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300 RUM on Brownies?

I am taking my rem 700 bdl ss in 300 rum out bear hunting this spring for some brown bear in SW Alaska. I was wondering if anyone has experience bear hunting with this cartridge? I use 200 grain Barnes TSX's doing 3200 fps. (Are there better loads?) I was going to take the 350 Rem Mag, but don't have a scope on it (limited range capabilities). It's the back up shooting 250 grain Barnes at 2500 fps. Any info or suggestions would be great.

Thanks Reuben

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300 RUM on Brownies?

Reuben, if your going to chase after the big bears in the woods, your better suited to get yourself a .375H&H and by doing so, you will have a much better stopping rifle in your hands should you be in the alders etc. Now that is a real big bear caliber with those 300 grain bullets.

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300 RUM on Brownies?

I'd love a 375 H&H but don't have one or plan on getting one soon. Hopefully in the future. But I was wondering if this setup will work. If not I'll have to put a scope on the 350 rem mag. Although I do love the fast acting iron sights on the guide gun. Also the bears will be on river banks, the open flats, and mountains.

Reuben

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300 RUM on Brownies?

Caution -- brown bear hunting can be hazardous to your health.

.375 H&H has earned wide acceptance as an outstanding brown bear cartridge. Loaded with a 300-grain round nose and propelled at 2500 fps, the .375 H&H develops over 4100 ft. lbs. of muzzle energy. That's two tons of killing power at very close range and more than enough to knock that towering 12-foot brownie flat on his back at ten yards.

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300 RUM on Brownies?

The 300 RUM will work great for brown bear. The 200 gr. triple shock is a great choice and should knock them hard. You have as much and more power pushing that bullet as a 375 H&H has. A factory loaded 180 gr. RUM has a muzzle vel. of 3250 FPS and an energy over 4200 lbs. It can also do the job.

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300 RUM on Brownies?

sure will i agree.

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300 rum

i will be alaska sept. 2005 using a 30-378 weatherby mag 180 grain barnes x, pushing 3450 ft/sec, 4750 ft/lbs at muzzle, i'm confident the big bear will go down with both our calibers.

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300 RUM on Brownies?

Im confident with you and your choice if you are good luck man have a good hunt.

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Re: 300 rum
ronrimjam wrote:
i will be alaska sept. 2005 using a 30-378 weatherby mag 180 grain barnes x, pushing 3450 ft/sec, 4750 ft/lbs at muzzle, i'm confident the big bear will go down with both our calibers.
on sept. 26 2005 i shot a mountain grizzly that squared at 8 ft 2 inches, 800 lbs.
shot with 180 grain barnes X 30-378 weatheryby mag, one shot, double lung, at 250 yds. bear ran 150 yds then laid down to die. shot at lake beverly, 70 miles north of dillingham, ak.
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Re: 300 rum
ronrimjam wrote:
ronrimjam wrote:
i will be alaska sept. 2005 using a 30-378 weatherby mag 180 grain barnes x, pushing 3450 ft/sec, 4750 ft/lbs at muzzle, i'm confident the big bear will go down with both our calibers.
on sept. 26 2005 i shot a mountain grizzly that squared at 8 ft 2 inches, 800 lbs.
shot with 180 grain barnes X 30-378 weatheryby mag, one shot, double lung, at 250 yds. bear ran 150 yds then laid down to die. shot at lake beverly, 70 miles north of dillingham, ak.
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300 RUM on Brownies?

Considering that the minimum recommended cartridge for brown bear is the .30-06 Springfield with a premium bonded 180 grain or heavier bullet, gee I'd say that any .30 caliber magnum with a 200 grain premium bullet would work just fine as long as you do your part, don't ya think?

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