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Old 02-21-2013, 07:06 AM
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Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

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Yeah, what he said ! The 300 RUM is an awesome cartridge. The 7 rum is too much of a good thing. The STW will out shoot it, and out last it as well. As a matter of fact, the STW is making a comeback, and the 7 RUM is fading. IMHO.
Ditto to what my buddy said about the the STW is making a comeback, and the 7 RUM is fading.

I would prefer to have a 338 RUM instead of a 300 RUM. I've heard the 338 RUM is not the barrel burner the 300 RUM is.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:13 AM
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Ditto to what my buddy said about the the STW is making a comeback, and the 7 RUM is fading.

I would prefer to have a 338 RUM instead of a 300 RUM. I've heard the 338 RUM is not the barrel burner the 300 RUM is.
I don't think the 300 rum will kill a barrel very fast unless abused. I've already got more rounds on my 300 rum than got the barrel tired on my 7 rum and it'd still a 1/2 moa rifle with little barrel wear. The 338 rum is going to be easier on barrels, but the recoil is also up from the 30 rum a good bit.
As far as the 7stw, well my friends I'll keep shooting one until I can't make brass; it is a heck of a round.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:07 PM
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I don't think the 300 rum will kill a barrel very fast unless abused. I've already got more rounds on my 300 rum than got the barrel tired on my 7 rum and it'd still a 1/2 moa rifle with little barrel wear. The 338 rum is going to be easier on barrels, but the recoil is also up from the 30 rum a good bit.
As far as the 7stw, well my friends I'll keep shooting one until I can't make brass; it is a heck of a round.
I have 2 300wm's, one .264wm (going to build another) 0ne 300Rum, and currently two 7mm STW's.

I thought long and hard about adding a 7mm Rum, but with the above rifles all will last far longer, are much more of a pleasure to shoot with lower recoil and blast and there's simply nothing you can do with the 7mm Rum you cannot do with the rest of the above, do it cheaper, and do it longer.

If I had to settle for just one big magnum it would be hard to choose between the 7mm STW and the 300wm and the bottom line is the STW does it faster and flatter than even the 300wm.

Out to a 1,000 yds there's simply no need for anything bigger than either the 7mm STW or 300 Rum but the 300wm will always be around and easy to find reloading components for it will be as well.

In the 7's though overall you cannot beat the 7mm STW.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:36 PM
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Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

I went down this same road with wanting to get the 7mmRUM as well. After much looking around and tring to find brass to reload I settled on a 300RUM sendero. First 3 shots with 178 a-max were toughing. Not bad for just starting breaken it in. Prior to purchase I started running some numbers on the bergers 210VLD's. If I can get 3050 to 3000 ft/sec you can push them a long long ways out there. I will say this a good recoil pad or a muzzle break will come in handy on this gun. Once this gun is broke in and dial in with a matching turret it going in the safe for most of the time. I must say I perfer overall shooting my 6.5. I'm also in the process of building a standard 7RemMag to shoot the 168 bergers. Really I dont think deer or elk will care if inside 1000yrds when shooting these rounds with the exception of the 6.5. Remember the animal e shoot will bleed and die just like you and me. But if its what you want and you have the money to burn than I alway say do it...Because this way you never look back in life thinking what if I had...x.y.or done z...
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:56 AM
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Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

The 7 is the flattest with 180 3235in my 700,28"Brux 10 inch at a mile.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:16 AM
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Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

definately the 300 RUM, anything a 7mm can do a 30 can do better !
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:53 AM
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Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

this is america, bigger is allways better!!
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