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Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

 
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:46 PM
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Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

I have been seriously considering a purchase of a .338 Remington Ultra Mag or a .378 Remington Ultra Mag in a Remington 700 XCR. Any comments on the inherent accuracy of these calibers or caliber/rifle combination would be greatly appreciated.

My intended use would be large bears and long-range bull elk. I am a pretty well practiced hand loader and am willing to work up good loads but I would prefer to avoid a caliber that is inherently “picky” about an accurate load.

I also considered the .340 or .378 Wby in the Mark 5 but am leaning toward the 700 XCR because of the good value there seems to be for about 800 bucks.

Thanks again for you thoughts and observations!

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Re: Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

Neither the 375 or 338 are "picky" they are actually VERY easy to load for. Brass is pretty scarce for the 375 but is pretty impressive to shoot. Even if you dont hunt with it. It is fun to hand to someone new to shoot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Dont have any experience with the weatherbys except for 300 and 257 but brass is too expensive and hard to come by as well as being over rated speedwise. The 375 Ultra will far surpass most advertised claims where the WBY usually falls short.

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Re: Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

large bears...375!
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Re: Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

My 700 LSS 338RUM will shoot .5 MOA with AB's and PT's.

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Re: Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

Ditto what the above guys say. Plus, I can't see why a 338 RUM shooting a 300gr bullet faster than a 375 H&H can shoot a 300gr bullet wouldn't work on big bears. And the 338RUM is a good LRH deer/bou/elk or anything else cartridge. I wouldn't go less than a 26" barrel though.


Plus, ya just gotta love shoveling all that powder into that case. Makes ya feel kind of macho [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]............and broke [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

Was in AK twice last year. My guide carried a 338 RUM, his son a 375 RUM, I had a 375 H&H. Don't think the bears know the difference.
Looking back, probably a 340-338 RUM is the way to go.
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Re: Accuracy of .338 or .378 RUM in a Remington 700 XCR??

I handloaded for a buddy's 375 Rum Rem 700.

270 Barnes TSX at 2990 fps and under .75" groups at 100 yards with IMR 7828.

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