Originally Posted by rangerman
Since this will probably be a once in a lifetime hut for me that I have been saving for for over 2 years and the fact that I am almost 55 years old I think I will just take two guns and be done with it. My 300 RUM is a Remington Sendero with a custom Douglas 28" barrel and brake, Nightforce 5.5x22x56 scope, Jewell trigger, etc. that shoots the 215 Berger at a legitimate 0.5 MOA at 1000 yards. I have taken several nice whitetail bucks with this gun out to 825 yards and feel very confident that it would serve me very well for long shots on elk.
The .308 Win. is also a Remington 700 ADL with a Nikon 3x9x40 with the BDC reticle that I only recently have acquired. I have never had the opportunity to take any game with it but have worked up handloads with the 168 gr. amaxes that have shot very well out to around 500 yards.
Anyone else out there who has taken elk with the .308 Win??
Please keep the replys coming and I very much appreciate all of you who have shared your suggestions and hunting experiences!
I am jealous of your Sendero! That's also the scope I want for my next build, with the MOAR reticle. Glad to see another fan of Douglas barrels on here. For some reason, they don't seem to be as popular on here as I would have expected. I've always had excellent results with Douglas.
I have a Sendero SF 7mmSTW, and love that rifle. It will be with me till the day I die. It's my favorite rifle. Out of the box it has consistantly shot 1 ragged hole groups since day 1, and the only thing I've ever done to it was a trigger job with the factory trigger (40-X style trigger, not those new crappy X-mark triggers).
Post up a pic of those rigs so we can see what we're dealing with! Everybody needs a little gun-porn in the morning.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.