Originally Posted by cohunter14
So one more question on this subject: if I am going to be reloading rounds anyway, is there really a downfall to getting a RUM other than the extra cost of the brass? I mean if all else is the same, wouldn't it make more sense to just go that route and get a flatter shooting round with more speed?
The downsides are these: You already know the upsides!
* Cost of reloading components, brass and you will burn a lot more powder.
* Cost of replacement barrel which will be much sooner
* recoil- can you handle it. Despite what you read here most guys don't like the recoil of the RUM's. Look at how many big magnums there are for sale here. Why aren't there very many smaller calibers? It's because most guys keep those and shoot them!
* recoil- can you shoot it as accurately? Most guys don't. So you need a heavier gun or you shoot worse groups than you could. And heavier guns don't make good carry guns if that is an issue for you.
*Consistent Loads- Chasing the lands as they move due to excessive wear is not fun, at least for me. I know a lot of competition guys are used to it but it drives me nuts. I like finding a load and then being able to shoot the snot of it. If you plan on shooting VLD's, well they are seating depth picky already. Then add to that moving lands and you don't have the greatest of platforms.
Again, don't let me talk you out of getting what you want. I just want you to know what you are going to be dealing with.