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Old 01-01-2012, 08:34 PM
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sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

I'm wanting to purchase either of these rifles for long range shooting locally. I want the best accuracy for the money. Second, I intend to hunt with it thus coming winter. Which one of these will give me the best moa without buying a custom rifle?I'm looking at 7 mag. 7 Rum, 300 magazine, 300 rum, and lastly. 308. This will be my first long range gun, and will likely be a stepping stone to a custom rifle later. What doyou think should I hold out for a custom rig, or just get what I can now?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:48 PM
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Re: sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

Well looking at the workload of most competent gunsmiths, you most likely won't be getting a custom rifle made by next winter even if you put the order in today. The Sendero II rifles are extemely good rifles. I have one and it shoots really well. The problem with any RUM is that it is a barrel burner so you will be going through a few barrels in your lifetime with the gun. If that is not a problem for you then the RUMs are performers for sure. I have been talking to some people on here recently and have decided when the time is right that I am going to get a custom 300 win mag. The barrel will most likely last me for the rest of my life.

If you need a gun by next winter, I would just get a Sendero II in your choosing. There is one on this site that is for sale right now in 7 mm magnum. You could use it until you can afford upgrades for it and even put a custom barrel on in ur choice of caliber. Looks like a good deal to me. Remington sendero SF II for sale
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

What would be the expected moa of the 7 mag you suggested?
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

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I'm wanting to purchase either of these rifles for long range shooting locally. I want the best accuracy for the money. Second, I intend to hunt with it thus coming winter. Which one of these will give me the best moa without buying a custom rifle?I'm looking at 7 mag. 7 Rum, 300 magazine, 300 rum, and lastly. 308. This will be my first long range gun, and will likely be a stepping stone to a custom rifle later. What doyou think should I hold out for a custom rig, or just get what I can now?
You left out the 7mm STW.

Either the 7mm STW or 300 Rum will set a guy up awfully well.

With such a varied list of calibers though I'd have to ask what you'll be hunting and maximum range.

Really hard to say much without that info.

As for the platform, either should do very fine for you with just a basic floating and bedding job.

You can certainly go the route of a full custom if you want, but it will require a long wait and a much larger investment on the front it.

If you decide to go that route Look at Len's LR packages, some of which he keeps ready to go/in stock and/or our sponsors who build customs.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:02 PM
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Re: sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

What do you mean by expected MOA? If you are meaning MOA up or down at certain distances then that all depends on what the BC of the bullet is and how fast you are pushing said bullet. If you are asking how far out that you can shoot it, it depends on what you are shooting at. You can shoot at targets past 1k but if you are going to shoot something like an elk then might be limited to 600 to 700 yds (some people will say that you shouldn't use a 7mm on elk but it comes down to shot placement). If you are just going to shoot deer then 800 yards would work. Others with more experience with the 7mm mag should be able to chime in and tell you a bit more about it. That gun was on your list so I thought you might want to look at it.

If it were me and I was going to get a Sendero II, it would be a 300 win mag.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:52 PM
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Re: sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

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What would be the expected moa of the 7 mag you suggested?
COOP I do not see where you say what you are shooting at. coyotes? deer?? i have two 7's and a 300 sendero. they will shoot better than you can
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: sendero sf11 or milspec 5r?

Will be hunting deer. They are on our farm of 1200 acres. Some of the shots could be in the 500 yard range or more depending on my location.I'm shooting at 350 now confidently with a. 308 I want something with a little more punch.
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