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Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

 
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Old 11-13-2003, 01:52 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

DWM,

Norma makes brass for the WSM! Just ordered some myself!!
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Old 11-13-2003, 05:52 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

Anyone been able to access Armalite's website? No luck here... www.armalite.com

Maybe it changed?
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Old 11-13-2003, 06:12 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

Posted a bit fast- I didn't mean ream it out to RUM as we all know there is no way it will go in a SA. What I meant was ream it out to WSM or GET a RUM.
You are right a deer can't tell the difference dead is dead, definitely preaching to the choir here.
But the other guys are right, the 300 RSAUM is a hyped up 308 not a replacement for the 300 Win Mag. And it will probably go the way of the dodo eventually.
Not saying it's a bad round or the WSM is better, just saying that when wanting something more than a 308 or 06, most people shoot the WSM.
For example to date I have built 20 or so WSMs, RSAUMs 0, RUMS maybe 10.
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Old 11-13-2003, 09:19 PM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR> 2850+ with 190 and 200 gr bullets
3000 fps with 168 and 175 gr bullets

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I can do that. No problem with the 300 SAUM. Will even shoot over your chrono.

I have not had great accuracy at those exact speeds though. I shoot a 165 partition and 168 TSX over Varget at 2970 (Average) accuratly. Groups get bigger above that speed in mine. Pressure signs (extractor mark) shows up at 3150 on most loads using 165 bullet.
I have pushed the Accubond at 2930, but accuracy was not there. Will spend more time playing with it after seasons are over.
Rifle is a model 700

I cannot dispute the WSM is more popular. I would not be the person who says either is better. I can say I REALLY like my 300 SAUM. I just hope I get enough of a warning before it loses the popularity contest and dies so I can by a whole bunch of brass.
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Old 11-14-2003, 08:11 AM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

QH,

I get those velocities without pressure signs and have more room to push faster.. I have 1/4 MOA accuracy with the 168's at 3000fps... I have less than 1/2 MOA accuracy at 3000 fps with the 175's...

Simply put the WSM has more capacity... that fact alone makes it more popular...

Not saying you have a bad caliber you have a nice one...again simply put Rem has the UM and Win has the WSM...
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:01 AM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Anyone been able to access Armalite's website? No luck here... www.armalite.com
Maybe it changed?
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This link worked for me: http://www.armalite.com/sales/Ultra%20Mag%20PR.htm


I don not think the capacity has made the WSM more popular - the general hunting public does not know the differenc. I think marketing and timing have made the difference. Maybe the true shortness of the SAUM will be enough to make it last - maybe not. I think they both deserve a great future.
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Old 11-14-2003, 10:59 AM
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Re: Anyone shooting the 300Rem.S.A.Ultra Mag.

In case you guys haven't heard the recent rantings of my 30 Gibbs exploits, I will throw them in now.

Performance is identical to the RSAUM and a bit behind the WSM. I shoot 165gr SST at 2950fps with a max vel just under 3100fps. Sound familiar. I bet the amount of powder used would be almost the same. Case volume certainly is.

I call this my long skinny magnum. So for those who don't mind a 1/2" longer action, unlimited supply of cheap brass, a bit of fireforming, and a few extra rds in the mag, the Gibbs might just outlive all of them.

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