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300RUM vs 30-378

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Unread 11-23-2009, 11:08 PM
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300RUM vs 30-378

Which one is the better hunting round.
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    Unread 11-23-2009, 11:27 PM
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    Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

    hmmm.... both are top notch preformers. the 30-378 is faster, but burns barrels faster (the RUMs are bad enough), and brass is crazy $$$ in my opinion. 300 RUM is still crazy fast and brass is cheaper, but the brass is also poorer (from what I hear). I personally like the 300 RUM, but cant say I wouldnt be tempted with a 30-378 if it was a custom build or a Mark 5 stainless.
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    Unread 11-23-2009, 11:32 PM
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    Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

    I an wanting a good elk gun. I was thinking 338 but the recoil might be a bit much for comfort
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    There are folks here with much more experience than I, but many would say .338 for elk. That said, many take elk cleanly with smaller calibers and good shot placement. Some say that if you want to kill elk beyond 1K yds, you should definitely think about the .338 vs. smaller calibers. If I were you, I'd add another chambering or two to your list. .338 Lapua, .338 Lapua Imp, 30-338 Lapua and 30-338 Lapua Imp, 338 RUM, 338-378 Weatherby and 338EDGE. There...did that make it any more simple for you? In terms of recoil--get a good brake. Take a look at those that some of the smiths here sell. Kirby Allen's PainKiller series and Shawn Carlocks Defensive Edge brakes are a good place to start. Been hearing about a 'muscle brake' here lately as well. Do some searches and check 'em out. Good luck and have fun!
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    Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

    Of your 2 choices listed, I would go with the 300 RUM.
    But as jmden stated there are other choices you should look at as well.
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    Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

    +1 for 300 rum both are great rounds and not much in them ,the big weatherby will have 100-150fps over the rum and use 10+ grains of powder more to do it,it also depends on the rifle, if you are building a custom or buying a factory built,hard to go past a 300 rum sendero for out of the box performance and if you find that the 300 isn't enough gun you can rebarrel for a 338 rum or edge.
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    Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

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    +1 for 300 rum both are great rounds and not much in them ,the big weatherby will have 100-150fps over the rum and use 10+ grains of powder more to do it,it also depends on the rifle, if you are building a custom or buying a factory built,hard to go past a 300 rum sendero for out of the box performance and if you find that the 300 isn't enough gun you can rebarrel for a 338 rum or edge.
    I never thought to 30/378 had that much over the 300rum. I knew it had a little but I thought only about 50 fps and no where near 10 grains.

    I might be wrong.
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