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Old 11-16-2010, 06:28 PM
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Need help in choosing best rifle

Guys,
I'm looking to buy an all around gun that can hunt game from deer to bears in Canada. I'm only looking to own one great rifle! I'm looking at and like the Remington modle 700 in either the :
Sendero sf ii in 300 ultra mag
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Long range tactical in 300 win mag

Please comment and take into account I want to be able to kill something long range if needed 600 + yards! Voice ur oppionion thanks
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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Re: Need help in choosing best rifle

Either one will serve you well. I had 2 Win mags and sold both. Now I own a 300 RUM and haven't looked back. My advise is to pick up some Nosler brass if you can though. Remington works and is OK but it is my opinion it needs extra case prep to take full advantage.

I was fortunate to buy a lot of virgin primed Federal cases when they were available.

If you really want one between the 2, I'd say, go RUM and use a larger bullet: 210 Berger VLD, or 200 Accubond, or even a TTSX or similar.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:25 PM
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Re: Need help in choosing best rifle

I'm going to go the other direction. If you want longevity out of the barrel, I would say 300WM. You will get more rounds down range with the WM than the RUM. I do agree that you should use the 210 Berger in either caliber. That is what I am using right now in my 300WSM.

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:27 PM
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Re: Need help in choosing best rifle

Don't overlook the Savages. They are cheaper and in my experience will outshoot most stock Remingtons. It is also hard to beat the 7mm's for the ranges you are shooting.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:09 PM
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Re: Need help in choosing best rifle

I'm with liltank on this one!! I love to shoot a lot and a 300RUM wouldn't last a year for me. One great rifle is hard to get of the self sometimes, I would lean to the Sendero as your best chances and go with the 300 win since Rem don't seem to like short action stuff.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:16 PM
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Re: Need help in choosing best rifle

Go with the 300WM in a 24" barrel/ You will have enough energy to take elk out to 800 yards or more
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:27 PM
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Re: Need help in choosing best rifle

I like all the options here. The 7mm rem mag is a beautiful round and would work for the ranges your taking about. Would be my preferred choice for the whitetail. I also love the 300. wsm and wouldn't hesitate to get one of them. Oh wait i have one Take a strong look at the 300. wsm
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