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Old 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.
What does it mean when the primer falls out?
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Old 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.

Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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