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Should I go to a 300 RUM???

 
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Old 10-24-2004, 09:48 PM
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Re: Should I go to a 300 RUM???

Duckinalaska, was there any particular reason you got a 7mm RUM instead of a .300 RUM? After shooting a .300 Weatherby, why the move to a 7mm?
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Old 10-24-2004, 09:55 PM
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Re: Should I go to a 300 RUM???

No reason, just because I have a great .308 caliber round. I wanted to experiment with a different cal. From what I've seen, I can load smaller rounds for flatter shooting and varmit hunting.
Don't get me wrong, I think that the 300 ultra is a outstanding round. Plus the 7mm ultra is easier on the ol' shoulder.

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Re: Should I go to a 300 RUM???

Duckinalaska, I've been toying with the idea of a long range rig and of course, the plethora of fast cartridges around makes for an awful lot discussion. I was initially thinking .30 calibre and hence started the topic on the .300 WM vs .300 WSM.

If you had to pick your tippy-top favourite cartridge for long range work for game up to the size of elk, which would it be and why?
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Re: Should I go to a 300 RUM???

Longreach,
You are exactly right, this subject makes for a AWFUL lot of conversation.
My pick would be the 300 weatherby, because I can load a 200 grain nosler at 3100 fps producing 4200 ft/lbs of muzzle energy. At 500 yards your looking at 2200 ft/lbs of energy. However, you can meet these ballistics with the 300 rum. My Dad is a avid fan of the 300 WSM. The 300 WSM is a great cartridge, but you can't get big results out of the heavier bullets.
I get alot of grief from my hunting partners about my "magnumitis." They are the 30 caliber "non-magnum" shooters. As in the 30/06, and so on. What's wrong with being infatuated with a little power. It's just my thing.
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Re: Should I go to a 300 RUM???

Duckinalaska,

I have to agree, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being infatuated with a little power, as long as one can handle it! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] This is especially valid when talking of long range hunting. Sure, for 'normal' hunting ranges out to 250yds, the .06 family and the like will do it every time.

Ok, so you're in the .300 Weatherby/RUM range as far as your favourites go. My pick of the two would be the RUM largely because of the availability of suitable long range rifles such as the Sendero. There's an H-S Precision HTR in .300 Win Mag available here but the price is $A4500! It would solve all my long range hunting/shooting problems though!
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Re: Should I go to a 300 RUM???

Do you feel that the 300 Wby is more accurate due to the longer neck or doesn't that make much difference? And it looks like the Wby has better choice of brass than the 300 RUM.

The other issue I have is the 210 VLD. Does anyone use it to hunt with?
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