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#626284 - 02/21/08 05:52 PM OUCH
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filled my uni-flow all the way up with RL25 and got 21 loaded rounds for the RUM..72 rounds a pound..
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#626934 - 02/21/08 11:16 PM Re: OUCH [Re: mr.big]
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Gives new meaning to Burning a Little Powder don't it. LOL
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#627059 - 02/22/08 07:18 AM Re: OUCH [Re: Tiny]
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Light artillery takes a little more powder. It hits the pocket pretty bad when you're using right at 100 grains of powder per throw.
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#629101 - 02/23/08 04:26 PM Re: OUCH [Re: ]
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I see many getting WSM'itis these days while I'm getting small-bore'itis. It's more enjoyable for me to be able to see my shots than to come off of recoil.

I don't own any magnums as I see no need for them in TN. A .260 has the same ballistics as a .300 WM and will kill as far as you need it to. Not only is it costly to throw charges, the heavier bullets are also more expensive.

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#629134 - 02/23/08 05:09 PM Re: OUCH [Re: vonb]
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a 260 won`t get close to the 300RUM
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#629211 - 02/23/08 06:18 PM Re: OUCH [Re: mr.big]
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And you're shooting game far enough to need a 300RUM?. It's not needed in these parts.

A .260 may not be a 300RUM but I guarantee you it'll take deer as far as one can hold accurately.

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#629858 - 02/24/08 07:47 AM Re: OUCH [Re: vonb]
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these parts may not be the only place I ever hunt,,,I do 90% of my deer hunting in Tn with a bow,the rest mostly a 308,,if I need the horsepower to blow something up on out there I got it.
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#630593 - 02/24/08 07:01 PM Re: OUCH [Re: mr.big]
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I bought a 300 RUM for a specific use, long range shooting. Most of my deer hunting will be with a 7mm Mauser and a 223. If I plan on hunting past 300yds, I'm going with the big boy! I hunt alot of clear-cuts that offer shots up to 700-800yd, not saying I could be effective at that range but the shots are there.
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#632578 - 02/25/08 08:36 PM Re: OUCH [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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To say the least I have hunted with my 300RUM for bout 5 years or so now. I have only had to tack one deer, needless to say it was only about 30 yards.
I use mine for "HUMAN" part of hunting. \:D
Plus it was bigger than Bobby's riffle, my "big" brother.
he is still scared to shoot it, but he loadsem for me.
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#636425 - 02/27/08 07:14 PM Re: OUCH [Re: ]
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it does sound like it goes off for 3-4 seconds..
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