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300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

 
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:59 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

Sorry when she made the shot she did it with a 300WM. 180gr accubond with a MV of 2950. She didnt use the 270.
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:31 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

Trickymissfit; What I'm trying to say is that if the bullet passes thru the animal your not getting full benifit of the round.

i'm going to respectfully disagree with this statement. check out what a 50 gr solid going in at 4k and out the other side at 3k does to an animal. when a bullet "zips" right through an animal, it causes a whole bunch more damage because it makes a bigger wound channel. assuming it mushrooms.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:59 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

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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.
I have taken elk at over 1000 yards with a 300 RUM. This is a great choice for elk at ANY reasonable distance. If you are shooting past 800 yards, I would recommend you use thinner skinned bullets with a HIGH B.C.........Rich
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:57 AM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

300WinMagNewb,

Obviously, you've got your answer, yes, the 300 RUM is definitely enough for elk at 600. Even past 1,000. You're wise for considering lower powered options, ie the 300WM.

What hasn't been mentioned yet, is ammo for the 300 WinMag is far more available than that of it's Ultra Mag counterpart. In addition, the 300 RUM is a barrel burner. The 300 WinMag is also considered a barrel burner, but nowhere near as much as the Ultra and with proper reloads (if that is something you may wish to consider) loads can be rolled so as to ease the corrosion on your throat, thereby extending the life of your accuracy.

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:01 AM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

I was going to buy a 300 rum as well, but with some advise from friends
and some reading on a site called supiorbalistics.com, I decided to go with a 300wsm.

1st Any 300 mag will take elk quite well at 600 yds and more, can the shooter? I know I will need some practice before I risk any animal
at those distances.

2nd Do you want a light rifle for packing around? If so the 300 rum in a light package will kick like a mule.

3rd availability, and price of store bought ammo where you are hunting
should you ever forget yours.

After much consideration, And some great advise from Todd Bettin, bettin custom guns, and reading info on supiorbalistics.com. I am going to get a 300wsm.

More accurate than a 300 win, less kick than the 300 rum, and the great bullet selection for all size game that the 30 cal owners enjoy.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:10 AM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

You guys make a lot of good points! I got rid of my ultra a couple of years ago and built my 300 Sherman. The one thing it doesn't have is ammo availability....Rich
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:32 PM
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Re: 300 RUM enough gun for elk @ 600 yards?

The 300 wsm is a good round as is the 300 win, but you give up alot of velocity and trajectory compared to the 300 ultra.Which one is more accurate is a matter of opinion. I have had all 3 and have shot well with all 3. The ultra is just more capable of delivering heavier bullets at long range.As far as recoil I think the 300 ultra even in a light rifle is very manageable.
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