- Sep 30, 2021
I do love ADG brass. I’m not sure the Ultra 7 would survive the RUM.
We have MANY customers running the RUM on ultra 7's.I do love ADG brass. I’m not sure the Ultra 7 would survive the RUM.
I am not sure how heavy your rifle will be, but weight is your friend regarding felt recoil. I am not sure how effective your chosen muzzle device is in mitigating felt recoil and muzzle rise, but they are not created equal. Lapua and Peterson's brass is a plus too.Thanks, FEENIX. I’ve never shot either of these cartridges. Performance wise I would have no doubt, but is the punishment factor with regard to recoil material? I’m really not recoil sensitive, but I do like to enjoy spending time at the range and spotting hits.
This would open up more opportunities, including non-magnum cartridges, i.e., .30 Gibbs. Mine propels the 190 Berger VLDs at 2506 FPS out of 24" using powders I already have open (not ideal) with more room to spare - https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/30-gibbs-is-finally-ready.242088/ .If you can live with -100/150 fps, Ryan Pierce's latest 300 WSM would be a close fit.
Kinda like you, I also “love” the 300 WM. Bought a Buarga HMR-PRO in the 300 WM. Probably the most accurate Factory rifle I ever have had! This is a small bore target reduced for 50’! Shot at 100 yards! Was still breaking in, under 100 rounds down range! Only better Now!😂😂👍If it was my build I would be looking really hard at 300WM, you won't find loaded ammo close to that speed but you can find factory ammo for it easily. Handloading a properly throated 300WM to that level is easy in a 26" barrel, need a 3.600" mag box too, no experience with a barrel less than 24" though and 3000 was relatively simple with 212/215's. Brass, great brass, is available and relatively inexpensive. Getting a 300WM to shoot well is as easy as anything I've tried. I am pretty sure I would go this route personally, I have lots of brass, and everything else I need, and I am a fan of 300WM for sure.
I like the Nosler cartridge in the 28 and 30 and 33, Nosler brass though I do not like at all. Good 28 brass is relatively available and a 30-28N is a really solid choice. PRC has good brass available though it seems still hard to get, Hornady brass is as bad and maybe worse than Nosler. Factory ammo seems to be becoming available. Feenix suggestion of the 300NMI is a great one, easy button too if you call Ryan at Piercision, he seems to have that chambering dialed as a system. Handload only but that doesn't bother me.
Spot on! 30-378 and the 300 Weatherby are two other options.300 RUM.
I appreciate the feedback input. I would prefer a WSM to the WM. I’m probably going to back away from the NMI and the LMI since I want to keep this rifle light (9 - 9.5# ready to hunt). I’m not a speed freak so +/- 100 fps is not a deal killer. I just need to weigh the pros and cons between the WSM and the 30Nosler and I may have a decision.