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Unread 01-03-2009, 06:16 PM
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.300 win mag

I'm a bowhunter-brand new to this rifle hunting thing but have shot and can hold my own. So... I have a piece of property and can't get close with a bow, but am regularly frustrated seeing lots of really nice bucks and bear at 400-1200 yards with wide open shots, frustrated enough at the monsters I watched last year to buy a long rifle. I am looking at a Model 70 .300 Win mag super grade with a Zeiss conquest 4.5x14x50..I'd appreciate your thoughts on this gun and scope for this situation. Thanks in advance from the rookie.
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    Unread 01-04-2009, 03:57 AM
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    Re: .300 win mag

    That is a real decent setup! The caliber is great for long range especially with Berger or Serria match king bullets. Easy to get lots of factory loads for and if you reload the options are almost endless with the 300wm. If the supergrade is something you have offered to you at a good price and prefer it then go for it. I have found I like the durablity of stainless steel and fiberlgass stocks. But like with bows, there are lots of preferences and options. The set up you mentioned will be a great way to see if you like this long range stuff. My best advise it get quality equipment and practice and learn as much at possible before making pokes at critters.

    Good luck and happy shooting.
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    Unread 01-04-2009, 04:59 AM
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    Re: .300 win mag

    "Supergrade" means nothing in terms of accuracy. It does however make one fine looking rifle!

    The .300 Win mag is a great cartridge for longish range shooting/hunting. There are some excellent bullets avail for it.

    Seems like there's a fine scope on that rifle already.

    300, 400, 500 and even 600 yards may come pretty easy. 1200 yards, particularly if there's any wind to speak of is a different level altogether. Pay your dues, and you'll get there. It's more about the shooter than the rifle.

    Regards, Guy
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    Unread 01-04-2009, 11:46 AM
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    Re: .300 win mag

    Personally, I'd skip the super grade and go with a Sendero II. A better long range tool. 300win is great.
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    Unread 01-04-2009, 02:49 PM
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    Re: .300 win mag

    Im with GRIT on this one go with the SENDERO........ Unless your getting some sort of super deal.

    Winchester Is a good rifle but that model is not pourpose buit for longrange the caliber is spot on but it is not a rifle designed for long range shooting. If you are set on winchester check out there new rifle that is designed a long the same lines as the sendero.

    The scope sounds good but having no experince with that model I could not say. Does it have target turets?
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    Unread 01-04-2009, 03:03 PM
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    Re: .300 win mag

    +1 on the Sendero I shouldn't have sold mine. Best factory LR rig I ever had.
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    Unread 01-04-2009, 03:51 PM
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    Re: .300 win mag

    Go with the sendero its a great factory rig . The 300 win mag in this rifle will get the job done if you do your part. Good luck
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