Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Improved Cartridge Question

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 05-04-2008, 09:50 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwp475 View Post
J E Custom is spot on in his post... I thought that the original post that started this thread was asking advice before the build, and that is how I based my intial response.
I may have worded it wrong. I was just tryin to ask if anyone felt I should use a little lighter bullet to take better advantage of the little extra capacity. The actuall build has long been in progress..... past the point of changing my mind.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-05-2008, 11:09 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by J300UM View Post
Thanks for the replies! Sorry that I was kind of a smart *****. It seems like every time I post a question here, people seem more intent on bashin what I have or the questions I have then actually answering them. There is a ton of knowledge here and I would like to aquire some of that. I certainly dont expect answers but I do appreciate the ones I get. Maybe I took some of the replies the wrong way. Again, thanks!
J300,

I didn't mean to come across as "bashing". The other's are right, more case capacity is more case capacity. And maybe your smith wasn't out of line, I don't know what he was thinking. I just understand that the 300RUM is overbore anyway and couldn't see "improving" one. But it's not my gun. I read lots of things on these shooting BB's that I read and just shake my head and wonder "WTF was that guy thinking?" or "WTH does he think he needs such heavy/light for caliber bulltes?" etc, etc. But it's just me not thinking the same way. As for the mag...hopefully you've got one that will allow you to seat the bullets out to touch the lands. If so, then you're using as much of the case capacity as you can. And I'd stick with 180s or 200s in the RUM for best results. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-05-2008, 11:28 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 2,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by J300UM View Post
I may have worded it wrong. I was just tryin to ask if anyone felt I should use a little lighter bullet to take better advantage of the little extra capacity. The actuall build has long been in progress..... past the point of changing my mind.


Personally I would use the heavier High BC bullets to take full advantage of the capacity and long range effectiveness
I am planing on building one off of the the 300 RUM or 338 Laupa case and I intend on shooting the 265 Grain Wildcat at or near 3000 FPS.. JonA reached these speeds with the 265 grainers in 27" barrel I believe and I am going to use a 30" tube..
__________________
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,444
JP475

Not hijacking the post but I built my 338 RUM on a Weatherby MK 5
action for that reason.The MK 5 action is .100" longer than other mag
actions so that I can use the 300gr SMKs seated long and still get
them in the magazine.

This also takes full advantage of the case capacity.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Improved Cartridge Question
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.22-6MM Ackley Improved cartridge lenght? SCshooter Reloading 5 08-15-2011 07:19 PM
Question on cartridge choice jayph The Basics, Starting Out 9 06-15-2008 05:30 PM
question about a cartridge Possum284 Reloading 7 01-12-2008 02:01 PM
Short neck cartridge question Gibbs ol mike Gunsmithing 1 08-13-2007 09:21 AM
Cartridge Overall Length question Alucard Reloading 1 08-23-2005 01:13 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 31.77%
61 Votes
NO - 52.60%
101 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.63%
30 Votes
Total Votes: 192
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC