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

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Unread 11-05-2008, 05:27 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

I agree w/ Tyler, shoot the 300. If you have not shot one of these large rifles before, it will give you a warm fuzzy feeling and you will just have to grin.

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Unread 11-06-2008, 05:22 AM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

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So you guys think it would be worth trading the .325 WSM ? I cant have both, so says the Fiancee` since we are getting married in May. The Savage model 14 American Classic is a great looking gun, I hate to see it go. BUT, I do love my .300 Win Mag Ruger, and can only imagine how much fun the RUM's are.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 08:26 AM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

The recoil is going to be fierce unless you have a brake. Definetly make sure your scope has a fair amount of eye relief. Other than that, go for it!
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

Ditto...on what Tyler says.

Definitely invest in a good muzzle-brake!!!

Who knows...you might even want to re-barrel it later, to a .338 RUM........or a .338 Edge!!!

Whoo-hoo!!!

Talk about a shoulder-killer!!!
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Unread 11-06-2008, 03:06 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

Went to look at that .300 RUM. Its not in the greatest of condition. Wood shows wear, and there is some slight rust in a few places. But it has the engraved reciever and floorplate, which I dont care for. Had a front sight on it, and someone put brass screws in the holes. Also has a Bushnell Banner scope on it.

He was wanting my Savage and some cash, but I dont see us agreeing there. My Savage is in 99% condition, with only a slight bit of rust on the front of the bolt. We'll see what happens I guess. I may just find me a Remington 700 action and start from there.
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

Tang...

I don't know what to tell you???

It's your call...

If it were me...and It wasn't 100% what you are looking for...then I wouldn't trade.

I'd hold-on to that Savage until you found one that you REALLY like, and think it's worth trading for.

I've learned one thing about buying and trading guns...NEVER get in too big of a hurry about buying one...and NEVER make a rash decesion!!!

However, that's my advice...

Take it how you will...but in the end, it's your decision.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 06:48 PM
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Re: Anyone use a 8mm/RUM or 8mm/378 WBY

If I dont get the RUM, or find me an STW, I may just rebarrel the Savage to 7mm WSM since it is already a short mag rifle. Maybe wild cat a 6mm WSM ???
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