Originally Posted by Fan of the 1911
First of all hello,
I have been looking around and reading articles on here for a while now, now I'm looking for a long range setup.
I have ordered a Remington 700 Sendero sf 2. The gun shop says it may take up to 3 more months to come in, have waited almost a month already. I ordered it in 7mm magnum, I'm looking to put the swfa 12 power fixed power scope on it with the badger ordnance, or leupold mark 4 mount with the 15 or 20 mil drop on it.
Does anyone have this combo and can they tell me how much drop the scope has available? Swfa does not have it listed, I would like to order my mount next, then my scope and then the rings. About then the rifle should be here.
Also any one know of any tips to help me on my way with this combo?
I reload and have ordered a few things already. Hopefully brass and bullets, will be more available in the fall. Also what bullets grain wise and brand shoot best from the 9.25 twist? I load mostly Game kings, and match kings, but lately have been enjoying some nosler bullets.
Thank you for any help William.
Welcome to the foum.
Congrats, you will love the Sendero. I have an original Sendero SF in 7mmSTW with the 9.25" twist 26" barrel. I loves 160's, 168's, and 180gr bullets. I normally hunt with Nosler Accubonds, and have for years, but this year I will be trying out the Berger VLD bullets in my various calibers on various different species of wildlife....Mainly whitetails.
I can't help on the scope, as I have never even looked through an SWFA brand product.
If you would like some good load data to get you started for the 7Mag, let me know, and I can give you some of the loads I use that work great for my guns. In my 7Mag I shoot 160 Accubonds, and 168 Berger VLD's.
If you plan to Zero out @ 100 yards, I would go with a 0 MOA base, and buy a scope with plenty of MOA of elevation adjustment, honestly. I shoot the EGW HD Aluminum 1-piece bases, and use TPS TSR aluminum rings.
Some folks think steel is better, but I haven't had any issues with the aluminum setups in 1.5 years. But it's all in personal preference.
I have this scope on top of my Sendero 7mmSTW, and it works great. It's only a 1" tube, but lets in TONS of light. It also has very precise turrets. Plus, the clarity and extra magnification is exceptional.
Zeiss MC Conquest Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Side Focus Target Turrets