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Old 11-25-2007, 01:30 PM
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Can't decide which caliber

I'm needing a new gun for mostly whitetail and every couple years elk.

I'm hung in between 7mm Rem. or the 300 Rum.

I'm a reloader and was thinking the 300 Rum. and 150 grain bullet for the whitetails and 180 for elk.

What's everybody else think?
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:40 PM
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I'd go with the 30 if you plan on shooting Elk.
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:54 PM
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why don't you just go in between the 7mm Rem. and the RUM with a good old 7mm stw!! You won't have a problem knocking down an elk with a 160gr accubond!!
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:38 PM
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I have a 300 RUM and use it for everything from antelope to elk. It is actually the only high powered rifle I hunt with anymore. I use the 180 grn accubond and 94 grns of H-1000. Love the combo and have it to where it doesnt kick as hard as my old 30-06. I also have a 7mm RUM and never even shoot it cause I like the 300 so much
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:52 PM
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ditto the 300 rum but with 200gr accubonds at 3135ftps using 95.5 gr retumbo. I have a rem 700p without a break and it kicks less than my 300wm . i really like shooting it . I've shot every thing from rats to deer with it that we have in south tx
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:17 PM
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Are you kidding me? Your throwing a 200 grn accubond at over 3100 fps, whats your grouping off the bench and how does your brass last??? I would love that combo, guess I wll go buy some retumbo and get the chrono warmed up again LOL
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:43 PM
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my best groups are right at 1/2 inch if i do my part this load is max according to hodgens data . the only pressure signs i've had is slight ejector marks on some cases i'm on my 3rd loading on these cases. not to worried about case life i bought 250 cases off ebay last year for $58 so if i get 4 or 5 loadings they should last me the life of the barrel. i was planning on shooting out this barrel and having it rebarreled to 338 edge but i like the 300 rum so i'll rebarrel it with a 28 inch hart chambered for the 300 and build a 338 from scratch
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