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Unread 07-01-2012, 07:51 AM
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300 RUM vs 300 Dakota

I was playing around with QL last night comparing 300 RUM and 300 Dakota. Loading 208 Amax, 215 and 230 Bergers to 60K at COL measured at being set at the neck/shoulder junction.

Velocities are about even. This surprised me. In the real world is this the case or is it a software thing?? I have one of each on order.....Thanks.
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    Re: 300 RUM vs 300 Dakota

    The rum will outrun the dakota by about 100 fps
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    Re: 300 RUM vs 300 Dakota

    If I were going to build any 300 other than the Rum or WM it would be the .308 Norma Mag.

    The Dakota magnums are really nothing more than marketing gimmicks to sell something "new and unique".
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    Re: 300 RUM vs 300 Dakota

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    If I were going to build any 300 other than the Rum or WM it would be the .308 Norma Mag.

    The Dakota magnums are really nothing more than marketing gimmicks to sell something "new and unique".

    The 30-375R is really worth a good look at, between the Rum & WM in performance

    Not a factory round though.../
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    The 30-375R is really worth a good look at, between the Rum & WM in performance

    Not a factory round though.../
    Lot's of neat wild cats around. I'm just one who as a rule always sticks to calibers I can find a box of ammo for at least online just in case something bad happens.

    On more than one occasion I've had clients show up and find they'd been separated from their ammo and on a couple of those occasions it really screwed things up for them beause they had custom wildcat rounds.
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    Re: 300 RUM vs 300 Dakota

    I have a 300 Norma in the works should be up there with the rum. I picked this because of the case length 2.5" and capacity 84ish grains of retumbo, similar to the 308 baer capacity only shorter this Will be run out of a dBm and I like to be able to seat the bullets out where they don't encroach on capacity. I did just sell my 30-338 win which is also another great 30 cal offering.
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    If I were going to build any 300 other than the Rum or WM it would be the .308 Norma Mag.

    The Dakota magnums are really nothing more than marketing gimmicks to sell something "new and unique".
    Seems like every new round the last 25 years would qualify as that then...
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