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WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

 
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:17 PM
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WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

Looking for this to carrry on side hills for bear. I would like a 300 RUM or 338 RUM that weighs around 6lbs and is short.

I've looked all over the web and the closest thing I can find is a Tikka 300 WSM... Would prefer to stay w/ the RUM since I have one setup for long range shooting right now... It's just TOO HEAVY to carry around

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Old 08-14-2011, 09:37 AM
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Re: WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

Melvin Forbes at New Ultralight arms is your choice to go to. Cost will be around $2800. He makes the lightest guns on the market and I do not know of anyone else who could make a 6 lb RUM


I would think that the 325 WSM in Tikka would be a much better and more cost effective choice though for your stated purpose.

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Old 08-14-2011, 09:41 AM
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Re: WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

6lb RUM... Wow! I wonder, if you put the muzzle against one elk, and the buttstock against another, which one would drop first?
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:11 PM
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Re: WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

haha! yes, obviously recoil isn't a concern. I've looked at the 325 WSM but it doesn't seem to have the energy of a RUM. Perhaps I'm looking for too much rifle for my needs?

I'll be taking black bear in 50-250 yards most of the time, BUT some of the side hills are open where you can see across the valley so I would like to be able to take on at 600-700 yards if need be... Do you think a 300 WSM or 325 WSM would handle that?

Here is what i calculated:

300 WSM, 180gr accubond
- 200 yds - 2588 fps, 2677 ft lbs energy
- 600 yds - 1935 fps, 1496 ft lbs energy

325 WSM, 200gr accubond
- 200 yds - 2544 fps, 2874 ft lbs energy
- 600 yds - 1824 fps, 1477 ft lbs energy

300 RUM, 180gr accubond
- 200 yds - 2931 fps, 3434 ft lbs energy
- 600 yds - 2227 fps, 1982 ft lbs energy

Please let me know your thoughts.

thanks for the help!
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:53 PM
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Re: WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

Just ran some numbers.

300 WSM with 200gr AB should just about match your 180 from a RUM at 600yards, due to better BC.

200gr AccuBond (.588 G1), 2930fps (RL17) 29.00 Hg pressure 80degree F
200yards- 3091 ft/lbs
600yards- 1953 ft/lbs

300 WSM with the 200 AB and a good muzzle brake should make for an awesome rifle!
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Re: WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

I'd go with a lightweight 300 wsm, it will more than do what you need. A short lightweight RUM really doesn't make any sense to me. 300 saum is a awesome round too. I went and shot mine yesterday and chronographed 165 accubonds at 3155 with RL17.Thats in a 22 inch barrel !
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Re: WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

I have a christensen arms 338 wm that weighs 8.4 lbs. with a 6.5x20 scope attached.
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