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300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

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Unread 02-09-2010, 01:07 AM
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300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

as the title states which would you choose and why?
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    Unread 02-09-2010, 06:36 PM
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    Re: 300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

    338 ultra,drills a bigger hole ,delivers a bigger payload at long range. I have owned several of both and the 338 ultra just plain wins for me.
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    Unread 02-09-2010, 06:42 PM
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    Re: 300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

    Your question is far too broad. How about telling us what the intended use is so that a relevant response can be given.
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    Unread 02-09-2010, 07:01 PM
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    Re: 300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

    338 it has better ballistic coefficent bullets
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    Re: 300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

    Depending on your intentions both are great but in the longer ranges the 338 will carry a little more energy load and is less overbore adding to barrel life. they will both do you well and provide plenty of energy for most of everything thing in N.A. up to 1000 yds .But if you intend to carry things out any further I would go with 338, a lil extra energy is never a bad thing. There is also an option to neck up 300 RUM brass to 338/300 or 338 Edge. this will provide and extra 50-100 fps than the 338 RUM making it equal or in some instances a little faster than the 338 Lapua. For some reason Remington made modifications to the 338 rum case making it in short unable to hold as much powder as the 300 Rum from what ive heard.
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    Re: 300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

    It will be an all around long range hunting rig able to take anything from mule deer to bears, big and small. I don't see myself taking any game at 1000 yards but might shoot some rocks or paper at that distance or further. I don't want it any heavier than 11 lbs with scope. I still need to be able to take it into the field. Thanks guys
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    Re: 300 RUM or 338 RUM?? Which and why???

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    For some reason Remington made modifications to the 338 rum case making it in short unable to hold as much powder as the 300 Rum from what ive heard.
    They set the shoulder back to provide more space for the long .338 bullets without them getting into the lands.
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