Originally Posted by 1simplemann
I'm looking for some feedback on this gun. Gonna start rifle hunting w/ my Son in Law. I'm an archery guy but he's not. My daughter loves the idea of us hunting together. We went on a rifle cow elk hunt together and I had a blast with him. We're hunting open country w/ long shots very probable. I need a gun that's accurate obviously plus packs a punch. Originally I was looking at a 300 Weatherby Accumark. Now I'm looking at a Rem 700 SSII in 300 Win mag. A member on this sight also suggested that I could also have the barrel rechambered for 300 WBY if I was sold on that calber. Which is a fantastic and simple idea that I didn't know was possible. Anyway what do guys think? I've shouldered both. I like the Rem a better plus it's alittle lighter.
A sendero in any caliber is never a bad choice. They are amongst the most accurate out of the box weapons you can buy and the price is more than reasonable.
Not a thing wrong with the accumark either they are quality wise very smiliar to the sendero but they are pricier.
The 300wm is more than adequate for your purposes.
The 300wby is as well, but comes with a bit more recoil and muzzle flash.
The 300Rum is an excellent choice as well but again comes with a bit more of a price in terms of muzzle blast and recoil.
With a good muzzle brake
and recoil pad they can all be very manageable especially in the heavier platforms of the Accumark and Sendero.
Before buying anything bigger than the 300wm as always I'd encourage a guy to find a place he can shoot one in the caliber of choice before purchasing to make sure the recoil is not a problem for the shooter.
It doesn't make one a weenie to say "this kicks too much for me". One of the main reasons you find so many of the bigger magnums for sale at a a bargain with very little use is because of all the people who buy one, then shoot it, and say "That's more than I want to handle".