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30 caliber options!

30 caliber options!
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:36:03 PM »
So, I kinda have a good problem.......but I need help.
I have all the rifle components for a build including a 30 cal. 1/9 twist carbon barrel.
I've been around the block so to speak and I know what's out there but am still having problems selecting a caliber.  Got it somewhat narrowed down to a 30 nosler, 300 rum or a 300 weatherby.  I already have several win mags and just want something different.  Primary use would be a longer range mountain rifle for deer and elk, come in between 9 and 10 pounds, be shooting the most highest accurate bullet it likes and maybe out to 1500 ish on rock chucks.  What say ye????

Randy
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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 04:17:55 PM »
I don't own a 30 Nosler, but own a 300 RUM and have loaded for my son's 300 Weatherby . The advantage of the 300 RUM over the 300 Bee is mostly in the 300 RUM's owner mind. If you plan on having this rifle for a long while and want brass and factory ammo,then the 300 Bee is the answer. The future of the 300 RUM seems gloomy and the 30 Nosler is still to be determined. The 300 Wea has been around for over 50 yrs and will still be around 50 yrs from now, and has good brass pricing.JMO

Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 04:45:01 PM »
That sounds like a very thought out answer from Canadian Reloader.
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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 04:58:02 PM »
Wouldn't the 30 Nosler be just about duplicating the 300 Weatherby ballistics? Since you've already got several win mags, and a nice 30 cal. carbon barrel in waiting, why not step up to a 30-378 for long range, it has good high BC and SD bullets you could go with. Just a suggestion. Be sure to have a good recoil pad + a slip-on maybe 😊 and hearing protection. (hearing protection during the hunt also) It be an expensive Rock Chuck round, but so would anything else. BTW, have you been out of the country? Your last post was in 2010. Good Luck Sir
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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 05:45:49 PM »
I agree with what's been said. I have three 300 Weatherbys and a 300 RUM, 300 SAUM, as well as 300 win. Been shooting them for a long time. The 30 Nosler is a solution to a nonexistent problem. It's a virtual duplicate of the 300 Weatherby. Yeah; shorter case, better efficiency, seat bullets out of the case farther in the same length action, blah, blah, blah. There's no magic.

The 300 RUM is a very good cartridge. It is right between 300 Weatherby and 30-378; closer to the 30-378 in performance. I really like the Weatherby. It does everything a 30 caliber needs to do and does it well. Brass is always available and it's not temperamental to load for. The 1/9 twist will be nice with bullets of 200 grains and heavier. Nothing you shoot with any of them will ever know the difference. Enjoy which ever you choose.




Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 06:33:14 PM »
Thanks guys.  I've been leaning towards bee and this helps.

Randy
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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 06:47:27 PM »
Came to the right place to be encouraged towards the WBY chambering!  ;D ;D
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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 03:33:12 PM »
I have a 300 wby and like it alot.

Am kind of looking at the 30-378...via Thompson Long Range shooting school. I don't need it, would mostly use it to punch paper and reload for fun, but I think going to the school with my wife and we both shoot a 1k yard target and get the rifle we did it with would be a great vacation.

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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 08:14:44 PM »
I have a 300 wby and like it alot.

Am kind of looking at the 30-378...via Thompson Long Range shooting school. I don't need it, would mostly use it to punch paper and reload for fun, but I think going to the school with my wife and we both shoot a 1k yard target and get the rifle we did it with would be a great vacation.

Sounds like a great one to me!
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Re: 30 caliber options!
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 08:11:50 AM »
you may consider the 340 wby!

high BC options....250, 265, 300...

and a 180/200gr from a 340 will smoke a 180/200 from a 300, and I think is right near what the 30-378 can do!