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Old 06-13-2009, 07:37 AM
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300RUM vs. 300WinMag

Hi,

what are the differences between 300RUM and 300WinMag?
Are there siginficant differences? What would you prefer for a Long Range Rifle?

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Old 06-13-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: 300RUM vs. 300WinMag

For a year now I have been trying to decide between these two calibers wanting the “best of both worlds” and have finally made the decision to have Nathan Dagley build me a Win 300. It just simply better fits the type of hunting I enjoy the most. With 200gr Accubond’s it’s a solid 800 yard elk carry rifle. One of the most deciding factors was that the Win 300 can be shot without a muzzle brake and that eliminates the need for hearing protection while hunting. I know the RUM can be used without a brake but I’m not that tough.

If I was wanting a 30 cal 12-13 lb long range rifle not to be packed a lot the 300 RUM would be my choice.

The RUM uses considerably more powder then the 300 Win and the barrel life is shorter.
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Re: 300RUM vs. 300WinMag

thanks, kcebcj!

and what about accuracy? what do you think? are there advantages for the 300 Win?

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Re: 300RUM vs. 300WinMag

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thanks, kcebcj!

and what about accuracy? what do you think? are there advantages for the 300 Win?

There are other people here much more qualified to talk about accuracy between the 300 Win Mag and the 300 RUM then me. Iím not a target shooter except when working on a load or when practicing so Iím happy with .75 moa out of any of my hunting rifles. Would like to shoot .5 moa with the new 300 Win Mag consistently. Donít know if I as a shooter can do that.

I think either caliber can be very accurate and it just comes down to reloading skills and the person pulling the trigger and his or her abilities as a shooter.
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Re: 300RUM vs. 300WinMag

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And what about accuracy? What do you think? Are there advantages for the 300 Win?
To the extent that reduced noise and recoil permit better form on the part of the shooter, I'd say that the 300 Win would have the edge.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:35 PM
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Re: 300RUM vs. 300WinMag

The 300 WinMag is a classic that will endure, and I liked mine a lot. Especially for a lighter rifle if using lighter bullets it really makes the most sense.

The advantage does become quite significant with heavier bullets in the RUM though. With Wilcat Bullets coming back, a heavier Berger possible in the future, etc, the future is looking even better for the RUM. If you plan on having a brake, or plan on the rifle being heavy, or simply can deal with recoil better than most I'd recommend the RUM. If none of those three are the case, I'd go Win.
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Re: 300RUM vs. 300WinMag

I had a 300 Win built primarily because that was the action that I had sitting around. I'm getting 3150 FPS out of mine with 200 NPTs and even had one load with 180 Nosler Protected Point Partitions go 3400 without exceeding book max loads. No pressure signs, no problems. A guy that works with me has a RUM that only barely exceeds my 200 gr loads and doesn't equal the 180s. Why would I burn almost 25 grains more powder (he actually runs 100.5 grains of Retumbo and wonders why there are plumger marks on his brass) to get near equal results? Just not logical.
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