Originally Posted by cmorsch
Im looking at getting a new rifle to take on hunts that will involve a lot of hiking. Im thinking of either a Remington 700 ADL in 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag? What does everyone think of these two or what other options to look at. Im trying to stay under 500 for a basic rifle since I will be changing out the stock and most likely the trigger as well.
I would look into the remington sendero. Definitely more than your budget, but it is a GREAT rifle in it's stock form. The trigger is even "OK". That is one thing you may change out later, but the stock is great, the barrels seem to be very decent and you get your 700 action. I got a remington mountain SS which is similar to the sendero (same type stock and such) but it is a light weight version with a thin barrel. I LOVE IT. Most guys on this site that dont want to spend a ton of money on a custom/semi custom rifle
will buy senderos. Amazing rifle for 1000 bucks and when you get some cash later on after you shoot out it's barrel (if you ever do, not sure how much you shoot) then you can buy a custom barrel and you will have one FINE semi-custom rifle