Re: 300 wsm on AR Platform
I've never owned a 300 RSAUM or WSM; have used a couple 270s, 7 mags, 338 mag, and four years back got a 30-378 Weatherby. When we moved out in the sticks along the Yukon, my style of hunting all changed. We hunt mostly off 4 wheelers & snowmachines; always get quick shots at game 100-200 yards off trails mostly right at tree line; so it's semi open. Ya get quick, a few second shots; if you have an AR & 10 round clip across your chest with a 2 point sling your success rate goes way up. Why I just luv ARs with acogs.
Bought a 6.8 and 338 fed last couple years and have killed bunch of caribou and last fall we got 3 moose with that AR-10 338 fed with 210 noslers; they all went right down. The 338 Fed is a 400 yard gun by my way of thinking just the same. So now I want to get an AR that will reach out to 800-900 yards, even if it has a 24 inch barrel so I don't even think about banging the 30-378 around on the 4 wheeler. Often I'll get back trails miles and end up above tree line glassing down canyons of willows for moose; and no joke long shots like you can't even imagine. I often see grizz feeding in blueberries that I can't get close as I'd like to, would like to have some type of 300 mag for them too. I wouldn't be putting an acog on this AR though, more traditional scope on my mind.
So don't mean to go on or get off track, but what are the pros & cons between a 300 RSAUM & 300 WSM shooting 168-180 grain bullets? I looked in a couple of my load books and they were talking 2900-3000 outta the barrel for both calibers. Why is the RSAUM is a far better pick? I got into reloading a couple years back, so I'll be loading everything myself.
I'm going to get one or the other with the income tax; I still can't believe the wifey ain't yacking about it either. She must have just given up after 26 years of marriage, ha.
Thanks again for the input and advice; greatly appreciated.