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Old 03-01-2009, 03:39 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

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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.
You can get great dies if you know where to look. www.neiljones.com makes some of the the best custom dies in the world and turn around is normally 30 days.

You can get them in FL shoulder bump (which no one else makes) and micro seater. Normally around $175 for the FL die and $100 for the BR micro seater. FL die is honed to fit your chamber exactly.

How many guys paid over $275 from a smith for standard FL die set (not bushing, much less shoulder bushings and not honed to that chamber) that the smith made? Bet a lot.

BH
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:58 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

Build the 300 Rum with a muzzle brake and don't look back. Build a 1 in 10 twist and shoot heavy bullets for long range and shoot 168 gr bullets for shorter under 600 yard range. Awesome caliber!
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:48 PM
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Build the 300 Rum with a muzzle brake and don't look back. Build a 1 in 10 twist and shoot heavy bullets for long range and shoot 168 gr bullets for shorter under 600 yard range. Awesome caliber!

I would build th e 300 ultra, it is hard to beat. I have both and both work but the ultra lays the lumber way out there.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:57 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

What about opinions on the 300 RSAUM
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:07 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

I have heard good things about the 300 RSAUM, but it will not give you quite the velocities of the 300 WM. You could look at the 308 BAER, or the 300 Jarrett, which are identical to the 300 Weatherby. Both would give you 2950-3000 fps with 190-210gr Berger's. They also don't have the radius shoulder of the Weatherby. Both very good calibers for there case capacity.
Not quite the 300 RUM, but not quite the recoil either.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:20 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

Thanks trueblue I bought one last year just because I could see them getting pushed aside and I always had a place for the unusual and being a Ruger collector I couldnt pass it up when I saw it. paid 375.00 and that was shipped from Texas to Ohio. It is a tack driver but the muzzel jump and recoil are terrible on this little rifle, definatley needs a muzzle break. My buddy brought his 300 over one day and his senderio doesnt kick or jump near as bad. The only data I could find to compare was they were identical on I believe 220 gr. bullets as far as velocity and energy

Thanks, Stan
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:48 PM
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Re: best cartridge between 300mag and 300rum

You can get as close to the RUM as you need to be with a properly set up 300WM. My 300 WM gives me 3150 with 200 grain bullets and 3250 with 180s. I had one load go 3450 with 180 NPTs but haven't tested further to make sure it wasn't an "Oops".
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