Originally Posted by matt_3479
what would you pick and why for long range hunting. When i say long range i mean 800 yards and less. Game is Moose and whitetail mainly with a mix of Elk and caribou. Shots will be 800 yards and less. Is the RUM needed or just preferred.
What is your choice and why? Thinking 210 VLD's
It depends on what you are trying to do with the rifle.
The 300 Win Mag 180 factory loads are about the biggest loads you can get from Winchester.
The supreme 180 ammo is 2950 ft/sec velocity with 3478 ft/lbs of energy.
The same 180 gr bullet in the 300 RUM starts out at 3250 ft/sec and has 4221 ft/lbs of energy.
The "factory" 200 gr load velocity is 3032 ft/sec with 4083 ft/lbs of energy.
At 100 to 300 yards it does not make much difference which one you use. But at 800+
yards the 300 RUM will out perform the Win Mag especially with 200+grain bullets.
You can always down load for softer /smaller targets but loading up is difficult for the
larger bullets in a Win Mag compared to a RUM.
The 300 Win Mag is tried and true with 150 to 180 grain bullets but if I were planning on
using 200+ grain bullets my choice would be the 300 or 338 RUM.
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