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308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:55 AM
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308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Looking some input on best caliber for 1000 yards that could still drop an elk. Starting with a Remington 700 and little by little I am planning on upgrading it to the goal mentioned above. .308, 7RM or 300UM?
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:44 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Out of the three you listed I would definitely go with the 300 rum, My long range elk rifle is a Remington 700 in 7mm rum.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:22 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Mike in your opinion is 7mm RUM > 300 RUM? Been having a lot of folks telling me to get a 338 LM, but reading these boards it looks like a lot of folks have made excellent 308/7mm/300 1000 yard hunting rifles with proper handloads. Where does the 300 WM fall in this group in your opinion?

I do not want to spend money for overkill, I want to invest in what is going to get the job done without wasting money.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:37 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

It's all a matter of opinion. Some folks think you have to have a .338 Lapua to kill Elk at long range, some think .300 WinMag is the best caliber every invented. Everyone has their favorites...But the fact still remains that there were guys making 900+ yard kill-shots 40-50 years ago with a 7mm RemMag elk hunting.

The 7mm STW is also a very solid competitor for that category, as it was designed for long range medium-to-large game hunting. Not to mention with today's technology for bullets there are 180-190gr bullets available for the 7mm's that have higher BC's than alot of the stuff out there available. Also the STW is better on barrel life than the 7RUM. Not by much, but 500-750 rounds. Might not sound alot, but when you measure in 1,000-1,500 vs 1,500-2,250 shots, it adds up.

I have been thinking about getting a 7RUM that my local store has for really cheap, just so I can rebarrel it to another 7mm STW.

These are simply my opinions...Everyone has a different one.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:32 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Mud, I take it 7mm STM is your weapon of choice? Have you had successful long range hunts with it?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:19 PM
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Mud, I take it 7mm STM is your weapon of choice? Have you had successful long range hunts with it?
It is not my main club, I have a few other options in the bag...But, as far as long range hunting, yes it is my 1st choice. I have had it for 11 years, and taken numerous deer at long range. Sorry, but we don't have any elk or caribou or moose down here, so I can't verify from personal experience on how it would do on elk @ 1000 yards, but I am pretty sure with a heavy pill like a 180 VLD or 190 Matrix you should be fine. I am going off of the many articles I've read over the years, and can believe them because of the STW's awsome ballistics and all these years of shooting it, I am still being amazed every time I turn around.

The .300 RUM is a good option, the 7RUM is also a good option. The .338 Lapua, of course is the top dog and will certaiy get fhe job done. I was just saying that my opinion is that the big 7's will also get the job done efficiently and humanely, even though they aren't the newest biggest baddest out there they are still a very viable option.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:23 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Thanks Mud. At the moment I am leaning towards a Remington 700 300 Win Mag.
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