300win or 300rum

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by skitch, May 5, 2006.

  1. skitch

    skitch Member

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    I have a 300win 26 inch barrel thinking of pushing it to a 300rum is it worth doing with a 26 inch pipe thanks guys for your help
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    What are your wanting out of it? , its gonna be faster yess but it burning alot more powder.
    if your just looking for a little more speed with the heavier bullets then sure go for it. hell have the barrel set back say a 1/4" then rechamberd with a min spec reamer and your accuracy should increase also,if its done properly. remember all those Rem Sendero's have 26" barrels and look at what kind of velocits they get
     

  3. skitch

    skitch Member

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    I have a ruger no.1 in it shoots very well i want to shoot the 210 vld just wondered if it would get me that much more at 1000 yds thanks
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    not worth the hassle. wait till it needs rebarreled, then go for it if you want.
     
  5. Takman

    Takman Well-Known Member

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    I have both a 300WM and 300RUM. Both are accurate with the 300WM getting the nod. The WM comfortably pushes out 180 Nosler BT's and AB's at 3170fps while the 300RUM gets 3350fps. I shoot them both out to 1000 yds and the clicks are not that much different. The Rum burns 99 grs. of Retumbo while the WM burns 73 grs. of IMR 4350. Both were built by Bobby Hart on Rem actions and Hart 26" barrels. I am in the planning stages to build another 300( don't ask me why) on a Hart action and I am going to do a 300WM. These are all elk/mule deer rigs and I just like the balance of power versus powder usage and recoil with the 300WM. My two cents. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  6. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    You're wasting a perfectly good opportunity to buy a new gun with a 30" barrel!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. 300win

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    One bid disadvantage to the 300 rum is you have to use rem brass. The 300 win is made by both norma and lapua as well as many other high quality manufactures. If you are looking for true long accuracy I doubt you will find it shooting rem brass.But there has been alot of success with the 300 rum. You will have to burn alot more powder ( = recoil, muzzle blast) to gain a little more speed. I would rechamber with a min. spec reamer, use top quality brass and experiment with some 190 or heavier bullets and some slow burning powders and you will be suprised by the accuracy and velocity. Or better yet rebarrel to a 28" HB and use top quality components and you will have no regrets. Just one guys thoughts. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif <font color="black"> </font>