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Old 02-19-2009, 06:12 AM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

first, shot placment is more important than cartridge.
years back my father killed a large grizzly with 1 shot with a 180 gr. 3006. that said, i have 2 30x378s which i use for long range hunting.
both built by howard wolfe of mifflinburg pa. who was probably more influential in the development of that cartridge than any other person, dating back to the late 50s. the only action he will use other than a custom, is a weatherby.
i have 1 on a weatherby, which is a shorter version case, it has a 30" barrel.
i have a full legnth version that is on a custom wolfe action, and it has a 36" barrel.
full velocity potential of the standard legnth case cant be achieved on a barrel less than about 32"
the factory weatherby with its 26" barrel is based on using 180 gr. bullets in order to achieve their advertised velocity.
the 300 rum, would be about an equal cartridge using that legnth barrel.
i would be looking for a remington sendero in 300rum which you will find in good used for about $800.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:40 AM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

Originally Posted by BGbasbhat View Post
I'm right with ya on the bullet selection. Partitions or accubonds are at the top of my list. I might go up to the 220s but will start with the 200s.
Oh yeah and on the "hunter becomes hunted" my dad will have a .338 and guide will have a .375, just in case!!!!

YouTube - Shooting Rem 700 375 Rum

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:52 PM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

Dually noted on shot placement over cartridge, speed, or power. I do understand the concept, and can add that probably more bears have been killed in AK with a .30-06 than any other cartidge.
Your recommendation on a .300 RUM is probably the more practical and cost effective choice.....however, as I stated in a couple other posts, commonality is not my favorite thing. I'm not rich by any means; but I'm fine with paying extra for something unique and different. Among other reasons, I found it amusing and gratifying when I told my dad about the .30-378, and he replied, "What the hell is that?"

That's a pretty cool video for sure. I think there is a place for bear spray; but that guy is pretty awesome flipping that rifle around. As long as he's doing it safely, it looks like a pretty cool skill to master.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

What the heck is this guy trying to prove???
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try --
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:03 PM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

Originally Posted by britz View Post
What the heck is this guy trying to prove???
I dont necessarily think he was trying to prove anything except you would be better off having a gun that you can use, control and kill quickly, rather than use, spray, hope for the best or die quickly.

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