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Old 08-01-2010, 09:09 AM
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338rum or 7rum for longrange

Need help. Which of the two calibers for my next rifle. A 338rum or 7rum for long range hunting. I am going to reload but would like to stay with a caliber that If needed to I could find factory ammo. Max distance would be 1k. Deer to Elk.
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

7mmRUM is a little easier to find a box of ammo on the shelf.

There's also a great selection of fantastic LR 7mm bullets.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:16 AM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

Both are great!

I have a 338 RUM. I love it.

I'd go with the 7mm RUM. Great LRH bullet selection and its a much flatter shooter.
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

Out of the 2 I would go with the 338, But why no 300rum in the mix that is a very good round.
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

338 is gonna have some hotter sauce on it when it makes impact at 1k AND has less wind drift than the 7MM.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:22 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

338 barrel is going to last a lot longer.
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

I do agree with what the others have said, and I also love my 338RUM. But when you're looking for loaded ammo it will be very tough to find 338RUM.

When you do, it will be about $70 a box and have bullets that are not long range friendly.

That's the only reason I recommended the 7mm.
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