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Old 11-02-2009, 12:00 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Caliber for Rem. Sendero

I would look at the 300 just because the 264 win is such a notorious barrel burner.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:05 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Caliber for Rem. Sendero

If it's got to be between the 264WM and the 300WM, then I would go with the 300. The 300 will be able to launch a 200 gr bullet at about the same velocity as a 264 would be able to lauch a 140 gr bullet and the 200 gr bullet will have a higher BC... which means it will get farther down range, with more energy/momentum and buck wind better. I wouldn't normally recommend the 208 AMax, but for TX deer and hogs, I think it would be a great bullet with a high BC and low opening velocity, which means you'll have expansion farther down range.

My powder choices for either cartridge would be RL17, H1000, and Retumbo.

Mark
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:06 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Caliber for Rem. Sendero

You know you could always buy a Sendro in 300wm and have it reamed to a RUM very easily. It will cost an extra $140 to $200, but you will have the big gun then. Because you have the dies for the WM I would look at loading some 210 Bergers, SMK's, or the 208 Hornady A-Max with a healthy dose of H1000 or RL17, 22, or 25. Retumbo may even work but may not give the velocity you may desire. A good speed is 2900fps or better.

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P.S. RL17 will definitely give you your best velocity.
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Re: Best Long Range Caliber for Rem. Sendero

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You know you could always buy a Sendro in 300wm and have it reamed to a RUM very easily.
Tank, No need to ream the WM, Senderos come in 300 RUM. I think stx has the dies for the WM and that's why he's leaning to it. Wouldn't take too long to order some for the RUM though.

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Old 11-02-2009, 03:07 PM
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Tank, No need to ream the WM, Senderos come in 300 RUM. I think stx has the dies for the WM and that's why he's leaning to it. Wouldn't take too long to order some for the RUM though.

Chhers,

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That's true, I wasn't thinking. I am a Savage guy, and the RUM is not a common caliber in a savage, though it can be found. They offer it every once in a while. I figured he was leaning toward the WM due to having the dies. That is why I suggested the bullets of choice for what he is trying to achieve.

STX, I have a 300 WSM and shoot the heavy pills out of it. I can get plenty of snot out of my rifle to take the quarry you are inquiring about to 1000yrds.

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Old 11-03-2009, 02:24 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Caliber for Rem. Sendero

I was having this same debate. But I went with a Sendero in .300 RUM. I already have a 7mm RM and a .300 WM though.
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Re: Best Long Range Caliber for Rem. Sendero

my brother and my friends and i have a lot of senderos. get one in each or; if you get a muzzle break the 300wm. the 300 win with the 210 bergers, lapua brasss and re-22, wlrm. 9 inch groups at 1000 yards. the 300 win is one of the most forgiving cartiridges i have ever loaded for. ronninflag
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