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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I think each caliber has its place, it just depends on which you shoot better and what type of game and the distance you'll be shooting. Also, this is big for me, which caliber do you enjoy shooting. Taking the above into prospective for the type of hunt you will be on.

In my humble opinion, both are very well suited calibers for what they are designed for, just know the limitations of each.

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I wouldn't say if leaves it behind but it does have better ballistics. I was looking at more than just ballistics though. This wast my first long range rifle and I wanted something I could shoot well and often. I think getting into the ultra mags is a big step. I would need 2" longer barrel plus a brake and be using almost 30gr more powder. I think my next rifle will be an ultra but I think I gain more going to a 338 edge. I get much more energy and the wind cheating is substantially better than the 300 compared to the 7mag. I think the 7 mag was a good initial rifle with the ultra possibly being more gun than I wanted to tackle starting out.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:51 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

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I wouldn't say if leaves it behind but it does have better ballistics. I was looking at more than just ballistics though. This wast my first long range rifle and I wanted something I could shoot well and often. I think getting into the ultra mags is a big step. I would need 2" longer barrel plus a brake and be using almost 30gr more powder. I think my next rifle will be an ultra but I think I gain more going to a 338 edge. I get much more energy and the wind cheating is substantially better than the 300 compared to the 7mag. I think the 7 mag was a good initial rifle with the ultra possibly being more gun than I wanted to tackle starting out.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not second guessing your pick. The 7 RM is a great cartridge, but the 300 RUM is a superior cartridge in comparison.

When is shot my my 7 RM at the range with 160's @ 3000 fps, I was done after about a box. Didn't have the greatest recoil coil pad and it gave a pretty good jolt. When I got a 300 WSM, I decided to get a slip on Decelerator recoil pad for range shooting. It worked great and I also used it for my 300 RUM when I got that. I could literally shoot it all day without a brake. My next RUM is getting a brake which I think is essential on any LR rifle to keep on target and it will probably help accuracy. So from that perspective a 300 Rum won't be any more unpleasant to shoot than a 7 RM.

I'm not slighting the 7 RM. It can get the job done. The Rum can get it done a little better and a big 338 can do better yet. They are what they are.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I'm a 7mm fan. I love the way my Sendero SF 7mmSTW shoots the 180 Berger VLD's. Flat, fast, and hard-hitting. Not to mention they group really nicely.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:22 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

If you're going to step up to an Ultra, then step up to the 338's, RUM. Lapua, Allen Mags,etc. Now you're talking long range with power to spare. I have several of the above and really enjoy shooting my 7 mag, that's just me.
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I found the solution to this problem in .338 cal and it is to shoot them in the lungs as that dose not damage meat and the lungs are a big target compared to the hart and nothing in the way.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:43 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I don't think you will notice much difference in meat damage but would advise lung shoots to save meat . I would advise a 28 to 30 in barrel to burn all the powder
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