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Old 12-27-2011, 12:02 AM
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

The king of course! The 300 Ultra Mag all the way
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:24 AM
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

I spent a good deal of time looking at the .338 Lapua Mag or .338 Edge. In terms of ballistics i would rather have the .338 than the .308 of course but can't justify the cost of even reloading those beasts. Those of you who shoot the 300 RUM, do you use muzzle brakes?
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:35 AM
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

Highest velocity with the least wind drift and drop. The 300 RUM is your rifle if you do not mind a muzzle brake which it requires for accurate long range shooting. The 300 RUM is the fastest standard 30 caliber without getting into heavy barrel burners. It also is the fastest that is inherently accurate and easy to get to shoot well. If you do not want a muzzle brake then the 300 weatherby and 300 Winchester are next in that order. I have all of them and make long range shots regularly with all. If I am shooting beyond a half mile I prefer the 300 RUM for the energy it can put out there with a 200+ grain bullet.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:42 AM
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

I dont have any problem with a muzzle brake other than how much does it cost to get the barrel threaded?
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

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I spent a good deal of time looking at the .338 Lapua Mag or .338 Edge. In terms of ballistics i would rather have the .338 than the .308 of course but can't justify the cost of even reloading those beasts. Those of you who shoot the 300 RUM, do you use muzzle brakes?
Your cost difference is minimal if any between a 338 RUM and a 300 RUM, anything that ends in RUM almost has to have a good brake IMO.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:25 PM
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

If you take anything away from this thread, take this:

300 RUMs are great ballistically and like others have mentioned, are by nature very accurate. That said, IF you take care of it, it will take care of you. It is VERY unforgiving if you try and hot rod it or milk every last bit of velocity out of it. IT DOES NOT LIKE high pressure loads. Your barrel will not survive it. Take it easy and you will be satsified. Start chasing hyper velocity and you will be very dissapointed.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:38 PM
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Re: Best .30 Caliber Chambering

Im sorry but when you say hot rodding it are you reffering to shooting fast or shooting fast loads?
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