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7mm RUM or 300 RUM

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Unread 03-29-2013, 03:41 PM
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7mm RUM or 300 RUM

Trying to decide between the 7RUM or 300RUM. Is the 7RUM dying off? Is the 300RUM a better choice? I don't reload yet, but I would like to start.
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    Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

    Neither of them, instead I would choose a 7mm STW.
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    Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

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    Neither of them, instead I would choose a 7mm STW.
    Yup, what he said!!!!
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    Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

    Why not a 300 win with a 215 Berger. Mine will flat get it done to well past 1000 yards. And much better barrel life than either RUM.

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    Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

    I personally have never owned or shot a 7mmRUM so I cant compare the two. I have however hunted with a 300RUM for a couple years and really like it. I also do not hand load yet, just cant seem to find the time at the moment. If you do decide to go with the 300RUM dont bother shooting any factory load under 180gr. I tried some Remington 150gr and it wouldn't group worth a crap. After that I tried Remington 180gr Scirocco and the groups got much tighter. The HSM Trophy Gold also does well, I tried the 185grVLD and really liked it so thats what I been sticking with. Hope this helps with your decision.
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    Re: 7mm RUM or 300 RUM

    I have both on a 700 action and anticipate a short barrel life in one and even shorter life in the other. They both have a practical purpose and shooting them often other than for hunting is not one of them. If you’re set on the 7 or 300 RUM definitely my first choice would be the 300. 7RUM can also be a bearcat to reload for. Also consider the 338 Edge using the wildcat 300 RUM case as a parent if a RUM is a must. Many positives are said about that load.
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