

The one big hog I've shot so far with the 300 Rum and the 180gr Scirocco was a straight through and through through both shoulders and it had a nice exit not much bigger than a quarter. He was somewhere between 700-800lbs.
I believe its in the nosler reloading manual 5, in the authors story 3 hogs happen to line up and he gets all three with one shot from his 300 RUM ;)
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:58 AM
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True to an extent. However with the same impact point the amount of damage is going to be directly related to velocity and bullet type.

Higher velocity= more expansion, greater hyperstatic shock, and bigger exit hole.
Yes this what I'm asking about if the bullets hit the same spot what will the comparision be. So keeping the factors the same how will the bullets compare. Thank you for your replies
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Yes this what I'm asking about if the bullets hit the same spot what will the comparision be. So keeping the factors the same how will the bullets compare. Thank you for your replies
Like I said originally. With the same make bullet, bigger and slower will damage less than smaller and faster.

A lot of it comes down to your bullet selection as well.

If you are using the match type hollow points like the Bergers or Amaxes you are going to blow a big hole out the back side.

If you use something like the Scirocco, Interbond, or Interlock you are going to get less damage at the same velocity.
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I believe its in the nosler reloading manual 5, in the authors story 3 hogs happen to line up and he gets all three with one shot from his 300 RUM ;)
He's not shooting big hogs then... .
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:08 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I think it depends more on the manufacturer of the bullet, Barnes have always done it neat and clean for me, lethal bullet that doesn't look like you drove a kenworth through the animal. only experience I have with bergers is a big 300gn bullet, so far its far from neat and clean, quite the opposite, exit holes you could almost stick your head in, literally. Not sure you have to shoot the bergers out to the ranges you are wanting, but Broz has alot of experience with the bergers in 30cal, might be worth PMing him. 300 rum is a fabulously versatile round far as I'm concerned.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:20 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

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He's not shooting big hogs then... .
I dont have my book with me but I believe he stated they were medium to small hogs and the distance wasnt extreme...
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:25 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

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I think it depends more on the manufacturer of the bullet, Barnes have always done it neat and clean for me, lethal bullet that doesn't look like you drove a kenworth through the animal. only experience I have with bergers is a big 300gn bullet, so far its far from neat and clean, quite the opposite, exit holes you could almost stick your head in, literally. Not sure you have to shoot the bergers out to the ranges you are wanting, but Broz has alot of experience with the bergers in 30cal, might be worth PMing him. 300 rum is a fabulously versatile round far as I'm concerned.
Front runners are the berger hunting 210 gr or the tactical 230, possibly considering the 200 AB as well.
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