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Old 06-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: starting over! long range gun

For the scope I would go 5.5-22
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: starting over! long range gun

Go for quality glass with lifetime warranty over more magnification if it comes down to it.

For deer sized game you can even get to 1,000yds with 14x with a quality scope but with a low quality scope even 50x is useless.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: starting over! long range gun

i belive i said sendero a long long time ago.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:17 PM
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Re: starting over! long range gun

Then I think your choice is bang on if you already have a 7! I can honestly say that Ive never seen a Senduro that wouldnt shoot, sometime a little elbow grease is envolved, but all ive seen shoot pretty good.

For the 300 win, I think that you'll run out of juice before the extra magnification will be benifitial. I shoot to 1100 yards with a 4.5-14 Mark 4 Leupold and find it ample. That is if your only hunting with it, if your going to compete at all, then more magnifacation would be better I would think (I dont compete).

I dont feel that a NF is needed, though if you've got the budget go for it. I have had great luck with my Viper PST to 800 yards, but its a 2.5-10x44 so 14.5 would be a breeze.

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:27 AM
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I started getting a big interest in long range shooting about 2 years ago. I didn't have the proper equipment and still dont but tried to make what i had work. I have a Browning A-Bolt 300. wsm topped with a vortex viper pst. It is a really nice hunting rifle but not much for long range. My little brother offered me some money for it and im thinking of letting him buy it. I also just got a part time job at a gun store that gives me incredible discounts on guns and scopes. i dnot have the money to go full custom as i am off to school next year but i can slowly build it up to something that will work awesome. I was thinking of getting a 300. win mag in a remington 700 sendero. I can get most guns at great prices. I want a 300 win mag, and i figured the sendero would be a great start and an awesome base for a custom gun. Any suggestions?
Matt here's you one hell of a deal on exactly what you are looking for and at a great price.

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Note, he'll throw in a free cerakote job on top of it all for the same price if you want a different color!
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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Re: starting over! long range gun

Sendero is a better choice for the long run.

But, I'm curious why you've decided the A-bolt is inadequate.

Are you already handloading?

What load are you shooting and how does it perform at close/long range?

There are better scopes as well. But, you should be able to hit stuff at 1k with that rifle/scope combo.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:16 PM
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Re: starting over! long range gun

its not that its inadequate its just that i cant do much custom work to the browning a-bolt, i prefer the 300. win mag to the wsm when long range and larger bullets are involved. it did pretty good out too about 500 yards but after that it kind of fell off the grid. I dont really have room for all the guns and my youngest brother is just old enough to come with us hunting for moose and bear this year and he doesn't have a gun other then an old 303 that isn't very accurate. He offered to buy my 300. wsm off me cause i already had a sweet 7mm and he knew i was interested in a 300. win mag so i thought why not. i haven't offically sold it yet, i told him to wait until i decide on if i buy the 300. and which gun/
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