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Old 02-17-2012, 01:02 AM
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New rifle and I need help

I am buying a new rifle and I want to know what caliber you guys sugest. I live in Idaho and my canyons can be huge. So 1000 yrds for big game is the max I will be shooting. And further on targets. My thoughts are 300 winmag or a 300rum. Both shooting the 210 or 230 bergers. What say you?

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:50 AM
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Lets see, bears, mule deer, elk, moose, big horn sheep, mountain goats, antelope and finally wolves. I love my state.

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Re: New rifle and I need help

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I am buying a new rifle and I want to know what caliber you guys sugest. I live in Idaho and my canyons can be huge. So 1000 yrds for big game is the max I will be shooting. And further on targets. My thoughts are 300 winmag or a 300rum. Both shooting the 210 or 230 bergers. What say you?

Darrin
Nothing wrong with ether, but the 300 RUM has quite an advantage when shooting the larger
bullets.

The 300 RUM will not leave you wanting for the long shots.Very accurate and easy to load for.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:10 AM
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Re: New rifle and I need help

I take the Win. The RUM gives up way too much barrel life. 25% more powder, 5% more velocity. The effective difference is 125 ish yards. And we're talkin' past a mile for each of 'em.
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Re: New rifle and I need help

300 WM.....210gr Bergers
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Can't go wrong with either one.
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