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Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

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Unread 12-21-2003, 07:58 AM
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

The 300 RUM will do it to the yardage/meters you plan on hunting and much further, "if" the correct bullet is used.

The poster before this one has gone to 600 meters but in reality, that cartridge is good for double that distance very easily even though your barrel is a tad short.

You won't get the velocity I get with my Tomahawk which is just the 300 RUM slightly improved.

Even at that, the 300 RUM would be my pick.
You may want to try the 210 Berger bullet, or the 200 and 220 Sierra MK.

Good hunting.
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Unread 08-19-2009, 08:46 AM
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

1000 meters animal hunting -can't be done with insufficient velocity and poor accuracy. An accurate 300 RUM with those heavy bullet mentioned potentially can get it done.
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

I bet he's been home from that hunt along time ago.


That post is 6 (six) years old.
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

I shoot a 300 RUM so am a little partial. I do think it would give you a little advantage over the others mentioned because of the high velocity and potential for high b.c. bullets. Takes some of the guesswork out and packs plenty of whallop at a distance. If your rifle will shoot them, you might try some 210 bergers. I shoot my own bullets with very high b.c and have dropped several elk at 1000 yds.......Rich
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

IMO, the 308 is not near enough rifle for a 1000 yd shot on a mullie... unless you just want to punch a pencil hole in its side. I also belive the 300 WM comes a little short of a good 1K deer killer, as does the 338 WM, 300 WSM, 7RM, 7WSM, etc., simply because none of these will deliver a bullet 1K down range with the velocity required for expansion. There may be 1 or 2 bullets you could use that expand at lower velocities like the A-Max.

By far the best cartridge on your list is the 300 RUM. It will get you a little beyond 1K with most expanding hunting bullets with a good BC.

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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

210vld going 2950fps out of the 300 RUM

At sea level, I would feel safe about the 210vld expanding up to right at 900 meters as max range for elk hunting(still retain 1700fps).

900 Meter = 984 yards.

8000ft above sea level is a whole new level, Max range would be just under 1200 meters (1700fps mark).

Pesky ol' air density effects...
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

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210vld going 2950fps out of the 300 RUM

At sea level, I would feel safe about the 210vld expanding up to right at 900 meters as max range for elk hunting(still retain 1700fps).

900 Meter = 984 yards.

8000ft above sea level is a whole new level, Max range would be just under 1200 meters (1700fps mark).

Pesky ol' air density effects...
A 300 RUM should easily be able to push a 210 VLD @ 3100-3150 fps. The Berger VLDs are advertised to expand down to 1800 fps. @ 3000 ft elev, the 210 out of a 300 RUM should be a 1K plus cartridge, almost to 1100 yds.
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