Re: 300 RUM vs. 308 BAER
My .02..... Lets say that you may pick up 100 FPS with a RUM over a 300 WBY/AI/Baer...(they are all the same, prety much). Seems like you are burning a whole lot more powder for that 100 fps. But.... 100 FPS is A 100 FPS, isn't it? Of course, the deer/moose/elk/bear won't care about the 50 - 75 fps impact speed. I don't care if you need to dial up an extra moa or two to get there...neither will the critters. BUT...what I DON'T see....is any 300 RUMs on the 1000 yard line anymore. I used to see one, but he went to a 300 wsm.
I just can't help but say that the 300 Baer/AI/Wby is more accurate than the RUM. I personoly cant prove it, because I don't have a RUM tube, YET. Been thinking about re-chambering one of my tubes to the RUM...just to see.
I thougt you could get 300 RUM brass from Norma (not sure though), so brass quality is the same, unless you step up and get some 300 wby RWS brass....then it's a no brainer...this stuff is awsome.
I'd go with the Baer or std. wby, for the accuracy, but, that is just me. The critters won't care that your 1000 yard groups with the RUM are two inches bigger than the 300 W/A/B.
Done properly, you won't be dissapointed with either one.
I wish I could be more difinitive....sorry.