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Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

 
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:51 PM
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Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

I'm considering an elk rifle, and was seet on 300 WSM. However the more I study I wonder if I should go with the 300 RSAUM, since it might be easier to find a Rem700 in that caliber. I've read the performance of the cartridges is nearly equivalent?

Also, I've shot a lot of 700s but not the Sendero...what is the major differences between the two?
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Re: Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

I would go with the wsm because they're more popular. Not that the saum is a bad cartridge but you will be able to find wsm cartridges easier.
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Re: Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

I agree, in fact I wonder about the future of RSUAM cartridges in general. I was hoping that Remington would
introduce a .25 & 6.5mm RSUAM as I believe these would match
the case size well & could be successful, but that might be
the problem. I think the idea of a new design doing well
would scare the Big Green Boys to death. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:02 AM
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Re: Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

I did wonder about the popularity issue. Now I just need to pick components and have th gun built...
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Re: Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

Back when Remington came out with the RSAUM I purchesed one of their 300 Titaniums. I later had it rechambered to the WSM. So if you want to try the RSAUM you can always change it. I prefer the WSM myself.
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Re: Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

I agree with Idaho Elk Huntr,if your a Rem fan you can always have it rechambered to the Win short mag.
I thought Remington had already announced that they would be discontinuing thier line of short action ultra mags?
Brass availability would eventually become a problem,but it should make for some very cheap Rem rifles in the near future,which I think is already happening.If you look you shouldnt have a problem finding a SAUM stainless synthetic BDL for well under $400.00 and the price on what senderos are left in the short mag is getting closer and closer to $500.00 for new.
I just havent figured out why the SAUM model 7s are holding thier price as well as they are [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
And if you dont like the idea of having to rechamber,Remington is already making thier 700 XCR rifle chambered for the 300 WSM. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Elk rifle: 300 WSM vs 300 RSAUM

GO 300 WSM!

you can buy a Rem 700 SPS in 300 WSM now for $399-$440 depending on area and dealer. Just bought one!

I doubt the SAUM is going to be around much longer, especially now that Rem is chambering the 300 WSM.

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