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Old 05-11-2014, 05:03 PM
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300rum

Thinking about getting into a better long range rig, or at least someting longer than my current 400yrds.
The 300RUM caught my eye when looking at ballistics in the Hornady hand book.
Whats the good-bad-ugly with this cartridge? I was thinking about getting in the 700 Sendero..
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:10 PM
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Re: 300rum

Ballistic-wise, everything about it is great as long as you are loading heavier bullets. I would say the only potential downfall is recoil, but that is a subjective thing. Some people will say it has way too much recoil and will either add a break or get rid of it and others have no problem shooting it with no brake. All in all, I think it is a great choice.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:16 PM
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Re: 300rum

How are they for loading down on bullet weight? something light for smaller game.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:24 PM
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Re: 300rum

What smaller game are you talking about? You can still shoot 200+ grain pills at any big game without any problems. You could even shoot them at prairie dogs if you want to, it is just a little expensive to do so when you factor in the cost to load and the barrel life.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:45 PM
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Re: 300rum

Smaller like coyote and hogs....but i may get the urge to go try a muley, pronghorn..or something else. Is the 300RUM hard on barrels?
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:55 PM
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Re: 300rum

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Smaller like coyote and hogs....but i may get the urge to go try a muley, pronghorn..or something else. Is the 300RUM hard on barrels?
Maybe something with a little less horsepower that doesn't take nearly 100 grains of powder? 6.5-284, 6.5-06, 264 Win mag, 7mm Rem mag?
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:15 PM
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Re: 300rum

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Maybe something with a little less horsepower that doesn't take nearly 100 grains of powder? 6.5-284, 6.5-06, 264 Win mag, 7mm Rem mag?
7mm was what i had been thinking about then looked at the 300RUM.....

I'm just kinda stuck, in IA we can only hunt antlerless deer for a week or so in January and coyotes with a hi-power....so all i really need is a .243, but was thinking bigger badded faster meaner.....
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