300 win mag or 300 RUM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cb4128, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. cb4128

    cb4128 Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to get into hunting 1,000 + yards and have shot animals at 800 yards but am wanting to get a 300 caliber rifle to shoot 1,000+. Really like the senderos but wanted to see what people though of the original sendero in 300 win mag or the newer sendero sfII in 300 RUM. I've read a bunch about how accurate the older senderos were out of the box but haven't seen much on the Ultra Magnum. I would put a brake on both.
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    my friends and i have both; some of the sf1 and some have the sfII . some have the rum , some the 300 wm . all shoot real good. i do not care for the rum it is too much of a good thing.
     
  3. 318lll9740

    318lll9740 Well-Known Member

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    300 Rum!

    93 grains + 208 amax can be used as a great long range round.
     
  4. TurboPachyderm

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    I just picked up my Sendero SF II today in 300 WM. I chose the 300 WM for the selection of ammo available as well as it's ability to shoot 1000+ without worry. I was able to get mine brand new for $1180 shipped so I snagged it as fast as I could pull out the credit card. Absolutely worth it.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you truly need the RUM, then I'd go for the .300 WinMag.
     
  6. geo4061

    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    Too much of a good thing. Never. The only advantage the win mag has is ammo availability. If you do not reload the win mag is your choice. If you do the 230 Bergers are hard to beat and the Rum is your choice. That is if you have the patience to chase components.
     
  7. BEEMAN

    BEEMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have both and for what I do I'd take the 300 WM. I don't think there is really any advantage to the RUM out to 1000 yds. Buy as stated if you really need to stretch it out, then a 30" barrel RUM with 230 Bergers would be the way to go.