Re: Help with long range rifle purchase
If you want a less expensive 300 Win Mag, try a Sendero out of the box. Some shoot great, some are total duds. Another option is the Rem 700P in 300 Rem Ultra Mag which outperforms the 300 Win Mag and has ammo available in most sporting goods stores which would otherwise carry WinMag in case you ended up somewhere with the ammo lost. If it is a dud, send it to Kirby Allen, Shawn Carlock, Chris Matthews, or Rick Freudenberg. They can true the action, tune the trigger, and put on a new barrel. The whole thing would probably run about $2000 - $2250 including the price of the rifle in the first place.
The Allen Mags are absolutely firebreathing hammers and are defining the boundaries of performance, but you need to have some real handloading experience before jumping into the Indy Car level of performance. If you have it and want to push the limit, go for it. They are top of the heap of the heap of wildcats.