I have a new 300 RUM in a Winchester mdl 70 stainless that I can't get to shoot better than 2". With the COL at 3.600 to still fit into the magazine I still have .130 of free bore. I have tried 165 gr interbonds, 180gr interbonds, and 180gr accubonds. Is it time for the custom shop or do I dump the gun. I was setting up this gun for a deer and elk gun. Maybe a new gun in 300wsm?
...wouldn't further commit to this rifle... better off with a Remington (can upgrade it to the performance level your wallet allows) or might shoot with only minor tweaking... also could try a sako 75 as they're supposedly good right out of the box... I also like some things about the Cooper but they are single shot only in the centerfires... but the best thing "any excuse to buy a new rifle"... almost talked myself into one!!! good shooting, Larry
I started out with a Win 70 in 300 RUM, wouldnt group great so I traded it for a Savage and it only liked the light bullets, 150gr scirroco would group 3/4"
Dad had a 300 RUM in a rem and it would shot 180 scirroco into 1/2 hole, for the better feel of the gun I would tell you to get a remington. Sako's are great and the bolts feel like they are sliding back and forth on glass. Good thing about a sako is if you treat it good it will hold its resale value
IF you wanna stick with the mod 70 try some lighter bullets, I think they place less strain on the barrel and these skinny pipes like them a little more.
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I like the idea of a new rifle and if I do go with a new rifle I am looking hard at the 300wsm in a Remington XCR. The only problem is I don't know if I want to give up the advantages of 200 to 300fps that the 300 RUM has over the 300wsm when it comes to the longer range elk hunting.
Whaever you do, if you're planning on playing at long range the accuracy and power of the 300 RUM is awesome.
I just love mine with 200gr. Accubond at 3240 f/s; it's got some authority without breaking my shoulder blade since mine has no muzzle break. At 1200 yards it still have 1400+ ft-lbs of energy; I'd say about 480 ft-lb more than the 300 WSM. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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