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enie, meenie, minee, mo... 7mm Rum or 300 Rum

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Unread 10-24-2004, 10:22 AM
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Re: enie, meenie, minee, mo... 7mm Rum or 300 Rum

Pat S, that was a thought provoking article, and states an opinion that I have agreed with for many years, as it applies to the ability level of the "average" hunter, or to the ranges at which most game is really shot. It is my opinion that for the game we shoot here in CO, the use of a magnum is to extend one's range. Out to 300 yds, beyond the range of most average hunters, the 270-3006 class of cartridges are big enough, even for elk. But this site is not addressing the "average" hunter, is it. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 10-24-2004, 09:07 PM
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Re: enie, meenie, minee, mo... 7mm Rum or 300 Rum

Unfortunately I don't have the area to regularly practice at long distance. A majority of my practice will be at 100 & 200 yards. Occasionally I will be able to shoot at 3-500 yard distances. If I move into the wide open spaces out west, things would change. I don't have near term plans to do so, so I search for the cartridge that will meet my current and future known needs. I basically want a cartridge that I don't have to aim like an artillery cannon in the event that I have a shot at 350 or 400 yards. At this time I don't anticipate a tremendous number of hunts out west so that six point bull elk that I may happen upon that's 400 yards on the other side of the canyon may be the once in a lifetime opportunity that I would have. I wouldn't want to take that shot with a marlin guide gun in 45-70 so I am looking for that "perfect" cartridge for my needs. That's why I'm asking in this forum. I don't need a round that will be effective at 800 yards but one that will be more forgiving due to any errors on my part...
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