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Old 02-27-2009, 02:27 PM
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best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

looking to build a nice 30 cal hunting rifle and was interested in hearing opinions. I want something more powerful than the 300 win, but not quite the kick of the rum. The weatherby is interesting, but i dont like the belted case because of the inherent loss in accuracy. Whats your opinion?
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:57 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

300 Win should handle most any tasks you'd ask.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:26 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

I had a 300 ultra and it wasn't so bad. I got the idea to reduce this some and had a muzzle brake installed and a recoil reducer placed in the stock. It was great then but I sold it because the muzzle blast was tremendous.
If you want 300 ultra performance you can do as I did or you can do as I should have done and just put a recoil reducer in.

The recoil reducer was as much for the balance, the gun was really front heavy but I think it did more for felt recoil than the brake did.
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

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looking to build a nice 30 cal hunting rifle and was interested in hearing opinions. I want something more powerful than the 300 win, but not quite the kick of the rum. The weatherby is interesting, but i dont like the belted case because of the inherent loss in accuracy. Whats your opinion?
It is easy to load a 300 RUM down to 300win velocitys but hard to load a win up to RUM
velocitys.

And as to the belt issue .A belted case can be as accurate as ANY cartrige if set up right

I have a lot of belted rifles that all shoot well under 1/2 MOA so don't believe everthing
you hear about the belt.

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Old 02-28-2009, 09:48 AM
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The weatherby is interesting, but i dont like the belted case because of the inherent loss in accuracy. Whats your opinion?
????????????????????????????????????? Belted cases LESS accurate???????????? Get A Grip!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:21 AM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

Most of the issues with the belted case are much more myth then actual problems. Once a belted magnum case is fired one and as long as its resized correctly, it will headspace off the shoulder, not the belt, making it exactly the same as a beltless case as far as accuracy and consistancy.

As far as feeding problems, I would like to seen an example that proves the belt makes feeding a problem. Never have I seen this.

There really is not alot of optione between the Win Mag and RUM in a beltless case but there is one, the 300 Dakota. Its a fine chambering. The full equal to the 300 Wby Mag but shorter and beltless. Brass is not cheap but for a bit game rifle its not expensive to the point its a real problem. If you do go with the Dakota, I would recommend you get a good supply of brass on hand.

If your not opposed to a muzzle brake, the 300 RUM is very hard to beat for a long range 30 cal. Its advantage is not in hyper velocity but with the ability to drive long, high BC bullets to very good velocities increasing the ballistic potential of the 30 cal bore.

For your needs sounds like the 300 Dakota may be about your easiest option.
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

i was looking for the same thing you are when i built my custom, i decided to go with the .300 dakota and have not had any problems other than you cant buy the high end dies or the competition dies or the collet dies for it best you can do for dies is the standard redding dies which have worked for me so far. my gun shoots under and inch at 300 yards consistently. i have not had any trouble getting brass as of yet the older stuff was really soft and made by a company named mast, then hornady (unconfirmed) and now norma is supposedly making the brass. i have sent an e mail to dakota to confirm brass manufacturer and when i hear back i will let you know. go with the dakota and dont look back
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