Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts

    300 Win Mag vs 300 RUM

    If I have a 300 Win Mag is there any reason for getting a 300 RUM? Would I gain enough over the Win Mag? I hunt mostly deer, but would like to use it for elk and moose if the opportunity presents itself.
    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    North Umpqua River, Oregon
    Posts
    2,335
    Thanks
    408
    Thanked 509 Times in 317 Posts
    Congratulations
    51
    Congratulated 57 Times in 8 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhntr71 View Post
    If I have a 300 Win Mag is there any reason for getting a 300 RUM? Would I gain enough over the Win Mag? I hunt mostly deer, but would like to use it for elk and moose if the opportunity presents itself.
    Thanks.
    I'll probably catch flak for this but I believe it is true. Probably more moose have been killed with a .270 or .30-06 than any other cartridge. My dad and I have killed 5 moose with .270's and only one took more than 3 steps. The last one was hit far back on a running shot, and was killed less than 100 yards away. I think an elk is a far tougher animal than a moose.

    You have PLENTY, PLENTY, PLENTY of gun to hunt elk and moose with. I personally hunt with a 300 WSM now for everything because I wanted something I would feel comfortable with shots to 500 yards. Your 300 Win Mag has nearly identical ballistics (if not better) than the 300 WSM.

    The reason I would potentially look at the 300 RUM is if I were putting together a long range rifle capable of doing the job at extreme ranges.

    There are far better gun guys on this forum than I am, but I would say out to 500 yards you have all you need for moose and elk.
    Last edited by Umpqua Hunter; 01-23-2014 at 11:14 AM.
    Grand Slam #1005 + 2: Dall (1986 Yukon), Fannin/Stone (1987 Yukon), Bighorn (1988 Colorado Unit S-26), Stone (1995 British Columbia), Desert (2001 Nevada Unit 161), Bighorn (2009 Wyoming Unit 5)

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Central Valley California
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Umpqua nailed it exactly!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    5,212
    Thanks
    1,279
    Thanked 663 Times in 570 Posts
    Congratulations
    198
    Congratulated 24 Times in 11 Posts
    Umpqua, I couldnt agree more! The 300 RUM has a little better ballistics but you have to be shooting a looooooong ways for it to make much difference and it also comes with more recoil. If your happy with the 300 Win I would stick with it. If you are looking to get another gun I would look more toward the 300WSM or 325WSM because you can get them in lighter short action guns. If you really want a 300 RUM go for it! They are a good caliber.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    2,636
    Thanks
    186
    Thanked 446 Times in 333 Posts
    Congratulations
    23
    Congratulated 8 Times in 6 Posts
    Agree! My son has a .300 RUM that we reload for and the ballistics are only slightly better than my .300 Wby Mag.....and it takes 10 more grains of powder to get there. I personally don't think that using 10 grs more powder to gain 90 fps makes sense. It remains to be seen how his barrel life goes too.

    Stick with your .300 Win Mag. If you don't reload, you should to get the most efficiency out of it.
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    567
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 88 Times in 70 Posts
    Congratulations
    1
    Congratulated 37 Times in 2 Posts
    I shoot a .300 Win Mag and hand load. I get great accuracy and long range effectiveness out of my rifle. I agree with others that you are gaining a little for a lot of money. Also if you ever do need a box of ammo in a pinch the .300 win mag is much more plentiful then .300 RUM. I would stick with what you have. You can kill anything in North America with a .300 win mag. UH is right, before my brother and I bought .300 win mags we shot elk and muleys with a .270 and 30.06. Good shot placement is more important then ultra mag power IMO.
    Last edited by In God We Trust; 01-23-2014 at 01:01 PM.
    A bad day in the woods is better than a good day at work.
    Shoot the best, Shoot PSE!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sasakwa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    765
    Thanks
    90
    Thanked 115 Times in 97 Posts
    Congratulations
    10
    Congratulated 13 Times in 3 Posts
    Stick with the 300 Win Mag
    "Only two people have died for You and I, The American Soldier died for Our Freedom & Jesus Christ Died for Our Souls!" I thank GOD for them! GOD BLESS AMERICA!



    NRA Life Member

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Posts
    1,736
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 232 Times in 175 Posts
    Congratulations
    45
    Congratulated 30 Times in 3 Posts
    Only plus side to the RUM is the ability to push the longer, higher BC bullets out of the tube a little faster. I have a cpl, several 300wm(s) and a boat anchor of a wsm that I've decided is about useless. I really don't see much difference between the 3 or had an animal tell any difference.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    149
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 21 Times in 18 Posts
    Congratulations
    13
    Congratulated 16 Times in 2 Posts
    Deerhntr71,

    I don't a .300 Mag, but if I were to buy one it would be a .300 Win Mag.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    537
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 68 Times in 58 Posts
    Congratulations
    135
    Congratulated 9 Times in 3 Posts
    When I was a youth I talked myself into buying a .338wm to use instead of my .300wm. It was a mistake. I haven't shot that .338 in probably 10 years.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •