I am shooting a 300 RUM right now (rem 700, 26" barrel, 10" twist, vortex viper 6.5-20) and recently discovered the 300 tomahawk on this website. Apparently it can push a 190 grain bullet 3600 fps, and it is designed to push 240 SMKs at 2900. I have just read about this so I have no idea on the true numbers behind it so that is why I am here. I am the kind of person that loves to have unique things, especially guns. I do not like having the same gun as everyone else so I thought that this would be a cool thing to do. The gun is basically a bare bones 700 sps stainless now. I have a couple questions on the subject though. 1. Is switching to the tomahawk worth it performance wise? 2. Cost wise? (Brass, dies, extra powder, etc) (As I am not in the spot to drop $800 plus into the gun right now) 3. Would I need a totally new barrel or can the one I have be machined to fit the tomahawk? 4. If it could be machined would 26" be too short anyways? 5. About what would this cost me? Also, this is my first post on this forum so any extra info on the cartridges would be awesome. My main focus is hunting. I love target shooting but to me pulling the trigger is only half the thrill. Basically my goal is to turn this gun into something that is not too heavy to pack around the mountains, and is capable of killing elk at 800-1000 yards. I know 800 yard shots take a lot of practice and skill, I am only talking about the guns potential in this thread though. If I decide to keep it as a 300 RUM what can I do to it to improve long range accuracy? Right now I love the way the 208 A-maxs and the 210 bergers shoot with the gun.