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.300 Sendero Set-Up??

 
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:29 PM
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.300 Sendero Set-Up??

Well I am the proud owner of a Remington Sendero thanks to my wife and her family (Birthday gift). Yeah I have it good! It is chambered in the 300 Winchester, and it is a older model. It does not have the swelled piston grip like the SF II's. I have Weaver style two piece bases and rings. I need to get a good scope on it soon as possible as I have a elk hunt to go on in less than a month. I am thinking about a Nikon Buckmaster. I am unsure as to what power to get. I know they make something like 4-14 and a 6-18 power. I do alot of deer hunting here in ND where there is good potential for long shots so I want to get the right power scope. I know I like the Nikoplex crosshairs and I want to one day get this thing set up so I can range a shot, dial it in with the windage and elevation knobs and be able to hold dead on. I would like to one day be able to shoot 800 yards. Is there any other makes or models of scopes in the $300 price range that I should look at? What about a good range finder? I need something to get me started but for now I don't want to spend $1000's for a range finder. As far as ammo what should I look for? I am thinking at the lightest 180's and I will probably shoot 200's. What factory ammo will give the best accuracy? So many questions.......Thanks.








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Old 10-02-2007, 11:48 PM
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sounds like an awesome present to me!!!

I've had a buckmaster scope, for the price it was pretty good. However i have heard many good things about the bushnell 3200 and 4200. check out the article by Ian M. on good 'cheap' scopes.

personally for the power i would go with something in the 4-14 range because i believe that 6x is just a bit too much for the 'spook a deer at 35yards and shoot' situation.

I'm sure some more people will chime in and you'll get some good advice, good luck!
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:40 AM
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Good to see another long rang shooter from ND!!

I will second what justgoharder said about the elite 3200 being a very good scope for the money. If this was strickly a sit and shoot gun you may take a look at the fixed 10 power super snipers.
As far as range finders I would highly recommend spending a little extra and getting the Leica 1200 to start with. You will not regret it in the long run.

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:59 PM
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Instead of going cheap on everything, why not build it the way you want it now. If you, someday, will want to shoot super long ranges then why not set it up with the equipment that will do you the best job at long range now, instead of going cheap now and buying everything that you want later. Just a thought. As far as rangefinders, the bushnell elite 1500 is the best for the money in that price range in my opinion.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:19 PM
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OK How Much?

So how much should I plan on spending on a good scope? What are some good ones to look at?
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:46 AM
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well the old saying goes you get what you pay for !!i have heard alot of good things about the 4200 i like the luepolds life time no question asked warrenty nikon has the same you might want to look at the super sniper scopes at
swfa.com its just another option to concider

JIM
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:06 AM
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I have always trusted and used leupold scopes. I too like their lifetime no questions asked guarentee. I like the VX3 long range with the target turrets.
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