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Unread 09-18-2005, 11:55 AM
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Best \'big\' 30 cal

Hi, just found this forum a couple of days ago and i think i am already hooked!

anyways, i have been looking to add a 'big' 300 to my gun vault. so far i have been leaning towards the 300 RUM. What rifle would you guys recommend?
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if there is a different caliber you would suggest what rifle then?
Thanks, look forward to your input!
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    Unread 09-18-2005, 07:16 PM
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    Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

    I have a 300 RUM. It is my "biggest" rifle (30 cal). I love it. I recommend a 28" bbl for full utilization of the cartridge.

    My rifle prefers 200 Accubonds and either Re25 or Retumbo. It also prefers 180 TSX and 168 TSX (just as well).
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    Unread 09-18-2005, 11:18 PM
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    Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

    As a Factory BIG 300 the 300RUM is the pick of the bunch heaps of grunt brass is awsome run over a junke imchine to test quality and verry well priced. I dont think you can go wrong if you want a big 300 if you are building a custom rifle look at the 338-300RUM more of a good thing but if you are looking for a factory rifle and 300 only go the 300RUM

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    Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

    A custom 300 RUM gets my vote. I am getting 3146 FPS mine using the 200 ACCUBOND and shoots between .675" and 1" at 300 yards (3 shot groups). Knocks em dead. 27.25" bbl 12 twist.
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    Unread 09-22-2005, 10:32 AM
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    Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

    Michael, sounds like your gun is working out well!

    does anyone have anthing to say about the weatherby 30-378???
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    Unread 09-22-2005, 11:56 AM
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    Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

    I would tell you to go with the 300 RUM,
    Brass and Ammo is cheaper and you can find a abudance of realoading data on this site about it.

    Look up Richard Graves WildCat bullets, he makes some great bullets and even though he is not making amny 30 cal bullets right now due to jacket issues, when he starts making them again you will like what you see.

    If you do get a 300 RUM try the 200gr accubond, everyone seems to love them. As far as factory ammo goes I had good luck with the 150gr scirocco by remington

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    Unread 09-22-2005, 11:56 AM
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    Re: Best \'big\' 30 cal

    good enough for moose I guess....
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