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Old 11-26-2009, 12:49 AM
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Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

Remington 700 stainless synthetic off the shelf rifle. First group with it at 750 yards was a little over 4 inches. 225 nosler accubonds at 3264 fps with RE-25 powder. It is an excellent rifle and a great elk rifle. I do not know how much it weighs. My 338-378's shoot this bullet on average close to 3450 fps.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:11 AM
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Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

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Remington 700 stainless synthetic off the shelf rifle. First group with it at 750 yards was a little over 4 inches. 225 nosler accubonds at 3264 fps with RE-25 powder. It is an excellent rifle and a great elk rifle. I do not know how much it weighs. My 338-378's shoot this bullet on average close to 3450 fps.
I'm guessing your talking about a 338rum. Did you try to load up to see what it would do with out pressure signs?
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:29 PM
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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.

Very well said ! That is exactly what I plan to do. Not sure if I will burn my 300 barrel up first, or go ahead and rebarrel to .338 RUM.
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Re: 300RUM vs 30-378

yes, it is a 338 ultramag. This is close to top velocity in this rifle. The barrel was cut to 25.5" when the brake was installed.
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:06 PM
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yes, it is a 338 ultramag. This is close to top velocity in this rifle. The barrel was cut to 25.5" when the brake was installed.
How long is the barrel in your 338/378?

Why did you have the barrel cut and not just threaded?
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