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GAP talked my buddy out of a 300 RUM

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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: GAP talked my buddy out of a 300 RUM

George's post on the first page pretty much sums up the issue for me.

Compare the wind drift of the 162AM at 3100fps from a 7WSM, and a 210gr Berger VLD at 3100fps from a .300RUM, and gets VERY difficult not to love the 7WSM. Especially when such performance comes at so cheap a price as far as powder consumption/recoil/muzzle blast/barrel life, etc is concerned.

A good bullet that impacts with enough velocity to violently expand in the vitals is going to kill. I don't much care how much energy is arrives with, or how big it is. Sure, a 300gr .338 bullet might kill game with a bit more noticeable authority than a 180gr 7mm, but if you wreck the vitals with either, the elk is going to have a bad day, and end up wrapped in freezer paper.

Pat's experience speaks volumes as to the effectiveness of the smaller rounds. A LOT of stuff has hit the dirt from long-range shots fired from Pat's .260's, 6mm's, and .308's.
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Unread 05-28-2012, 08:43 AM
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Re: GAP talked my buddy out of a 300 RUM

This is what is great about America ... we have plenty of choices !!!

Plenty of quality gunsmiths/gunbuilders to choose from ...

Plenty of quality LR calibers to choose from ...

Plenty of quality bullets to choose from ...

Plenty of quality muzzle brakes (use it or not) to choose from ...

( ... and the list goes on ... )

What one does with those choices is a different story.

God bless this great nation for all the choices we have !!!

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.

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