What would you do ??????

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by thumper1, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. thumper1

    thumper1 Member

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    Hey guys and Gals I have a que"s for you! I have a 375 Ruger African that a guy wants really bad and he's willing to trade me his rem 700 cdl 7mm rum for it. I was thinking about getting back into long range shooting/hunting again anyways what would you do ?????
     
  2. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Keep the 375! 7 Ultra is a powder waster for not much more speed. My opinion anyway
     

  3. crazyhorse

    crazyhorse Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with ultra, the rum and the stw burn ALOT of powder for a little gain over the standards. Some guys want the extra speed and are willing to trade the recoil and barrel life for it.
     
  4. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I would keep it as well. Just go and get another gun for long range!
     
  5. thumper1

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    Thanks guys very much appreciated
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    I'll offer the alternative view and say make the trade. While the 375 is a terrific caliber, a Ruger rifle is not a great platform to start with whereas a Rem700 is basically the standard on which most longrange rigs are built.

    As for the 700 being 7RUM, that's not a big deal. Go ahead and shoot it 'as is' for a while....until you decide to rebarrel and then you can choose any cartridge you want. And that really puts you back in the longrange game.
     
  7. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    if the CDL has a decent piece of walnut on it I would check the throat for errosion, even if theres only 50 rounds down the pipe, if its good i would do it. it is important to check the thre throat no matter what with the 7 RUM because 5 shots in rapid succession can fry the throat.

    I personally wouldnt shoot a 375 HH just because I like a little flatter trajectory, and would want something at least RUM size for that bullet dia. and i dont think the rugers can handle that case.
    The 7mm RUM probably isnt your best bet for something to shoot a bunch, but will be a great light wieght-long range hunting rifle, and will become a real performer when the 195's hit the market.
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    If the 7RUM is not already in need of a barrel, remember it is not far from it.

    Keep the 375 or trade it for something else.

    Jeff
     
  9. Big Pard

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    I have a Remington 700 LSS in 7mm Ultra Mag that I've had for years and probably shot 200-300 rounds and haven't noticed any decrease in accuracy. I have been careful to let the barrel cool properly between shots but it still shoots great and has accounted for 40+ deer...