WTB: 300 RUM Rifle around 6lbs.

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  1. oeschampion

    oeschampion Well-Known Member

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    Looking for this to carrry on side hills for bear. I would like a 300 RUM or 338 RUM that weighs around 6lbs and is short.

    I've looked all over the web and the closest thing I can find is a Tikka 300 WSM... Would prefer to stay w/ the RUM since I have one setup for long range shooting right now... It's just TOO HEAVY to carry around :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    Melvin Forbes at New Ultralight arms is your choice to go to. Cost will be around $2800. He makes the lightest guns on the market and I do not know of anyone else who could make a 6 lb RUM


    I would think that the 325 WSM in Tikka would be a much better and more cost effective choice though for your stated purpose.

    BH
     

  3. Oliveralan

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    6lb RUM... Wow! I wonder, if you put the muzzle against one elk, and the buttstock against another, which one would drop first? :D
     
  4. oeschampion

    oeschampion Well-Known Member

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    haha! yes, obviously recoil isn't a concern. :) I've looked at the 325 WSM but it doesn't seem to have the energy of a RUM. Perhaps I'm looking for too much rifle for my needs?

    I'll be taking black bear in 50-250 yards most of the time, BUT some of the side hills are open where you can see across the valley so I would like to be able to take on at 600-700 yards if need be... Do you think a 300 WSM or 325 WSM would handle that?

    Here is what i calculated:

    300 WSM, 180gr accubond
    - 200 yds - 2588 fps, 2677 ft lbs energy
    - 600 yds - 1935 fps, 1496 ft lbs energy

    325 WSM, 200gr accubond
    - 200 yds - 2544 fps, 2874 ft lbs energy
    - 600 yds - 1824 fps, 1477 ft lbs energy

    300 RUM, 180gr accubond
    - 200 yds - 2931 fps, 3434 ft lbs energy
    - 600 yds - 2227 fps, 1982 ft lbs energy

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    thanks for the help!
    john
     
  5. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Just ran some numbers.

    300 WSM with 200gr AB should just about match your 180 from a RUM at 600yards, due to better BC.

    200gr AccuBond (.588 G1), 2930fps (RL17) 29.00 Hg pressure 80degree F
    200yards- 3091 ft/lbs
    600yards- 1953 ft/lbs

    300 WSM with the 200 AB and a good muzzle brake should make for an awesome rifle!
     
  6. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with a lightweight 300 wsm, it will more than do what you need. A short lightweight RUM really doesn't make any sense to me. 300 saum is a awesome round too. I went and shot mine yesterday and chronographed 165 accubonds at 3155 with RL17.Thats in a 22 inch barrel !
     
  7. pillbill

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    I have a christensen arms 338 wm that weighs 8.4 lbs. with a 6.5x20 scope attached.
     
  8. oeschampion

    oeschampion Well-Known Member

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    sounds good! thanks for all of the insight on the 300 WSM and other rifles. I'll do some number crunching. I suppose just working up the right load for the rifle is the key!

    Thanks much!
     
  9. Boman

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    Call Richie at htcustoms.com he built my .340wby an many like it under 6lbs.. Shot 1/2moa. Wonderful rifle.
     
  10. BlackKnight755

    BlackKnight755 Well-Known Member

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    WOW! 300 RUM weighing 6 lbs, I don't know who would get the worst end of the stick... the bear or the shooter! I know it would be a handful though!

    All joking aside, I would think that the 300 WM would be a better choice though. Good luck on your upcoming hunt, BK
     
  11. huntstat

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    Perhaps you should check out red hawk rifles out of CO. If you go to Gunbroker and type in "700 ti" in the search field I thing you will find some interesting rifles that are VERY light weight and also have targets to show how well they shoot.
     
  12. oeschampion

    oeschampion Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a ton everyone! I really appreciate the input!!!
     
  13. huntstat

    huntstat Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome. Good luck on the hunt for your rifle. I bought one of the red hawk rifles and it shoots in the 3's for under 1500 bucks. I noticed they had several 300 RUMs ready to go.
    All the Best,
    Jim in AR
     
  14. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    +1 the 300 wsm would do more than everthing your talking about