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Thoughts and comments regarding these two calibers.  I had a .338wm that I just sold to a buddy and I'm looking to replace it with either of the two.  It will be used for a possible moose hunt and other animals of the like.  I know the 338wm would be just fine, but being a rifle crank I'm always looking for something new and different, Thanks.

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the rum is the ultimate, the wby from almost everything ive read is surprisingly well mannered. looking at my books though there isnt a lot of difference between the two on paper, brass and rifle costs may sway your choice some.


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On paper the Rum looks better, but not alot of rifle choices from Big Green.
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338-378Wby!!!! What a monster. A 250 gr. partition at 3060 and 5200 ft/lbs muzzle energy. Actually the .340 wby, or .338 rum are not far behind. Gotta throw the .338 Lapua in there just for good measure. I'm going to own a .338-378 wby some day, so I'm biased. I'm kind of into the Wby calibers too, so I'm biased again. Between the two you mentioned, I'd have a .340. But you know, Weatherby's are belted, have too much freebore, not accurate, yada, yada, yada.
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nosler #6 gives me this info on the two

.340wby                                                .338rum
180gr 3364fps max                            180gr  3544fps

200/210gr3223 fps                            200/210gr 3272fps

225gr 2976fps                                   225gr 3227fps

250gr 2829                                        250gr 2990fps

and yes the choices from rem are pretty slim, here is your m700xcr for a choice


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I'll probably buy used and got my eyes out for an Accumark.  I want alittle extra weight.

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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

I'll probably buy used and got my eyes out for an Accumark.  I want alittle extra weight.

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I've traded and sold away many of rifles, but never a weatherby. Just something about them that brings me joy.

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its the belted cases not the rifles.
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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=151222860  if you like new


http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=150881971 not an accumark but a cheap option.


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Thanks Hunter, my wife says the kids come first, can you believe the nerve of her.
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Here you go......another "cheap alternative"
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good thing its got a brake on it, at 7lbs it would blow your should off as well as the buffalo you just shot at.
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what??? what did ya say?

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Recommended items for 340 Weatherby............





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I've shot the .378 and even necked down to .338, it won't be user friendly.
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Not even considering anything off of .378 case. The .340 has plenty of powder for my taste, I also think that the accumark weighting aroung 9-1/2 -10 pounds scoped would ease recoil.

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A .340 Wby would be nice in an accumark. While mine is only a .300, it's a great rifle, and I'm pretty sure I'll die with it. I don't intend to let it go anytime soon. The RUM is nice too, and not belted, but if I was going to have one, I'd have to build it to get what I want.
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

338-378Wby!!!! What a monster. A 250 gr. partition at 3060 and 5200 ft/lbs muzzle energy. Actually the .340 wby, or .338 rum are not far behind. Gotta throw the .338 Lapua in there just for good measure. I'm going to own a .338-378 wby some day, so I'm biased. I'm kind of into the Wby calibers too, so I'm biased again. Between the two you mentioned, I'd have a .340. But you know, Weatherby's are belted, have too much freebore, not accurate, yada, yada, yada.
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You really need to work on that group a little there.  I think you could tighten it up just a bit...

Good shooting, trigger...
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WEATHERBY ..

I have a 300 RUM and she's a shooter , but I really am a Weatherby fan
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