Is the .338 RUM Dead?

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@Saul
You wouldn't be very rich mate, you might be able to get a burger and a small Starbucks coffee with how many times the Whelen is mentioned.
Bob
Unlike the far superior 9.3x62...with the mentions off that I am not sure whether it's a new Aston or lambo.....:E Shrug::E Lol:
 
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Unlike the far superior 9.3x62...with the mentions off that I am not sure whether it's a new Aston or lambo.....:E Shrug::E Lol:
@spike.t,
Mate someone has to brag about the 9.3x62. The Whelen on the other hand doesn't need all the hype and bragging it just quietly gets the job done no fuss or bother.
Bob
 

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@spike.t,
Mate someone has to brag about the 9.3x62. The Whelen on the other hand doesn't need all the hype and bragging it just quietly gets the job done no fuss or bother.
Bob
Yeah....am sure it exists...but it's a mythical beast to me ..unlike the great 9.3x62.... :A Thumbs Up: ....never seen one and never heard of it till a certain @35bore started going on about it years ago....and still dont believe him either... :E Big Grin:
 

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Yeah....am sure it exists...but it's a mythical beast to me ..unlike the great 9.3x62.... :A Thumbs Up: ....never seen one and never heard of it till a certain @35bore started going on about it years ago....and still dont believe him either... :E Big Grin:
Goof... Knowing you, you researched the crap out of it. 9.3 x whatever, will always be better in your eyes. I don't hold it against you boss. Love ya for it. They're both great calibers.
 
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Yeah....am sure it exists...but it's a mythical beast to me ..unlike the great 9.3x62.... :A Thumbs Up: ....never seen one and never heard of it till a certain @35bore started going on about it years ago....and still dont believe him either... :E Big Grin:
@spike.t
I suppose you think the Whelen is like a unicorn. But a he'll of a lot of people must believe in the Whelen for it to still be alive and well.
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It seems there is a bit of a cult following for the .338’s. I know it has been considered a good choice for Alaska. As a dedicated African Hunter I can’t see a use for them. Why not just move up to the .375? As we all know it’s an all around, go to gun. From my experience the .375 kicks less.
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I can't honestly say whether the .338 RUM is going the way of the Dodo bird or not. What I can say is that my gunsmith is currently in the process of building me a .338 RUM as we speak. He is using an older Remington 700 magnum action which was chambered in 7 Rem Mag along with a 28" Krieger MTU contour barrel, Pacific Tool & Gauge bottom metal and a Bell & Carlson M40 tactical stock. It will be a single feed rifle set up to fire the Berger 250 grain Hybrid as fast as possible. Should be fun to shoot!
 
 

 

 

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