Am in the market for a new gun
Here are some baics, I live in Idaho and will be hunting mule deer and elk.
I had a 300 RSAUM, its an awesome gun, had to sell my wifes gun to pay bills and she has always wanted my gun, so be it, I gave her my gun. I have always wanted a Sendero 300 RUM, but then lately I checked out the weatherby 30/378, nice gun but expensive to buy ammo and even expensive to reload.
I already have the scoped picked out. I have liked the sendero's from day one when they came out but never could afford one. Then the other day was at cabelas and the salesman showed me a christensen 300 RUM, the only problem was at the time the price tag was $3,999. Went back to cabelas yesterday and seen they had dropped the price of the christensen to $2,999. I really can't afford it and on another forum they didn't have much good to say about the christensen guns and he told me to check out this site. I am very much interested in long range shooting and want a gun that is not going to be a wimp past 400 yards. My longest shot to date is only 200 yards. As per usual when I am looking for a new gun I like to hear other peoples opinions.
It also seems like the sendero 300 RUM is hard to come by these days.
So opinions do you all have on the gun I should buy, I am not rich by no means, as a matter of fact was terminated from my job and the last thing I should be doing is buying a new gun, but next year I want to kill a trophy mule deer buck. I don't own any horses or mules or ATV's, all of my hunting is done on foot. To top it off I had back surgery this summer and my doctor screwed it up, thats one of the reasons I lost my job. So I know I am setting my sites really high, but what the heck you only live once. Any input would be greatly appreciated.