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hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

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Old 11-30-2004, 02:12 PM
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hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

i'm looking for a gun to shoot 300 yds with. I really like the idea of the semi auto for using on coyotes. But i also like the accuracy of bolt actions. What do you guys think. Any help would be great
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Old 11-30-2004, 03:44 PM
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Re: hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

As an accuracy minded rifle builder I would always lean toward the bolt gun for accuracy, strength and consistancy.

Just my opinion though!

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Old 11-30-2004, 03:45 PM
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Re: hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

Do you want this rifle just for coyotes? If so, that is a lot of cartridge for 300 yard coyote shooting! My DPMS 308 is far more rifle than I would want to carry very long in the field. It works great off a bench though. I would use an AR-15 223 or sporter weight bolt in 223, 22-250, 243, new WSSM, etc., for coyotes. If it is to be a "one for all things" rifle in 300 SAUM, my choice would be the bolt for more versatility.

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Old 12-01-2004, 10:12 AM
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Re: hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

I like the bolt action as it has a better potential for accuracy and they have a tendency to be more reliable because they are simpler.
With coyotes it is rare that a rapid second shot is important unless you like sending lead after a gray streak.

I like the 300 SAUM but it would not be my first choice for coyotes. As stated, it would be a good "one for all" rifle but I would likely choose a 308 for cheaper ammo and slightly longer barrel life.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:56 PM
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Re: hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

Hello, I have a lr-30s DPMS I shoot it at least 4 times a month, It would be good for yotes no need for a follow shot, one would be fine it is a heavy gun w scope, having said that it is a very tough gun I have taken it on an elk hunt. with the right carry strap it 's no problem Shoots very good, shot a 5x5 at 277 yds in 35 to 40 mph wind aimed dead on. If youare looking for a 300 yd shooter in semi that can also take an elk ( larue's elk hunt with 6.5 grendel on arfor.) I have a 6.5 grendel and it will shoot easily to 300 yd. I think mostly deer size game. Larue,s I'm sue is a great marksman and can place one shot on an elk. I need a bigger gun for this.The 6.5 Grendel perfct for deer coyotes pig p dogs and if your a great shot Elk. P.S. DPMS LR-30s shoots like a laser. As good as any bolt with far less bruising. No flinch factor.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

i have 2 lr30s in 300 saum 1 like new 3 rounds thru i t $ 1250 case 4 mags plus shipping
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:02 AM
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Re: hunting gun DPMS 300 SAUM or rem 700 ss 300 saum

I am looking for the same kind of rifle. Is a DPMS .243 a good rifle? Like the original poster I am looking for a fun, economical to shoot, low recoil coyote and antelope gun. I have always liked the .243 and had good luck with it. Would the .260 or 6.5 Grendel be a better way to go?
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