300RUM build options

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Hey guys,

nothing I’m dying to do immediately - but I think I want to start looking into building a RUM to run 245s. Ive loosely considered the 30 nosler but I think brass availability on both fronts is gonna be a challenge no matter how you slice it... and if I’ve gotta have an issue finding brass, may as well get the big boy.

anyway, my question is of action preference. I know I could just grab a Remington action, but the thought of using a Howa or even a Bergara sounds nice - is using either of those a possibility? I know the RUM is a LONG cartridge, and running 245s it’s gonna need to be seated long to take advantage of powder capacity. I think I was reading somewhere about using a 4” wyatts.

I tried googling combinations of 300 rum bergara and howa but didn’t run across much.

thanks in advance
 
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Have you considered the Montana PH action or the CZ550 Safari action?
 
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If just a long range gun I would forget the box. Been shooting a edge in a rem 700 with a follower in it, so no concern over length and runs smooth. Have one with a single shot predator too that I use for hunting . That rum with 245”s sounds interesting. Might have to consider a switch barrel for the predator edge.
 
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I read your first statement as “noting that I’m dying immediately...” 🤣

I was like dang man! Get what ever action you want!!

I agree with the rem 700 LA. Do you have any tolerance for a custom? A defiance action is pretty sweet.
 
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I'm open to any suggestions - I believe a blueprinted 700 from PTG can be had cheaper than a true custom but like I said, I'm in no rush to complete this build... I'm just getting together a parts list for now, then I can start slowly checking off the boxes once everything has been decided.

I do want to hunt with the rifle, so I'd like it to end up somewhere between 9-10lbs unscoped. I figure that'll put it around 12lbs scoped up. Definitely not a sheep hunting rifle, but it'd be great for hunts where long shots are anticipated/possible. Probably not going to be gaining 3000 feet every day on a hunt like that. I also don't want it to be too light because... you know... 300RUM/245gr.

I was thinking

26" barrel(either sendero or light palma) 8 twist. Probably gonna keep it steel.
MBM or CA brake
AG Adjustable stock
TT primary
Wyatts 4" box
 
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I "only" run the 230s in my .300RUM. Wyatt's 3.825" extended box because I didn't want to mess with the ejection port like Wyatt's says. But the 245s might need the 4.0".

R700 LA RUM action
28" Rock Creek "Sendero" contour spiral fluted w. Badge Ordinance 3 port brake
PT&G .250" recoil lug
McMillan Adjustable Game Warden standard fill bedded
Wyatt's 3.825" extended box
R700 BDL bottom metal
Timney CE @ 10oz
Seekins 20MOA Picatinny rail
Seekins 34mm "low" .92" rings
Premier Heritage 5-25x56 Gen 2XR
Flatline Ops level

Shoots a 230 Berger Hyb @ 3113fps with a hot load. Absolutely HAMMERS elk.

Touching lands in my chamber
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.024" jump to fit mag box
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230 Hyb seated To fit: 4.0" Wyatt's, factory mag box, 3.825" Wyatt's
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I "only" run the 230s in my .300RUM. Wyatt's 3.825" extended box because I didn't want to mess with the ejection port like Wyatt's says. But the 245s might need the 4.0".

R700 LA RUM action
28" Rock Creek "Sendero" contour spiral fluted w. Badge Ordinance 3 port brake
PT&G .250" recoil lug
McMillan Adjustable Game Warden standard fill bedded
Wyatt's 3.825" extended box
R700 BDL bottom metal
Timney CE @ 10oz
Seekins 20MOA Picatinny rail
Seekins 34mm "low" .92" rings
Premier Heritage 5-25x56 Gen 2XR
Flatline Ops level

Shoots a 230 Berger Hyb @ 3113fps with a hot load. Absolutely HAMMERS elk.

Touching lands in my chamber
View attachment 179429

.024" jump to fit mag box
View attachment 179430
View attachment 179431

230 Hyb seated To fit: 4.0" Wyatt's, factory mag box, 3.825" Wyatt's
View attachment 179432

That sounds sexy even if it “only” runs the 230s 😂

Got a weight/picture of the rifle itself?

Seems like going the shorter route would be easier but I’m sure those 245s will eat up case capacity quickly.
 
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Hands down a Remington action unless you have lots of the $$$ . I'm running a single feed 338 Edge , 300 bergers , with a 30 " proof , Burris Xtr 5 x 25 x 50 , way to heavy of rings and I'm right at 10 .6 pounds .
Mcmillian stock also .

I just might put another 300 Rum together for the 245 bergers !
Here is the 338 Edge .

Rum man
20190928 203216
 
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That sounds sexy even if it “only” runs the 230s 😂

Got a weight/picture of the rifle itself?

Seems like going the shorter route would be easier but I’m sure those 245s will eat up case capacity quickly.

It has killed a lot of elk for friends and family. Quite a few coyotes during elk season too. And one mule deer. Too much for mulies…

15lbs 7oz scoped

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I "only" run the 230s in my .300RUM. Wyatt's 3.825" extended box because I didn't want to mess with the ejection port like Wyatt's says. But the 245s might need the 4.0".

R700 LA RUM action
28" Rock Creek "Sendero" contour spiral fluted w. Badge Ordinance 3 port brake
PT&G .250" recoil lug
McMillan Adjustable Game Warden standard fill bedded
Wyatt's 3.825" extended box
R700 BDL bottom metal
Timney CE @ 10oz
Seekins 20MOA Picatinny rail
Seekins 34mm "low" .92" rings
Premier Heritage 5-25x56 Gen 2XR
Flatline Ops level

Shoots a 230 Berger Hyb @ 3113fps with a hot load. Absolutely HAMMERS elk.

Touching lands in my chamber
View attachment 179429

.024" jump to fit mag box
View attachment 179430
View attachment 179431

230 Hyb seated To fit: 4.0" Wyatt's, factory mag box, 3.825" Wyatt's
View attachment 179432
What brass and powder are you using? I just picked up a RUM and am looking for a starting point for the 230s.
 
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Alternatively, just as an option - what do you guys think about the remage setup?

Just trying to weigh all my options. I shouldn’t have made this post - those nice rifles up there are really tempting my wallet!
 

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