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Old 11-13-2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

Looks like you've pretty much made up your mind about a 7mm, but I went ahead and voted for the .300. I say plan for worse case (or best depending how ya look at it) and go bigger for elk at extended ranges.
Also, if you are trying to get a take off factory barrel you might not be able to shoot the longer VLD's due to twist rate. Just something to think about.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:06 AM
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Looks like you've pretty much made up your mind about a 7mm, but I went ahead and voted for the .300. I say plan for worse case (or best depending how ya look at it) and go bigger for elk at extended ranges.
Also, if you are trying to get a take off factory barrel you might not be able to shoot the longer VLD's due to twist rate. Just something to think about.
I have a factory 7 RM. I getting a custom take off barrel that the smith has chambered when he comes across one that a previous customer that wants to rebarrel. He said it's not that uncommon that he has a customer comes back and wants to go bigger and the barrel still has lots of life, I believe he uses broughton barrel as his preferred barrel. Thanks for the reply and I am with you guys on the big 300 but he is recommending the 7 so I am going to trust him
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

You are making a big mistake going with the 7mm if you are considering elk hunting. You have gone from a good rifle in the 300 RUM to a very poor choice with the 7mm remington if you are considering elk size game. Will the 7mm remington kill elk? Sure it will, but you will be a far more succesful hunter at long range with a larger caliber elk rifle when all hunting circumstances are considered.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:18 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

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I have a factory 7 RM. I getting a custom take off barrel that the smith has chambered when he comes across one that a previous customer that wants to rebarrel. He said it's not that uncommon that he has a customer comes back and wants to go bigger and the barrel still has lots of life, I believe he uses broughton barrel as his preferred barrel. Thanks for the reply and I am with you guys on the big 300 but he is recommending the 7 so I am going to trust him
You know if you are bent on the 7mm and you are going with the 26" barrel I'd say come on up and join us with the STW's.

Run some of the 150gr Siroccos through it till you find a load it really likes and never look back.

I'm still nagging them to come up with a Sirocco in the 162-175gr range and they might at some point, but if you can make the 150's run in the 3200fps range with their .515 BC you'll be well enough armed to kill elk at probably any range you'd be willing to pull the trigger with high confidence.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:34 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

I read that using David Tubb's system to break the barrel in and smooth it out every 100 rounds or so will add considerable length to the barrel and make it more accurate. Check his site out. He is the Rifleman of the century. I can't think of anyone more impressive with firearms and knowledge as him that I have read.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:46 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

Im in the same debate as you right now but my main animal is moose followed closely by whitetail. My choice looks like its going to be a 300. win mag
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:57 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 7mm with 180 bergers at 3000 fps

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I read that using David Tubb's system to break the barrel in and smooth it out every 100 rounds or so will add considerable length to the barrel and make it more accurate. Check his site out. He is the Rifleman of the century. I can't think of anyone more impressive with firearms and knowledge as him that I have read.
Wow, I would think that shooting a bunch of sand paper bullets down a barrel would ruin it faster. I bet it would be smooth... Like a shotgun.
I'm not trying to kill the messenger, I would just have a hard time believing the person that wrote that. I also don't have a whole lot of faith in a product the inventor (or whatever he is) doesn't use, even if he's the rifleman of the Melinium . I doubt he uses these bullets in his ultra super duty match grade custom barrels. Although I have been wrong from time to time.
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