Originally Posted by angus-5024
two totally diffrent cartriges. The 7 is going to be crazy fast and flat with hogh b.c bullets and about 900 rounds barrel life.
The 300 win is gonna be about the same recoil, hit a bit harder because of frontal cross section, have alot more drop/drift but... about triple the barrel life.
It don't get no simpler than that! With the .300 Win Mag, you'll have plenty of choices in brass and bullets (esp. in the 200+ gr) too.
At $300-$400 and up a pop for a blank barrel + smith re-barreling cost could certainly up. The last re-barrel cost for me was $375 for the barrel and $250 smith cost. If you require muzzle brake, it's ~ $100 thread and install (not counting the brake). And since .300 Win Mag is about triple, that's ~$2,250 cost (unless you can do the smithing yourself) over the 7MM RUM you need to consider. But it that's within your budget, then it might not be a factor for you. I have limited funds for hunting/shooting, so it's a factor for this budget conscious member ... just saying.
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