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    300 RUM Recoil

    To the user's of the 300 rum. I have the opportunity to purchase a nice semi custom 300 Rum. It is fitted with a brake but I would rather swap that out for a mod. My question is, what's the recoil like? I know it's easy to give the macho answer but please answer honestly. I have had numerous 300 win mags and 7mm Rem mags but what is this beast like?

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    Its a pussycat with a magnum t8 tried a brake wasn't overly impressed try it without either and you are in for some serious recoil

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    I run mine with a wildcat 12 and its a pussycat to shoot , it's in a McMillan A5 and its heavy which obviously helps ! With the brake fitted recoil is low still but it's quite obtuse to fire ?

    I run a 208amax at 3250 FPS , max load (no point in having one to run it at 308 levels!)
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Cheers guys. May have to take a closer look by the looks of it

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    Can you get brass for it though ? Look into it before you buy then regret it
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    I shot a buddy's Remington before he traded it off. Three of us shot off two boxes of factory ammo. It was a singularly unpleasant rifle to shoot! (maybe I'm just getting old??) When we investigated reloading possibilities we found that using 180 grain bullets -the bullet of choice around here for elk- the 300 WM hit 95% of the RUM's speeds with significantly less powder. I don't remember the exact percentages but I think he said he'd get an extra group or two from every pound of fuel. It sounds like a petty reasoning but in reality, that's saying a lot when you're loading a case that eats a pound of powder before you get through the first box of bullets. He had a 300WM already so he traded the Rem/RUM in on a pair of 270's for he and his son.~Muir

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    Are you guys struggling to Find brass for the 300 rum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    I shot a buddy's Remington before he traded it off. Three of us shot off two boxes of factory ammo. It was a singularly unpleasant rifle to shoot!~Muir
    Don't you guys out there shoot naked rifles though Muir? Mine would have a large suppressor which would help negate a lot of the felt recoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPA 6MM BR View Post
    Are you guys struggling to Find brass for the 300 rum?
    Yep. A mate was going to get a 338 rum barrel for his Mauser, but after finding no 338 or 300 rum brass, he gave up on the idea, and bought a 338 lap mag instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPA 6MM BR View Post
    Don't you guys out there shoot naked rifles though Muir? Mine would have a large suppressor which would help negate a lot of the felt recoil.
    Sure. No suppressors/moderatrors. In the end, the recoil wasn't the issue. It was economics. It's just an expensive round to shoot deer and elk with. 30-06 and 300WM are still two if the most widely used deer and elk rounds and they are far more efficient than the RUM. With powder being as hard to get as it is, it didn't make sense to load something that used a pound of powder for +/- 70 rounds. I'm not 100% aware of the brass situation but I don't recall seeing any on the shelves of the stores I frequent so it is reasonable to assume that the UK might have less.~Muir

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