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

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Unread 06-25-2013, 07:23 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

Ed good to hear from you.

Looking at the Remington website your are 100% correct my friend. You have the option between 180gr or 150gr pills for level III.. Power level II: you only have the option of 180gr pills. And power level I: is only 150gr pills.

Originally Posted by etisll40 View Post
When the 300 rum came out Remington loaded it in 3 different power levels, my understanding is that at lower power levels the barrel lasts longer? Is this true, it's just what I read? Unless of course it was run at max all the time. I don't think the average hunter is going to need RUM max power all that often. Most people have several rifles and practice with something cheaper and easier on the budget and shoulder. It seems foolish to have only 1 rifle anyway. You can easily practice long range with a 260, then pull the 300 rum out when your shooting proficiency improves. That's what I'd do if I was limited to 2 rifles. If 1, then 300wm or 300rum'l do.

just my opinion, I'm no expert at this.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:17 PM
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Re: 308, 7RM or 300RUM best for 1000 big game?

And the 300RUM can handle the bigger pills in handloading as you know. It's real a lot more versatile than people give it credit for. If you really want to step up, then the action is already for the 338 edge, there's your lapua with the next barrel change. The 300 wm can't really go up, that is an advantage of the rum boltface. Nothing wrong with the 300rum as a long range elk gun, kinda was built for it. I like the 300wm too, heck what don't i like?
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