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Old 01-23-2006, 10:40 AM
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300 RUM question

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?
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Old 01-23-2006, 11:08 AM
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Re: 300 RUM question

...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
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:36 PM
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Re: 300 RUM question

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.

good luck
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Old 01-23-2006, 02:47 PM
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Re: 300 RUM question

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.
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Old 01-23-2006, 03:08 PM
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Re: 300 RUM question

The wsm seems to be a pretty hot number, excpecially with the 180gr accubond. I am still a rum fan, and that sucker delivers some serious power down range.

Either way you will be getting a hell of a gun, but the RUM is the clear winner as far as power goes

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:43 PM
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Re: 300 RUM question

nehunter,
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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Old 01-23-2006, 04:53 PM
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Re: 300 RUM question

Get a local 'smith to check it out, may be something simple you are over looking.no pun intended...Have you tried 200 accubond with A8700 powder?
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