Re: 7mm RUM for Long Range
not that there's a whole lot of difference, but i said i made the 7rum into a 338, not a 338rum. your comparison doesn't use the same case.
what i meant was, a 338 is just a whole bunch easier to get to shoot accurately, than a 7mm. i also believe it can be shot more accurately in varying hunting conditions. i know it delivers a whole bunch more killing power and impacts are a lot easier to see.
a 338/300 can shoot a 250 gr bullet at 31-3200. the 7mm version shoots a 180 at about the same speed.
the reason it's better is because the 7 is just a VERY overbore cartridge. the farther away from overbore you are, the easier it is to get them to shoot and more consistant with varying conditions.
the numbers you have are nice, if you're interested in 2k stuff. which it looks like you are. i really don't look at transonic, it's kinda BFD. way too far to shoot at game for me. well, maybe groundhogs. fun to play at rocks though!
IMHO, in hunting situations, it's easier to make a killing shot with a 338, than a 7mm. the farther the distance, the more this holds true.