I currently have a stock Stevens 200 in .25-06 that will shoot 110gr Accubonds with 57gr of Retumbo under 3/4" at 100 yards. All I have done to it is shave away some of the plastic stock that was touching the barrel.
I have always wanted to get a Sendero in .25-06.
I am wondering if I should buy a Sendero outright. Or should I get a SPS and build one of my own? What would you guys recommend.
I have thought about just keeping my Stevens. If I did, I would want to put a more heavy duty stock on it, and I am having trouble finding one for it.
Do you guys think I should just stick with my Stevens or go the Semi-custom/Custom route?
I ultimately want a consistant 500-600 yard coyote/deer gun and I love the .25-06 round.
Sorry for all the questions I just have a lot of questions and I have been looking for different opinions for what I am thinking of doing.
well i'd say since u like the caliber and it shoots well enough for the range you're talking about that i'd keep it and just get more practice with it as is, maybe invest in a trigger if u need it or something. but i dont know how much practice u have long range hunting and shooting, but i think its good to just start with a factory rifle that shoots well to start like i've done.
Do some shooting at 500 - 600 yards with your current rifle before you give up on it. Just might surprise you! I was ringing the gong regularly at 466 yards a couple of days ago with my .25-06 Rem 700 CDL. Just a factory built, skinny barrel sporter rifle...
Typically those Savage/Stevens rifles shoot rather well.
yep my factory savage 243 skinny bbl shoots great, got it in the gun photo forum. i've shot it on out to 850y, dont underestimate a rifle. you said it shoots 3/4" at 100, mine does, thats enough accuracy to get to 600y easy.