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.300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

 
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Old 10-28-2003, 08:34 AM
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.300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

I am just thinking, brainstorming or dreaming about another LR rifle, maybe later on next year.

I am partial to Sakos, so the TRG in .338Lapua seemed like a good option. Only that I haven't heard that many good things about it.

I was consdering a Sendero in .300 or .338RUM - what I have come to like in Remingtons are all the aftermarket parts availiable.

Or even reaming the .338RUM out to .338Lapua, if the dimensions will permit.

A friend who has a TRG in .338Lapua tells me he feels the Lapua cartridge would do better with a longer barrel than the stock 26" but I cannot modity this, our laws are very strict here.

So would I do better with a .300RUM and a 26" barrel?

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:55 AM
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Re: .300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

.300 RUM vs. .338 RUM
Recoil is almost identical.
Both want 26" or longer barrels.
I've heard good reports about the Sendero's. Fairly accurate out of the box. Most are sub-MOA. Wish I had one myself!

Comparing the performance between the .338 RUM and the .338 Lapua, the gap is considerable narrowed when compared to the .338 Win. Personally I'd go with the .338 and then figure out which one fits my needs the best. If the .338 RUM takes off, brass and ammo will be much more available than the Lapua.

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Old 10-28-2003, 01:26 PM
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Re: .300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

Well, where I live the Lapua brass is not so expensive and easily availiable.
I also hate Remington brass due to it's inconsistency.

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:02 PM
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Re: .300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

Express,
Go with a Remmy in a RUM and then you can go to Lapua later, I've a bunch of Lapua's on Remmy so it it definitely doable.
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:03 PM
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Re: .300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

I'd go with what Chris said. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:39 AM
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Re: .300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

The Remington brass for my .338 RUM is surprising good brass for Remington. I'm satisfied with it. Going on 4 reloads with it and so far no problems. May need to anneal the necks on the next reload (5).

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Old 10-29-2003, 11:52 AM
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Re: .300RUM, .338RUM & .338Lapua

My 300 RUM sendaro was shooting sub 1.00 out of the box. Reloads only made it sweeter. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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