Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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


Reply

RUM based longrange caliber choice.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-18-2009, 05:40 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cranbrook, BC, Canada
Posts: 154
RUM based longrange caliber choice.

I just got a good deal on a used 300rum (sendero) with a shot out barrel. The guy was shooting 130gr tsx with stout loads at barrel burning speeds...

So this is going to be the base for my next project. I was thinking of either going 338edge, 375 or possibly a 408-416. I was wondering which would be the better choice for a longrange hunting rifle.

Opinions??
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-18-2009, 05:42 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 840
Re: RUM based longrange caliber choice.

I'm eventually going to rebarrel my 300rum to 338edge AI.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-18-2009, 06:03 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,615
Re: RUM based longrange caliber choice.

I would do either the 300 ultramag or the 338 ultramag. You will see hardly any difference between the 338 and the 338-300 ultramag but the 338 will feed better, easier to reload and you can buy bullets over the counter when your on a far away hunt. The 300 will shoot a quality big game bullet like the 200 accubond with a .588 BC at 3200 fps. That is really hard to beat for an all around rifle. You really couldn't go wrong with any choice off the ultramag case or the 340 weatherby. All are just splitting hairs.
__________________
Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,232
Re: RUM based longrange caliber choice.

Depending on how long of barrel you want to use, 338RUM or 338Edge. Everyone says the 338RUM and Edge are essentially equivalent, however 100fps is there for the taking, why not do it? The 338RUM die's are easier to find.

Unless you plan on loosing your ammo in some far away place and are going to buy ammo and shoot short range instead (since your drop chart will not work with factory ammo); there is no down side to the Edge.

AJ
__________________
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.


My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-18-2009, 07:59 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cranbrook, BC, Canada
Posts: 154
Re: RUM based longrange caliber choice.

I already have 300rum that I use for longrange hunting, I use the 200gr accubonds, get 3254fps out of a 27" barrel. A 338 edge gives you a little extra (higher BC bullets available), but I was leaning towards the 375 as you can get lathe turned bullets with BC's over .9, and I heard that there are also 350gr matchkings available.

I was thinking about going with a 30" barrel, in a sendero contour, and with a ATRS of APS muzzle brake.

Last edited by LongBomber; 07-18-2009 at 08:04 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-18-2009, 08:40 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,232
Re: RUM based longrange caliber choice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LongBomber View Post
I already have 300rum that I use for longrange hunting, I use the 200gr accubonds, get 3254fps out of a 27" barrel. A 338 edge gives you a little extra (higher BC bullets available), but I was leaning towards the 375 as you can get lathe turned bullets with BC's over .9, and I heard that there are also 350gr matchkings available.

I was thinking about going with a 30" barrel, in a sendero contour, and with a ATRS of APS muzzle brake.

There are also 338 lathe turned bullets coming that will be VERY high in BC. You'll need a tighter twist than normal (1-9 twist or tighter). Would be a very interesting Edge to say the least.

AJ
__________________
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.


My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-18-2009, 09:02 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Washington State
Posts: 2,456
Re: RUM based longrange caliber choice.

In order of preference: 338 Edge Imp, 338 Edge, 338 RUM. Any will work, but if you going to the expense, why not max the capability and improve brass life in the process? The .340 Weatherby is a ways from a 338 RUM...on the order of 200fps less with a 275g bullet--not sure with the 300 SMK. Check Hodgdon's site.
__________________
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?" Thomas Jefferson - Notes on the State of Virginia

www.wildsidesystems.com - Shelter for Your WildSide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYwgo...&feature=g-upl
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: RUM based longrange caliber choice.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caliber of choice for PD/RC strombeckj Varmint Hunting 32 09-01-2013 02:09 AM
Caliber Choice Vulture Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 12 12-22-2010 01:41 PM
Another caliber choice? Parkerb14 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 25 04-15-2010 08:35 AM
best 338 lapua based caliber 450matt Long Range Hunting & Shooting 16 02-05-2010 11:30 AM
Caliber Choice... djcompto The Basics, Starting Out 9 02-24-2005 12:56 PM

Current Poll
Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course - 72.71%
1,673 Vote
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. - 27.29%
628 Votes
Total Votes: 2,301
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.


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