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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: 300 RUM,338RUM, or 30-378 which for Alaskan LRH???

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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the 338 rum. I was just at the Hor house(SPORTSMAN'S) and they had some BERGER 300 grain bullets with a BC .819. Does the 338 rum shoot this weight good.
With the right bbl length and twist rate they certainly should.

Before buying one though check Berger's site for recommended twist rate and make sure the one you are looking at meets that spec.

If you decide to go that route be sure and cruise the LRH and Sniper's hide classifieds as you'll find them fairly frequently at very reasonable prices because so many people buy or build one and then figure out it's just way more gun than they want to shoot.
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Re: 300 RUM,338RUM, or 30-378 which for Alaskan LRH???

My reasoning for shooting the .338's is because the barrel life is longer. The massive amount of energy is a second. The 300 RUM is great and more than sufficient for anythign in NA, and if the shot placemnet is really good, the world.

I do have the train of thought that, at least with grizzlies hanging about, I want more than sufficient. Ive been bluffed a few times, and my Father's hunting partner had to dispatch a charging one with his 300 winny (did the trick, but took the ole' bear a while to die). Bears arent made of steel, but for some reason I still like the bigger bore (especially with fragile bullets).


That being said... If you cant shoot a .338 well, dont do it. Go smaller. If you cant shoot a .30 well, dont do it. Go smaller. If you cant shoot a 7mm well, dont hunt AK.

And to the OP. Yes, the .338 RUM will run 300 grain bullets between 2700-2800 fps with a 1-10, and run them well.
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Re: 300 RUM,338RUM, or 30-378 which for Alaskan LRH???

Up here the 45/70 is the ticket in really tight country,in this kind of area like bear baiting for Blackies I use a 444p Marlin and my partner uses a 45/70. but we're trying for long distance shots on moose and big Brownies. Normally I shoot a 300WSM for everything, but I'm really interested in a long range calibers with some pop and the 338 rum is sounding good.

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Re: 300 RUM,338RUM, or 30-378 which for Alaskan LRH???

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Up here the 45/70 is the ticket in really tight country,in this kind of area like bear baiting for Blackies I use a 444p Marlin and my partner uses a 45/70. but we're trying for long distance shots on moose and big Brownies. Normally I shoot a 300WSM for everything, but I'm really interested in a long range calibers with some pop and the 338 rum is sounding good.

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Call me crazy but look at the edge then. The edge guys here swear by them for a long list of reasons.

I haven't bought one yet because I just have a hard time justifying it with all the other calibers I own but the .338 Marlin really appeals to me for a handy truck or saddle gun and I do have something of a fetish for the lever actions.
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Call me crazy but look at the edge then. The edge guys here swear by them for a long list of reasons.

I haven't bought one yet because I just have a hard time justifying it with all the other calibers I own but the .338 Marlin really appeals to me for a handy truck or saddle gun and I do have something of a fetish for the lever actions.
Why would he want to look at an edge? And what are some reasons the edge guys swear by them?
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Why would he want to look at an edge? And what are some reasons the edge guys swear by them?
I'm not an "Edge guy" but start a thread on it and let those who are answer.
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Re: 300 RUM,338RUM, or 30-378 which for Alaskan LRH???

Wildrose. I love my lever action for what i use it for, just works faster than my bolt actions. But back to my dilemna,I'm gonna go with the 338rum. If I cant find a Sendero model, I'll buy a barrel and have my father inlaw work on it. Nice to have a gunsmith in the family..
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