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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:03 AM
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Re: wich 30. caliber

I've narrowed it down to the 300 weatherby 300 Rum or 30-378 can y'all give me pros and cons of these calibers thanks for all the suggestions
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    Unread 01-10-2013, 10:33 AM
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    Re: wich 30. caliber

    Shooting cost the winner the - 300RUM! hands down the cheapest of those to shoot.

    Power - 30-378 (BUT Unless your building a custom rig that has over a 26" barrel it only slightly edges the RUM IMHO)

    Accuracy - I have to give it to the RUM also (not saying the others aren't accurate) the 300 RUM is an easy gun to make shoot and there is so much loading data out there

    I think of the 3 the RUM is the easy winner at least for me.
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    Re: wich 30. caliber

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    Shooting cost the winner the - 300RUM! hands down the cheapest of those to shoot.

    Power - 30-378 (BUT Unless your building a custom rig that has over a 26" barrel it only slightly edges the RUM IMHO)

    Accuracy - I have to give it to the RUM also (not saying the others aren't accurate) the 300 RUM is an easy gun to make shoot and there is so much loading data out there

    I think of the 3 the RUM is the easy winner at least for me.


    Although I've never owned a RUM, I agree the .300 RUM is a hard round to beat. The only strong negative would be the risk that you couldn't buy ammunition on an African hunt.

    That said, I believe I would jump to a .338 if I was considering anything with the case capacity of the RUM or .30-378. Either the .338 RUM or the .338-.378 Weatherby are phenomenal rounds that do more justice to the case capacity.
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    Re: wich 30. caliber

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    I've narrowed it down to the 300 weatherby 300 Rum or 30-378 can y'all give me pros and cons of these calibers thanks for all the suggestions
    How many rounds a year do you think you will shoot with break in, load work up, practice and all?

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    Unread 01-10-2013, 04:14 PM
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    Re: wich 30. caliber

    since I intend to use primarily as a hunting rifle after break in I would guess around 200 rounds a year give or take 25 rounds
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    build a RUM and use it and love it. for africa buy a 300wby vanguard cheapy and take it with you incase they loose your ammo for the RUM a $450 back up just in case.
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    since I intend to use primarily as a hunting rifle after break in I would guess around 200 rounds a year give or take 25 rounds
    Ok great, one thing to consider is that all these rifles have freebore. Not saying that is bad just realize this may make a difference depending on what bullet you will choose.

    If you do not reload I suggest you look at ammo prices for each. All 3 of these will have some pretty expensive ammo and also limited bullet selection. If you do reload then look at brass prices. The 300 rum will have the lowest price brass most likely if that matters. No available brass for any one of these is that great in my opinion. But if you don't shoot that much it may not matter to you.

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