Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
RustyJ, Sam59, sirinire, Mossy1971, Drodge5
62367 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 82641
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44230
BOBO the Clown 42509
BMD 40617
bill oxner 39848
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34516
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31354
facebook
Forum Stats
62367 Members
46 Forums
434967 Topics
5990795 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5633103 - 03/03/15 08:57 PM 300 Rum
slayer12 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 958
Loc: Whitney, Tx
What are y'all's opinions on the 300 RUM?
I have been looking at it but not sure how well they are.
Is the recoil as bad as some say it is? Worse than a 300 Win Mag?

Top
#5633114 - 03/03/15 09:04 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
the444shooter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 250
Loc: MT
Yes, it's worse. I've had several--got sick of knocking my fillings out and/or having to shoot w/ a brake. I realized all my shots were well within the capable range of a .308, 30/06, 270, etc, and sold them off.

That's my experience (I've owned 300RUMs, 338 Rum, 7.82 Warbird, 375H&H, 7 Rem mag, 300 Win mag)

300 RUM and the Warbird were the worst unbraked.

Top
#5633119 - 03/03/15 09:08 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 22461
Loc: Corsicana
Overkill for most everything. That's what I think.

Even if I were hunting brown bear I would go with a .338 or .375.


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (03/03/15 09:09 PM)
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.



Top
#5633123 - 03/03/15 09:10 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
JCB Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 23117
Loc: M.I.A.
300RUM has a very violent recoil. Its still my favorite of the 300's but trust me it will wake you up!

Top
#5633124 - 03/03/15 09:10 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
MEXICOHUNTER70 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 368
Loc: central TX
It's my favorite gun you pull the trigger and let the big dog eat and then hit the dirt ! That's it .

Top
#5633128 - 03/03/15 09:11 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
syncerus Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2389
Loc: Dallas, TX
If you are running the figures through a recoil calculator, you want to pay attention to the recoil velocity figure rather than the recoil energy figure. The recoil velocity is what makes recoil nasty.
_________________________
NRA Endowment & DSC Lifer

Top
#5633132 - 03/03/15 09:12 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 21317
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Let's back up. Why that cartridge? What is the job it is going to do for you?

It's a whole lots of powder behind (potentially) a very big ole bullet.

Chad loaded ammo for N.T.R.P.'s 300 Rum and we shot it in October weather to a mile. That's what it's capable of, if that gives you any indication of how much horse power it is delivering. It had a good brake, and was a [censored] cat for what it was chambered in, I highly doubt it would be much fun to shoot without the brake.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#5633136 - 03/03/15 09:14 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: syncerus]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 21317
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: syncerus
If you are running the figures through a recoil calculator, you want to pay attention to the recoil velocity figure rather than the recoil energy figure. The recoil velocity is what makes recoil nasty.


I buy that. Been punished more by a good day of dove hunting than a good day of shooting a short action rifle. Heck even a well built 50 BMG pushes on you more than pops you like a shotgun will. Powder burn rate, I deduce.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#5633162 - 03/03/15 09:30 PM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
HorizonFirearms Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 1644
Loc: College Station, Texas
Put a break on them and they are not bad. I am a fan if you are going to go 30 caliber you can really push the heavy bullets and deliver a pile of energy especially like it for in an elk or bear.
_________________________

www.HorizonFirearms.com

Top
#5633500 - 03/04/15 07:29 AM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
killen Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/12/09
Posts: 323
Loc: bowie tx
have one in a rem 700 love it NO BRAKE for me. recoil is not bad hunting. off the bench u will notice it

Top
#5633505 - 03/04/15 07:37 AM Re: 300 Rum [Re: FiremanJG]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44230
Loc: Kingwood
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: syncerus
If you are running the figures through a recoil calculator, you want to pay attention to the recoil velocity figure rather than the recoil energy figure. The recoil velocity is what makes recoil nasty.


I buy that. Been punished more by a good day of dove hunting than a good day of shooting a short action rifle. Heck even a well built 50 BMG pushes on you more than pops you like a shotgun will. Powder burn rate, I deduce.


That's where rifle/shotgun weight comes into the equation & its ability to accelerate and kick pad acts to decelerate.

I like the RUM, also like what Brad Stairs did to that case.

Top
#5633698 - 03/04/15 09:35 AM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 11309
Loc: Lewisville, TX
My main question is what can the 300 RUM do that the 300 Win Mag can't. You will gain about 150 fps over the 300 Win Mag with the RUM with most bullet weights. The RUM takes 95 to 100 grains of powder where the 300 Win Mag takes 73 to 78 grains of powder, and the RUM only gains about 150 fps over the 300 Win Mag. As far as efficiency goes, the RUM gets very bad gas mileage.

Second, getting a RUM to shoot well is a PITA. When a customer calls me with load development, the RUM is the only caliber I will not guarantee MOA accuracy with, especially with a bone stock factory rifle. It is very difficult to get it dialed in with most any bullets AND get the desired speed of the RUM. You can get them to shoot good at slightly slower speeds, but then it's not a RUM.

And I haven't even started talking about the added recoil and abuse of the round.

If you went 300 WM, ammo is much better with more bullet choices (if you don't reload). Also, the 300 RUM was 69 MOA to 1780 yards with a Hornady 225 BTHP, and the same bullet in my 300 WM was 77 MOA to 1780 yards. Sure the RUM is a little faster and flatter, but the 300WM can do anything the RUM can do without all the negatives of the RUM.

If I were to only pick one caliber I could shoot from now on, without hesitation it would be a 300 Win Mag. No critter or target is going to know the difference from 150 fps between the 2 rounds. My $.02.

_________________________

Custom and Precision Ammunition!!
www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#5633735 - 03/04/15 10:01 AM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
MacDaddy21 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 2114
Loc: CO
Chad is spot on.

Top
#5633764 - 03/04/15 10:18 AM Re: 300 Rum [Re: slayer12]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 26292
Originally Posted By: slayer12
What are y'all's opinions on the 300 RUM?
I have been looking at it but not sure how well they are.
Is the recoil as bad as some say it is? Worse than a 300 Win Mag?



How tall are you ? It really matters

Top
#5633805 - 03/04/15 10:45 AM Re: 300 Rum [Re: MacDaddy21]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 22461
Loc: Corsicana
Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
Chad is spot on.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.



Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide