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Old 11-07-2005, 07:50 AM   #11
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Default RE: 300.wsm vs. 300 rem ultra mag.

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300 wetherby.
why in the would would he want a weatherby?

I have had them all. The RUM is more powerful by a good lot. I was kicking 180gr bullets out at 3350fps. I hate the freebore and belt of the weatherby. And more expensive to reload.And much more expensive for factory ammo.But, but, you can get top quality brass for the weatherby. Which isa plus.

But honestly, I have had it with the RUM and weatherby. I burned out one barrel completely under 1000 rounds. And the last one was a custom had heat cracks within 500 rounds. I loved the power of the round.

So for me, I only go with the win mag or WSM. Take your pick. I am a Short action guy, so I go with the WSM.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:51 AM   #12
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300 RUM has alot more recoil than a WSM and not that big of an advantage.
How do ya figure? Is this what you have found wth your WSM and RUM's?
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:19 AM   #13
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Default RE: 300.wsm vs. 300 rem ultra mag.

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300 wetherby.
The 300ultramag provide superior ballistics without the weatherby freebore.



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300 RUM has alot more recoil than a WSM and not that big of an advantage.
Just how much experience do you actually have with these cartridges?



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Old 11-07-2005, 10:34 AM   #14
 
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Default RE: 300.wsm vs. 300 rem ultra mag.

The RUM is excellent. A friend last week bagged a nice elk here with his at 477 yards (measured on a laser rangefinder).
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:35 PM   #15
 
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Default RE: 300.wsm vs. 300 rem ultra mag.

300 wsm, i just wouldnt want to put up with that ten extra ft pounds of recoil.

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Old 11-07-2005, 08:46 PM   #16
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Default RE: 300.wsm vs. 300 rem ultra mag.

Now that the dinosaurs are all gone, I will stick to the 308 for a 30 caliber.. If I needed a Magnu it would be the 300 Win Mag or 300 WSM.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:01 PM   #17
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James, James James, how many times do you need to be told, it ain't about need. Nobody needs a rifle for hunting. In fact your 308 is overkill compared to a bow. Thats all we need, but it is sure fun getting payback for them critters staying out of range during bow season.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:21 PM   #18
 
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Default RE: 300.wsm vs. 300 rem ultra mag.

Chuckhawks is where I found most of my info about 300 RUM and WSM. Wsm is alot more popular around where I live and ammo is much cheaper. I don't think the ballistic advantages of the RUM over the WSM is enough to put up with the high shell cost and high recoil.
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Old 11-08-2005, 03:07 PM   #19
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Well, it depends. Number one, I would never use a 300WSM or 300RUM on deer. But when reading all these internet pages, people tints thier articles on thier rurthers. For instance, at 500 yards with a 300RUM you would have the same energy and velocity as a 300WSM at 350. Now thats a big statment. Now, as a person who has shot at moose that far, yea it matters. Its a big heavy boned animal that can be tough.

I agree the WSM is the way to go for most hunters, but I base that off of actually having both.
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Old 11-08-2005, 03:38 PM   #20
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It should also be mentioned that the 300wsm is loaded quite hot from the factory,while the factory 300ultramag loads are very mild.When you use handloads,the gap widens significantly.
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