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Unread 11-25-2007, 07:53 PM
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.300 RUM, and as soon as you can, build a .338. Good hunting, Tom

On edit: added the .338
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A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time

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Unread 11-25-2007, 08:14 PM
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Looks like everbody likes the 300 Rum.

Does anybody have one in a 700 SPS model and if you do how is the recoil?
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Unread 11-25-2007, 08:18 PM
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Get yourself the 300 RUM and shoot either the 200 gr accubond or the 208 gr Amax or the 210 Berger. I wouldn't fool with anthing lighter than the 200 gr if it were me. It will kill a deer just as dead as the 150 gr and then you just have one load.
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Unread 11-26-2007, 02:18 PM
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I agree with bialey...I'm having a 300RUM built as I type (my obvious chioce of the two)but if you are going to go with the big case, go with big bullets. I found this board when I was asking, why the RUM when you only get a couple hundred fps over the WM with 180gr bullets? If you want to use the 180s & 150s you might want to think about a WinMag (or heaven forbid, the 7) and save the powder, barrel and recoil.

Either way you will do good, good luck.
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Unread 11-26-2007, 08:03 PM
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I only use 200 grain Accubonds in my 300Wby and down loaded, I run mine right at 3100 fps and have a bunch of brass at 10 loads that now need anealed due to loss of neck tension. It shoots under 1/2 if I do my part and my proudest group was 3" at 885 yards. I use IMR-7828SSC and CCI-250 primers. I shoot eveything from birds to elk with it if they will let me!
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Last edited by Hired Gun; 11-28-2007 at 09:21 AM. Reason: spelling, corrected primer number.
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Unread 11-26-2007, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dodgefreak8 View Post
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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Unread 11-26-2007, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Roll-Yur-Own View Post
+1 ditto
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