Originally Posted by stx
I plan on buying a Remington Sendero and I'd like to get some feedback on 264 Win Mag vs. 300 Win Mag for extreme long range hunting. I currently own a couple of 264s and have owned a 300 Win Mag in the past and like both calibers. The 264 is probably my all time favorite......being in the hunting business in South Texas for over 25 years, this has always been my go to rifle and the one that I carry when guiding. However, I'm just now getting into extreme long range shooting....up until now 500-600 yds has been my max range.....and I'd like to hear some opinions on these two calibers at ranges beyond these. I've looked up the BCs for both with several bullet makers and know in theory how they should compare, but I'd like to hear from those of you who have actually used them at those ranges. Also, what bullets have been the most effective.....clean kills are still top priority! We do a lot of doe management and hog eradication on my ranches and I plan to use this rifle for this purpose. Thanks in Advance for your help!
For what you have been using it for the 264 was a good choice. I always used the ,284s
because of the bullet selection.
But if your serious about loooong range then I would recomend a 300 RUM or even a 338 RUM
in the sendero.
Either one will bump you out past a 1000+ yards.
It's not the trajactory so much as it is the wind bucking and the energy
I use both and can find no fault with either one at 800 + yards.
Both are a little big at normal distance for white tail deer (100 to 400 yards) but dead is dead
and I'm not sure if you can over kill any thing unless you use a grenade.
If you don't handel recoil well then install a break. the sendero is fairly heavy and recoil is
not unmanageable so the break is optional.
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