Originally Posted by orion23
I know there is a lot of knowledge on this site so im hoping that someone can sway me one way or another.
First of all, im out west in Idaho and hunt it all from coues deer to moose. i recently sold a savage 300 ultramag and am now looking at something new. What i didnt like was the length of the barrel at 26 inches + a break but it did shoot sweet.
i am looking at a 300 weatherby sub MOA with a 24 inch barrel for 750.00 range or the sendero 300 ultra mag in the 1100-1200 range with a 26 inch barrel.
Can someone sway me one way or the other? besides the weight,price and barrel length. The weatherby wins in all categories there. price isnt that big of a deal but if they are equal, of course id like the extra coin.
Are there any pros and cons that are more in depth that a novice would overlook?
Thanks guys for any input in helping with the decision.
You leave out a very important part of the equaition which is, realistically what are the maximum ranges you are planning to shoot?
If it's sub 600yards then go with a 300wsm in something like the winchester coyote outback.
If 1,000yds is in fact reasonable for you then you need to stick with something like the Rum and the Sendero platform.
If you want to eek out every fps and have the best combination of precision, range, and FPS/Energy then you need the big case, lots of powder, and enough barrel length and weight to take advantage of it.