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Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

 
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:14 AM
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Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

Well, I'm 99% sure I'm going to get a Sendero SFII.....I just need help deciding on what caliber. I fairly new to LRH.....but not to long ranges....I live in AZ and hunt coues deer. I'm torn between these 2 calibers....I hunt bear, elk and deer. Regardless I'm putting a DE brake on it and I'd like to be able to shoot it as much as possible without shooting out the barrel to quickly....which steers me away from the 300RUM.....although when I do shoot out the barrel that round allows me to upgrade to the 338 Edge!

Please give your opinions....thanks
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:22 AM
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Re: Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

Having used both in Sendero’s from 1000yds, I found the 300rum was more accurate. The accuracy of the 300rum was actually Amazing! … a real reach out and touch anything first-shot sort of rifle. The additional 250 to 300fps certainly would have been a contributor, but so would have been the amount of after-market work that had been done (rebedding, trued-action, nightforce scope).
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:23 AM
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Re: Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

I view the usable life of a rifle barrel like the tires on my truck, they will last just so long. With that said if you are very concerned with the round count on your rifle barrel I'm guessing 2000 to 2500 rounds down a .300 Winnie pipe versus a 1000 to 1500 rounds for a 300 RUM as long as you follow good cleaning practices, don't overheat the barrel, and stay away from the lighter bullets.

If your shots are limited to 500 yards the Winnie may serve you best, beyond this mark the Ultra really starts to shine with the 200 NAB.

Of course I like several of the big .300's and the Ultra is one of them! I have been very impressed with the inherent accuracy of this big 30! Of course I have had great accuracy results from the 300 Winnie and the 300 Roy. A moot point maybe that you can find .300 Winchester Ammo or components almost anywhere.


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Old 01-06-2007, 11:58 AM
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Re: Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

You guys already have me leaning towards a 300 RUM. I do already reload so the availability of ammo is no problem. I would of course be shooting no more than a 180gr bullet for coues deer. I shot my buck this year with my 300 win SPS using nosler ballistic tips and the damage was absolutely devasting.
This was a spine shot!!!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:01 PM
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Re: Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

This is the .300 win mags 43rd birthyear! More stuff for it than one person needs and load data everywhere.....Is the 300Rum a teenager yet? No camparison if you look at whos been there and done that! Nothing against the RUM but Ive seen something else coming and will be saving up for it!
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:09 PM
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Re: Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

I have both in custom format from same builder with similar components. Both are tak drivers. With 26" barrels on both using 180 BT I get 3170 fps using 73 grs. of IMR 4350 on the WM and 3350fps using 99 grs. of Retumbo out of the RUM. These are my sweet spot loads(top accuracy/speed combo). Out to a 1000 yds the clicks are not that far apart. I am in process of building another 300 WM with longer barrrel(28"). I like both alot but gave the 300 WM the nod because it burns alot less powder and my next reach out and touch 'em build will be 338 Edge. If I were to do it over I would start the way I did 300 WM, and second build would have been the 338 Edge or RUM. Food for thought.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:42 PM
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Re: Convince me: 300Win vs 300RUM

Just got done at the range today, temp was mid. 20's no wind and 7000 feet elev. 100 yard range and grouped 3 shots twice in less than 1/2". Shooting a rem 300 rum sendero. Only work that has been done to it is a Vias brake and trigger adjustment. I really like this round compared to my 300 wm which just sets in the cabinet now. Oh by the way only shot 6 times cause other people were wanting to shoot, and it is only a one gun range [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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