Originally Posted by bullelk
Thanks all...I'll pay my dues and see where I get. The rifle and scope are both "new" set up a couple years back but never fired through a private party at a fair $1500. I'll buy it and see where I get as it sounds like a good place to start and is one sweet looking rifle, and reading more of your posts the Zeiss scope with target turrets, mildots and leupold mounts are great. If I need anything more at a later date....thats what gun safes are for!! Im real cozy with my Enfield .06 out to 300 at targets (longest local range) so this sounds like a great next step-but I do hate to leave that 100 year old war horse at home-she's killed me many a critter years on back. Check out shermancreek outfitters and see what my neighbor is killing on his place-I just dont have it in me to bait them every day for a bow shot like they do-to each his own, but you'll know why I'm doing this! In the meantime I will keep my eyes out for a Sendero II- sounds like a great rig and a gun I can work up to for the really long pokes. I appreciate the advice on 600+ shots-I'll find a place and do my time.
Any thoughts on having a gunsmith fine tune this rifle, or should I save the $ and put it towards another rifle when I'm ready. Also a grain preference on the mentioned bullets-I dont load so I'll go with the best factory bullet available-I'm thinking 160??
I have a Sendero in 300, hard to go wrong. 683 yard elk this year.
Good bullets would be 200 Accubond or 210 Berger VLD. I used the 200 Accubond with great success. You will get debate on whether Sierra MatchKings are good hunting bullets, I have never tried one but the Accubond is hard to debate it's simply a well-built bullet with good BC.
160s are too light for long range work. Go heavy in the caliber, ie 200 or 210gr.