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Old 11-11-2008, 05:30 PM
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300 rum vs 300wby mag

I was looking for prices for a 300rum today and the gun dealer told me that remington has stopped production of their large caliber rifles due to the economy, so he cant even order one. He said he could get me a 300 wby mag witch a weatherby was my next choice, but can someone tell me the difference in the 2 rounds. Im looking for a medium to long range elk, bear, big game rig.
p.s. Im going through this guy because he is a friend of a friend and usually saves me about 300$ every time I get a gun.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:00 PM
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Re: 300 rum vs 300wby mag

I think i would look some where else. He may just want to unload a 300wby he has some where
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:02 PM
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Re: 300 rum vs 300wby mag

Well I have a 300 weatherby and also a 30-378 weatherby. Both clearly will kill anything although for big critters like a bear I might go for a 340 weatherby (300 with neck resized). BUt, you can go with heavy bullets for the bigger animals and a 180 or smaller for smaller animals. I love them both (actually I have 3 - 300s). Problem with the 30-378 is the god awful cost of the ammo. You can get 300 mag ammo for about 40 dollars for 20 without any hassle. Able ammo is one such site. 340 is about the same but uses bigger slugs (up to 300). You can get a mark V sporter for about 1100 from impactguns and a few other shops. If I were limited to a single rifle it would be a 300 weatherby. Load light and it will make a varmint disappear. Load heavy and you can kill nearly anything in North America (don't think I would challenge a Kodiak bear with one and a moose might be a tad big but a 300 can kill either one.

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Old 11-11-2008, 10:17 PM
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Re: 300 rum vs 300wby mag

If you place a call to Remington I belive that you will find that your dealer is wrong. I am certain that Remington is still building large caliber rifles.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:40 PM
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Re: 300 rum vs 300wby mag

I've owned both and much prefer the RUM. No belt and no silly radiused shoulder along with a tad more case capacity for the RUM
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Re: 300 rum vs 300wby mag

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but can someone tell me the difference in the 2 rounds.
Capy
The Weatherby holds 97 gr. of water and the RUM 110 gr. of water.
Brass is much more inexpensive for the RUM.
The Weatherby brass is belted; RUM has no belt. Some folks beleive that a none belted would be more accurate. I do know the 300 RUM is very accurate.
The RUM is way cheaper to shoot weather you're reloading or using factory ammo. Most people would go with the RUM.
Using 200 gr. bullets like Nosler Accubond when reloading the RUM can really shine... 3200 f/sec easy. Factory ammo is easier to find for the RUM.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:55 PM
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Re: 300 rum vs 300wby mag

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I was looking for prices for a 300rum today and the gun dealer told me that remington has stopped production of their large caliber rifles due to the economy, so he cant even order one.
Maybe that's true, but it sounds more like a crock to me. Gun sales are going through the roof ever since the election. If you really want a 300 RUM, I'm pretty sure you can get one. Maybe after this guy sells his 300 Wthby he'll be able to order you one.
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