Help me choose?!?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by greenecj, Dec 7, 2019.

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  1. greenecj

    greenecj Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    Ok, I'm semi new to this long range hunting but I must say its pretty addicting.
    I have shot a sendero 300 rum for that past few years and have killed out to 700.
    I'm looking to build a custom rifle for next season, so if u had to choose between a 300 rum or 338 rum or 338 edge to shoot 1200 yards on deer sized game (maybe elk eventually) what would you choose? And why?
    If I do the 300 rum I'm stopping the sendero down to the action and starting over. The 338 I'll start new. Either is fine with me

    Thanks in advance
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    The .300 Rum will do everything on your list just fine particularly with a fast twist barrel and throated for the 215-240gr bullets.

    Check around but a 1:9 or 1:8.5 would probably be ideal.
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    "My" personal preference in order ...

    1. .338 EDGE
    2. .338 RUM
    3. .300 RUM

    Why? Because elk is in the mix at 1200 yards. Loaded it with 250/300 grain Bergers and you're golden.
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