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

 
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

The .300 WM is a good caliber. I reload for a buddy who has one. The .300 Wby Mag actually holds more powder and produces higher velocities, so you might want to look into one of those, too.

Rem 700 is the way to go, IMO. All of my centerfire rifles I actually take into the woods and hunt with (I have some ofher brands and don't use them for collector's reasons), are all Remington 700 actions, and 1 Weatherby Mark-V Accumark .257 Wby Mag. And as much as I love my 700's...the Accumark's are a force to be reckoned with...I think you'll be good if you go with either one of them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Wolf- you do not say where are . where you are hunting. a 300 wm sendero is a good one. there are others.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:50 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Hi Ronin,

When the day comes, probably Wyoming.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:09 AM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

I've had amazing success with the 300 rum with LRH. I was using the 190 gr Berger for many years with outstanding performance. This year I bumped it up to Berger 230 gr pills and it is looking very promising at 1000 yards

Definitely a +1 on the 300 rum

I also shoot a 338 lapua mag. Last year i shot a mulie doe at 1120 yards. I touched off the first round and it was high. Realized I had forgot to account for my 17* slope. Dialed down my 3/4 moa and waited for my next shot. (She only ran 20 yards and continued to feed.) When I touched off she decided to make another step and I ended up hitting her in the gut region. She dropped like a ton of bricks. Upon arrival to the doe entry was the size of a quarter and exit was approx. 3" round. Everything inside looked like it had been through a blender and dropped back inside the chest cavity. Also a very impressive round.

I wouldn't even attempt an elk with my 308 a 1k. But both the 7mm and the 300wm with the right bullet are very capable.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:14 AM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Just a point of information. If you purchase a 300 win mag Rem 700 with thoughts of eventually making it any of the RUMs you will have an issue. The RUM case diameter is too large to fit past the feed rails of non RUM model 700s. Sure it can be solved with some machining. IMO it would be better to guy a RUM sized action and go from there.

I vote for the 300 RUM for LR over the other two chamberings you asked about in first post.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:45 AM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

AZ, right now I am leaning towards the 300 WM over the 300 RUM. It looks like the 300 WM is just as capable and has a greatly increased barrel life over the RUM.

What do you think?

Mag Guy what did you find your barrel accuracy life to be with your RUM?
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

The 300 WM will have significant barrel life increase over the 300 RUM.
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