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Ruger compact magnums

Anybody seen these yet? I got a Hornady catalog yesterday and they are listing them. Aslo a DVD on them. 300 and 338. Both based on the 375 Ruger case shortened to work thru a short action and compare favorably with the 300 and 338 win mag's but in a 20" barrel.

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From everything ive heard they are the same as the winchester short mags but just different enough that they dont have to pay the royalties to the guy who came up with the concept.

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If I was going to buy a short magnum, the only one I would be comfortable in buying would be the 300WSM. The others are going to have a shaky lifespan in my opinion. The SAUM is all but dead now!

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I'm all for innovation, but I don't understand this at all. Oh well, I guess there are a lot of things I don't understand. I think it would be tough going against the 300 WSM at this point.

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well, from what i understand that ruger/hornaday didnt want to pay the royalties to the guy who came up with the short mag concept and from the guys ive talked to it ends up being about $15 per gun so they came out with their own round which will most likely sell worse than remingtons sm.

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I don't shoot magnums and I'm not going to get one but these might have a following with Ruger fans. Getting ammo might be the biggest problem. Seems that Hornady has gotten into some pretty good deals with ammo lately with the 17's, now a new 22mag v-max, leverloution, the new Marlin. It will be intresting to see tho. What I don't understand is why another 30 mag? I think the market is over filled now and the 300 Win is not going away.

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there is one thing to think about with all the new cartridges coming out.

If a company doesn't keep coming out with new products to sell, they eventually go out of business. Another way to look at it: innovate or die.
That doesn't mean everything has to be revolutionary, but different. Most consumers want to buy the latest and greatest. That is what makes our economy go around.

We all know the .30-06 will kill everything in the world. That doesn't mean i want the same thing as everyone else.

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30 06 will kill anything??? i have one and i was told that it would be way to small for grizzle bear. i have bought some remington coreloks in 220 grain. curious what i can hunt with that robert Think

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What would you like to kill with it Rob? If it shoots them accurately it would be deadly for darn near anything in North America at less then 200 yards.

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hi jim, the guy that posted b4 me said u can shoot anything with it?? i was just curious if that was true. i know that its a nice round i like it but not sure if u can shoot just anything with it. what do u think robert

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I'll stick with one of my .375's. I have a Ruger .375 African, and a custom .375 H & H, I picked up at a gun show. Both are a kick to shoot and damn accurate with .270 grain SP's. I think for most anything in N. America the .270 grain is all I would ever need. Just my $.02.
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