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What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

 
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:47 PM
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What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

I have been searching on this site and reading. I have not seen what I am looking for…

I am a hand loader and have 7 mm Mag in Remington and an 1971 7mm Mag Mauser 98 that I inherited (Do not shoot) and a 270 Remington.

I am looking for a 338 because of the bullet choices and size. I have read that the 338 RUM is a cheap 338 Lapua. The 7 mm Mag loves the 150 grain bullets I feed it. I am looking for a rifle that can use heavier sized bullets.

I am looking at the 338 RUM because I can get it for fewer than 900 dollars. So what is bad about the Remington 338 RUM? I can not find the 338 RUM in SS Sendero…

Can I use the 338 RUM and shoot out to 600 yards with hunting accuracy? If I had 3000 dollars I would have an Edge built or buy a Sako Lapua…

I guess I am looking for opinions.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:47 AM
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Re: What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

The 338 RUM would make an easy 600 yards hunting rifle.
I haven't seen many 338 Sendero's to be honest..if any.
If the 7mm is shooting good, I'd try some 168-180 gr bullets and see how she shoots at 600 yards. With good bullets, that would be a great combo for what you are looking.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:50 AM
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Re: What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

I have a 338 RUM and have had no problems with it. It will shoot a 225 gr bullet at 3100 fps without even being pushed hard. There is some problem with availability of brass right now (I've been waiting on my backorder with Sinclair for 3 weeks now) but that is the case with a lot of brass. The dies are readily available.

I do not see a problem with the 338RUM at all



This rifle

REMINGTON 700 XCR 338 RUM -$0 SHIP/LAYAWAY : Bolt Action at GunBroker.com

would need a muzzle brake installed and a recoil compensator in the stock, otherwise it would be ablsolutely brutal to shoot!
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:51 AM
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Re: What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

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I have been searching on this site and reading. I have not seen what I am looking for…

I am a hand loader and have 7 mm Mag in Remington and an 1971 7mm Mag Mauser 98 that I inherited (Do not shoot) and a 270 Remington.

I am looking for a 338 because of the bullet choices and size. I have read that the 338 RUM is a cheap 338 Lapua. The 7 mm Mag loves the 150 grain bullets I feed it. I am looking for a rifle that can use heavier sized bullets.

I am looking at the 338 RUM because I can get it for fewer than 900 dollars. So what is bad about the Remington 338 RUM? I can not find the 338 RUM in SS Sendero…

Can I use the 338 RUM and shoot out to 600 yards with hunting accuracy? If I had 3000 dollars I would have an Edge built or buy a Sako Lapua…

I guess I am looking for opinions.
Find a good used Sendero in 300 RUM or 7mm RUM and have a good smith screw a
custom barrel chambered in 338 RUM and your ready to go for around $1400 or $1500
dollars.

Nothing else has to be done to the rifle except a good bedding job to have a real shooter.

I would go with a #7 tapered Lilja stainless 27" long (finished length of a 28" blank).

I use 225 and 250gr accubonds in mine and can shoot out to 1100 yards and have
1500 ft/lbs of energy at POI.

I have no need for a muzzel break because of the heavy barrel .

In my opinion the 338 RUM is a great cartrige and reloading is strait forward and inexpensive.

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:09 AM
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Re: What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

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SNIP

I have no need for a muzzel break because of the heavy barrel .

SNIP
Prone or at the bench do you wish you had a brake?
What FPS are you shooting the 250 NAB's
How much does your rifle weigh?

Thanks in advance, sounds like the combo I might need

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Old 12-20-2008, 10:14 AM
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Re: What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

It was another "great decision" by Remington to drop the 338 chambering from the Sendero line.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:09 AM
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Re: What is wrong with the NIB 338 RUM?

I can pick up a 300 RUM in Sendreo for 800 dollars NIB. Is that a good deal?
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