300 WM, 300 WBY Mag or 300 RUM?

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  1. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    If You guys had to choose only one of these, which would you choose for long range hunting? This will be used on Whitetails in Pa. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Iam a big fan of the .300RUM and the .300WM.

    I would probably take the RUM in a close one. No belt!!

    Define what you mean by "long range" too..sakofan..
     

  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

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    on pa whitetail, all 3 are going to give you close to the same results. the wby will have a little more ass than the wm, and the rum a little more than the wby. a 200gr bullet is going to wreak havoc on a deer regardless of whether its doing 2700 or 3100fps.

    -brian
     
  4. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    Sakofan, I will be shooting up to 1200 yards. thanks.
     
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    rum would get my vote.
     
  6. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    How is the brass selection for the RUM?
     
  7. Mark_in_utah

    Mark_in_utah Well-Known Member

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    So far as far as I know only Remington is making brass for the RUM. It's good brass.

    Mark in Utah
     
  8. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    How is the Kick in the RUM. Is it going to knock me off my seat.
     
  9. STL_Shooter

    STL_Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Surely no one named Samson is worried about the kick from a little ole rifle! [​IMG]

    Seriously, though. These calibers do recoil significantly in rifles that weigh little enough to be carried. That's why I shoot an 18 pounder with a good brake.

    I watched a new friend of mine blast away with a 30-378 in a rifle that couldn't have weighed 9 pounds total. It was absolutely hilarious - his hat was falling off and his eyeglasses knocked sideways on every shot...
     
  10. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Like smittyj, I had the Sendero .300RUM, and a Sako 75 .300WM.

    I think the Winnie kicks harder.
    I put a muzzle brake and a trigger job on it,(Sendero), and enjoyed it enormously!!

    1200yds??...OH YEAH!! Great caliber. But, so are the other 2..sakofan.
     
  11. smitty

    smitty New Member

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    I recently purchased a Remington Sendero in the 300 Ultra Mag. I love it! After sighting it in I shot three rounds, 150 grn factory ammo, at 300 yards and the end result was a ragged hole. Very nice rifle. Im in the process of getting a newstock (McMillian)and a new trigger (Jewell<--sp). This rifle will become an excellent long ranger for sure!
     
  12. Mark_in_utah

    Mark_in_utah Well-Known Member

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    On the .300 RUM plan on the recoil being double that of a 7mm Rem Mag. A brake will get it back down to 7 mag levels.

    For consideration, the recoil of the .300 RUM is roughly the same as the recoil of the .338 RUM. The .338 has higher BC bullets, better wind-bucking, and much greater terminal performance. Food for thought. Don't want to confuse the issue though... :)

    Mark in Utah
     
  13. samson

    samson Well-Known Member

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    Mark-In Utah,
    How is the accuracy in the 338. Is the brass selection any better?
     
  14. smitty

    smitty New Member

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    I shoot the 150gr outta my 300 rum. I'd say the kick is about the same as my 7mm STW. Maybe just a hair less.