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Unread 02-28-2004, 11:56 PM
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Cartridge selection

ok new guy here with a few questions. i have some ideas form 24 hr campfire and snipers hide, but that was mainly on other parts of my rifle. i got a winney 70 that is now in 300 RUM. i wanted to build a 33 lapua and have been advised on that in my action. so naturally the 338 RUM would be my next choice, but strictly for velocity and BC could i be better to build a 300 RUM for shooting the 220 and 240 MKs? or would the 338 with 250 and 300 MKs be better. i plan on no game being shot at with this rifle, unless crow counts.

recoil is of no concern. i have had 300 RUM and Saum in lighter rifles.
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Unread 02-29-2004, 04:56 PM
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Re: Cartridge selection

Hello, and welcome aboard! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

If I were torn like you are between the 300 and 338 in RUM, I would see about designing a 338 RUM improved. Maybe neck up the 300 to 338 and blow out the shoulders. Maybe lengthen the neck??? I think and improved version of the 338 RUM would be spectacular.

If I had to go with factory chamberings, I would stick with the 300 RUM.

Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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