300 rum

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by cgsafaris, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. cgsafaris

    cgsafaris Member

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    how well will a 300rum do out to 1200/1500 yrds i'm looking in to building a rifle for a long range gun that i can learn with. i love my 300 rum BDL for hunting are should i be looking at something else

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  2. trader388

    trader388 Well-Known Member

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    .338 Lapua!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. DANTEC

    DANTEC Well-Known Member

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    if you compare caliber compare rifle , not really sure that a regular BDM can reach a deer at 1200/1500 yards BUT closely sure that a 30/32 inch match barrel 300 RUM can do the job

    if you compare a 300 RUM to a 338 LM compare factoty load or compare handloaded
    a 300 RUM 180 gr hunting soft point is not a 300 RUM 220 SMK or 240 SMK

    Good shooting

    DAN TEC
     
  4. Mysticplayer

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    A long barreled 300RUM launching 215 to 240gr MK or VLD bullets will easily hammer game at those ranges. My rig (35" barrel) gets the 240gr MK to 3075fps and at 1000m, it almost shoots through my steel gongs.

    This is not a portable gun at 35lbs. You also need the bench to have any semblance of accuracy at those ranges.

    If you decide to go 338, go with the 338 Mystic/Tomahawk or the Wolf. All of these are improved cases based on the RUM or Lapua. With the 300gr MK, you need all the case capacity and barrel length to get out to 1500yds. This would hit significantly harder then the 240gr 30cal.

    Jerry