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Old 03-08-2013, 09:28 PM
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Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

Trying to decide between a savage 110 hs precision 300 win mag or a rem 700 300 um sendero. I plain on shooting long range (600- as far as I get good enough to shoot to) and want something I do not have to put a bunch of extra work into the gun. I like the ultra mag bc I could shoot the heavier 200-220gr bullets better but I like the savage gun better. What are your opinions?
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:43 PM
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Re: Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

Either one will probably work fine. I would go with the 300 RUM Sendero. I have one and it's been a great shooter.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:35 PM
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Re: Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

Run the ballistics on the 2 and see what you think. . . I was not impressed with the RUM as it was only running about 100 FPS faster. For the extra cost and difficulty finding supplies I decided to go with the WM. With the 210+ bullets it is very impressive. . . And you like the Savage better!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:57 PM
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Re: Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

300 UM is a monster, but you won't regret 300 WM for availability of ammo, parts and supplies. WM will do the job for less $ long term and long range. If you're ever in a remote area and need factory ammo or to borrow ammo in a pinch, chances are better of finding it with the WM. WM will shoot 200 gr just fine--NP's, Sierra BT's ,Swift A-Frames, or 210 gr VLD's, if you prefer. You can even shoot WM up to 240 gr Woodleigh's (Doubletap) if needed, depending on how the gun is set up. Some say you'll never need more than 180 gr TTSX anyway.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:04 PM
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Re: Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

I think the only real draw back to a 300WM might be the inability to seat bullets way out to the lands and still fit them in a mag box. . .

The Savage should shoot as good as the Sendero from the box too, I would guess. Most guys will swear at me for saying that, but Savage is building quite a track record.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

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I think the only real draw back to a 300WM might be the inability to seat bullets way out to the lands and still fit them in a mag box. . .

The Savage should shoot as good as the Sendero from the box too, I would guess. Most guys will swear at me for saying that, but Savage is building quite a track record.
Unless they've changed in the recent few years, Savage mag boxes won't fit rounds much beyond SAAM OAL specs. My buddy's .300 WM Sendero's mag box will. I still have a half box of 3.52" reloads he gave me that I have to single feed...but with .300 WM, who needs more than one anyway? I get great accuracy with many factory loads that fit fine.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:05 PM
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Re: Savage 300wm or rem 300 um

I've got both the 300 win and 300 rum. The rum will put 10% more bullet weight out at the same speed using similar powders. If you up the anty and put a heavier pill in the rum using slower powders, it'll get up to 20% more bullet to the same speed as the win mag-- either one of them( long or WSM) for that matter.
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