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300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

 
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:19 PM
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300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

Title pretty much says it all, looking to see if a 300 RUM shooting maybe a 220 grain bullet is enough for elk at those ranges. Not looking for a big heavy gun if it can be avoided, and have no need for shooting farther than 600-maybe 800- yards. Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

YES ,it's a great 1000 yard elk round and even further
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:43 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

with a little know how and some handloads 600 yards can be a cake walk with that cartrige. it is entirly up to the shooter.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:35 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

The 300 RUM has the capability to rock an elks world if you feed it and drive it correctly to 1000+yrds with ease, 600yrds is almost over kill for the RUM, the 300 WSM would be good as well in a little easier package.
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

My 300rum pushing 210 vlds at 3160fps, damn near punches through 1/2" steel at 600 yards, it should be no problem at all, should be no problem out to double the distance you are looking at. My neighbor has taking multiple elk at 700yds with a 300win mag.
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

chaa, it will work fine
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

I think the elk I smoked at 589 yds a couple of years ago would say "yes, it is enough gun". Blew a 200 gr Accubond through both shoulder bones and near as I can tell, the bullet is still going.
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