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Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

 
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:23 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

Supposedly...

I have a 7mmSTW....and one of my hunting buddies has a 7mm RUM...and the only differences I can tell is that the RUM ammo is a wee-bit easier to find....until recently...it seems like the STW is making a come-back in a BIG way!

As far as flight-patterns, MV, ME, & Ballistics, they're NOT that different.

I'd recommend the STW...It's probably one of my all-time favorite rounds...because I love explaining it's origins, and what it was originally designed for.

Not to mention it's what you call a "big boomer".
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:38 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

I was flipping through web sites, and have noticed Remington doesnt chamber it anymore. Who is offering factory chamberings for the STW ? I would love to have a high speed tack driver.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:08 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

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I was flipping through web sites, and have noticed Remington doesnt chamber it anymore. Who is offering factory chamberings for the STW ? I would love to have a high speed tack driver.
Yeah, I know...

Unfortunately for everyone on earth, I have THE very last one, EVER produced by Remington, other than a custom shop rifle.

I have a Remington 700 Senderso SF (Stainless Fluted)

I'm fixing to get a muzzle-brake installed on it in the near future.

I believe Winchester, Sako, Ruger, Savage, & some others have produced guns in this caliber???

If you have a Savage Ultra-Long Action...you can just get it re-barreled for 7mmSTW, and have the bolt-face either opened or closed to accept the casing
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:29 AM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

If I go factory, I might just get either an XCR or Sendero in one of the RUM's. OR, just get a .300 Win Mag in a 110FP Savage.

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If I go factory, I might just get either an XCR or Sendero in one of the RUM's. OR, just get a .300 Win Mag in a 110FP Savage.
Tang, I would highly recommend the Sendero...only because I know how well they hold-up when firing a true big-bore.

I don't know too much about Savage weapons...b/c I've never bought one.

If I'm spending the money, I'll just spend an extra $50 and get the Remington.

Not that there's anything wrong with Savage...I've just never been a big fan of their products.

I feel like you would like a 7mm RUM, if that's what you want???

I'd recommend finding a used Sendero in 7mmSTW.

Either way, I can assure you, if you choose between a 7mmSTW or a 7mmRUM, you'll be happy.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:31 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

I have an all around hunting rifle (Ruger M77 in .300 WM). Now I want something a little faster than the .325 to play with. One of the big 7's would be just the trick. Want to work on my long range shooting.

By the way, can the RUM or STW be built in a standard Remington 700 long action (30-06) ?

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I have an all around hunting rifle (Ruger M77 in .300 WM). Now I want something a little faster than the .325 to play with. One of the big 7's would be just the trick. Want to work on my long range shooting.

By the way, can the RUM or STW be built in a standard Remington 700 long action (30-06) ?
Sounds like a 7mmSTW is just what you need!

It's chained-lightning!!!

Unfortunately...I'm not 100% sure...but it might work in a regular Remington L.A.???

I can call my gunsmith and ask him, if you want me to?

For hunting, I just bought a Weatherby Accumark chambered in .257 Weatherby Mag.

It's rippin' that 110gr. AccuBond @ like 3,460 fps!!!
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