Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

300 RUM vs 338 LM Range day

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-29-2008, 08:26 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 155
300 RUM vs 338 LM Range day

Went to the range today to verify drop charts and shoot some head to head with my "heavy" 700P 338 Lapua and my "lightweight" M700 SPSS 300 RUM. The witnessed results again confirm the 300 RUM just flat out works and works well. I have already printed off adjusted drop charts this evening and will be back to re-verify soon.

Factory M700 MLR 338 LM bedded into an A5 (15 lbs) pushing handloaded 250 Scenars at 2850 fps


338 LM drop chart was pretty good with some minor adjustment to zero out to 700 m. Average 700 m (770 yard) 5-shot group at 1 MOA - nothing too impressive. Best 338 group of the day was this 600 m (660 yard) 3-shot group = 5 1/4"



Factory M700 SPS SS 300 RUM bedded into Bansners Stock (7.75 lbs) pushing handloaded 180 Accubonds at 3270 fps. Drop chart needed some tweaking that's for sure, but man was this rig on fire today. The 700 m group was a personal best.


300 RUM, Best 600 m (660 yard) group = 3 1/8"


300 RUM, Best 700 m (770 yard) group = 2 1/2"

Last edited by Kalashnikov; 08-29-2008 at 08:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-31-2008, 09:03 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 2,623
Re: 300 RUM vs 338 LM Range day

nice shootin, looks like your light gun will hang with the heavy any day. keep track of the barometric pressure when tweeking those charts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-31-2008, 09:47 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Central Alberta
Posts: 91
Re: 300 RUM vs 338 LM Range day

depopulator/Kalashnikov....

fancy meeting you here! Those are some nice groups, my friend. Nice range too, your back yard? Nice rifles as well.
Almost ready for them big Alberta deer, EH?
So as I get some hunting boolits from Richard, I'll post my findings. My Rum isn't as pretty as yours though!

archdlx
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-01-2008, 10:02 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 155
Re: 300 RUM vs 338 LM Range day

Quote:
Originally Posted by davewilson View Post
nice shootin, looks like your light gun will hang with the heavy any day. keep track of the barometric pressure when tweeking those charts.
Will do. I have been at this for a few years, but the more I learn, the more I realize I have so much to learn. Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by archdlx View Post
depopulator/Kalashnikov....

fancy meeting you here! Those are some nice groups, my friend. Nice range too, your back yard? Nice rifles as well.
Almost ready for them big Alberta deer, EH?
So as I get some hunting boolits from Richard, I'll post my findings. My Rum isn't as pretty as yours though!

archdlx
Good to see a fellow Albertan on here. The range is Genessee. Yes, one more range session before I head up to Peace River for the last 5 days of the archery season and first 5 days of the rifle season for antlered mule deer and bull elk, and maybe a bear or a whitetail if the right one shows himself at the far, far edge of a field or across the valley....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 300 RUM vs 338 LM Range day
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long Range Coyote Hunting With Short Range Rifles ADMIN Technical Articles - Discussion 3 02-28-2011 04:37 PM
price range for long range rifle marcus_rubbo Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 16 09-26-2010 11:22 AM
Need Advice on shorter-range range finder Goofycat Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 3 01-07-2010 12:32 PM
Spotting Scope - Tactical/Range/Hunting ~ $500USD Range? CentreHit Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 1 09-17-2008 02:17 PM
help finding a long range shooter in my area and a range Grizz McCloy Long Range Competition 1 02-20-2008 10:05 AM

Current Poll
I currently have hunting preference points in the following states

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC