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Trying to find out what I can about a 700 in 300 RUM. I've been playing with the idea of buying one. What I'm wondering about
is recoil and barrel life, and of course accuracy. I would reload for it so ammo cost is not that big of a deal and could help extend the life of the barrel somewhat I guess. I have shot a 338 Lapua Magnum quite a bit, not something I would want to do all day, but it's recoil is managable. I have nothing in my part of Oklahoma to hunt with it but I do have a pretty good long range place to shoot. Maybe it's just some weird desire to try and master a bad ass round that I have no real good reason for owning, who knows? If any of you guys have experience, good or bad, with one I would like to hear from you.
 

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Thanks, will check it out.
 

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Well with my research complete, or as much as I care to do, I've decided against the 300 RUM. Barrel life seems to be in the 2000 round range at the outside with full loads. You can down load it or buy reduced load ammo which reduces the recoil but then what's the point of having horse power that you don't use. It's supposed to be very accurate but the recoil is substantial from the bench which is where mine would spend it's time since there is nothing in Oklahoma to hunt with it. Working up a good load combination could prove a painful experience. If I want a bruised shoulder I could trade punches with a body builder friend of mine and get the same effect. If that don't work I still have access to the un muzzle break equipped 338 Lapua Mag that I spoke of in my original post. Let me tell ya that's a mans rifle in the from the bench recoil department. A muzzle break is supposed to reduce the 300 RUMs recoil considerably but increases the muzzle blast to unhealthy levels as far as hearing loss is concerned. Not that I would ever shoot it without ear protection but I do stupid things at times and from what I understand one time can do significant damage to your ears. All in all it is an impressive round but I don't think I am going to buy one. I'm thinking more now along the lines of a heavy barrel 700 in 300 Win Mag, still pretty good recoil but it's at least not going to kick my ass and I will have a gun that someone may want to buy should I ever decide to sell it. Or,,,,,, I could spend that money and finish up all my other unfinished gun projects like the two AR 15 lowers that have been in my safe now for the past year. Thanks to BK for the Nosler link, it was very helpful.
 

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I've pretty much got rid of my stiff kicking guns. My favorite caliber now days is the 6BR. It's super accurate and really cheap to shoot. I plan on using it for deer this year.

 

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jerrschmitt said:
I've pretty much got rid of my stiff kicking guns. My favorite caliber now days is the 6BR. It's super accurate and really cheap to shoot. I plan on using it for deer this year.


I here a lot of good things about the 6BR and especially since my BR shooters shoot 6mm, I'm sure it's a good round!!
 
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