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Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

 
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:40 AM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

I appreciate the help. The barrel is not relevant. The only part to consider is the action in the build.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:19 AM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

The brass availability for the 300 saum is next to none. Remington has not run this brass for 2+ years with no plans to get it back up and running again. It as great cartridge, so building the gun would be awesome. If you ever want to shoot it......that's a different story.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:29 AM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

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Got .223
Got .243
Got a 25/06 and 25wssm
Got a 6.5/06, 6.5brm, and 260
Got a 270 and 270wsm
Got a 280, 280ai, 7/08, 7wsm, and 7saum


Got 338wm and 338 RCM

I want it to fill a 30cal hole in my bolt gun collection

The 338 RCM would have been my other choice to your short action build, But you've got that covered.

The 300 is a good choice and Norma makes brass for it if you don't find any Remington.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:29 AM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

Shame on me for not reading your previous post. I see you already have a 7saum. If you can share the brass between the guns...your in business.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:04 PM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

I appreciate the thoughts....300saum it is
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

I have in my possession 2 bags of 100 pieces plus a lot of once fired 300 SAUM that belong to my friend and he has replaced them all with Nosler brass and has no intentions of using the Remington cases.

Both my brother and him own the 700 SAUM in 300 caliber. I have seen the brass available in the past at my local Bass Pro. Here's the problem: RP brass is junk in my opinion. I've been doing all of the loading for both of these 300 shorts and the primer pockets are loose many times in once fired brass. I like the caliber itself but it has turned out to be less than impressive to me.

My brother just mailed me his last 40 once fired cases for reloads as I will be hunting with him in just over 2 weeks. I had to pitch 9 of them as the primer pockets were so loose the primer could be manipulated after it was seated. That's ridiculous. Second, I loaded 150 nosler Btips for him. Can't remember powder or charge but the published test barrel is also 24" like his and these will only be going about 3050-3100 fps. I'm getting 3050+ with my 270/150 VLD loads from a 24" Krieger.

The book says he can get a few more fps but then accuracy spreads when we tested these last year.

For a build, you can add tube length and compensate that way, plus use a bit slower powder but if you want this brass I will let my friend know.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:50 AM
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Re: Any reason not to build a 300 Rsaum?

I think I would phrase the question... Is there any reason not to build a 300 WSM?

Although the 300 SAUM is a good cartridge, the writing is on the wall for the SAUM's. Remington has stopped producing them and brass is going to become more scarce.

The WSM has more case capacity and brass is readily available. Why would you not build a 300 WSM? That's my question.
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