Originally Posted by Andy W
The biggest caliber I currently own is a 6MM Remington and I am thinking of buying a 7 RUM. Looking for opinions on this caliber. Specifically the Remington LSS in left hand. I would be shooting it with the factory tube for the first while, then the plan would be to replace with a 28" match grade barrel and have the action trued. Living in Alberta I can hunt everything from Antelope to Moose and I think the .284 would get it done on all species here. What is the recoil like on the 7mm RUM as compared to a 7mm Rem mag? I would probably have a brake installed once I re-barrel. Or should I step up to the 300 RUM or the 338 RUM. Are any of the RUM's inherently more accurate than the others? I would assume that the 7mm would hold a slight accuracy advantage?
On a side-note the guns that I currently own (6MM Rem &6BR) are both tight neck/chamber. Always seeking as much accuracy as I can achieve do you neck turn/tight neck on these big calibers?
Looking for opinions. Thanks!
Even though the 7 mm RUM is flatter shooting and does not need a muzzle break , for what
you will be using it for I would recomend the 300 RUM because it could use heaver bullets
for really big animals (Like Moose) and packs a punch.
I prefer not to use breaks and the 300 RUM I have does not have one (The 416 seems to
be my limit for a non braked rifle) but if you want one Have it installed.
I also have a 7mm RUM and I'm in the process of building one from the ground up for long
range hunting for deer I use the 140gr Accubond @ 3600ft/sec in a 26" barrel and it is
extremely flat shooting out past 1000 yards.
The one I am building will have a 30" #7 contour Lilja for some extra speed and less trajectory.
Both the 7 and the 300 have a reputation for short barrel life That is over stated and with
proper cleaning and under hunting conditions should last 1500 to 2000 rounds (A life time of
hunting).but any rifle that exceeds 3200 ft/sec will wear barrels faster than the ones that
are less than 3000. so I would not recomend ether calibre for varmint hunting on a regular
For the 300 rum I would recomend the 200gr Accubond or the 200gr Partition on the big
stuff and 165 to 180gr bullets for everything else.
For the 7mm RUM I would recomend the 140gr AB or the Partition , A 160gr accubond is a great
long range bullet for larger game (Like ELK).
Just my opinion.
J E CUSTOM