JPRITT, If I end up deciding on a 300 RUM, I may be interested. It sounds like a factory barrel, and I was planing on a top end barrel just for the added accuracy. Is it a light, medium, heavy, or varmit countour? Would the factory twist rate handle the 200-210grn long target bullets? I will surely keep it as an inexpensive option.
Guy, I like the idea of the 7mm STW because a friend of mine just had one built, and buying new dies would not be needed. I don't think I would want to just run a new reamer in my current barrel, as it is only a 24" barrel, and has at least 500 rounds out of it. Also it is factory, and I have to work hard to get 1 moa (bench/sand bags) out of it.
If the STW would fit in the action, then I would think the RUM would fit as well. Is there much difference between the 7mm STW and the 7mm RUM?
I like the idea of having a 338 rum or edge (if they fit into the action), but the recoil is going to be pretty high. I do not want a muzzle brake
, and want a final gun weight of about 12lbs to help a little with recoil.