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Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:02 PM
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Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

Hi Guys,

I've recently been thinking a 300 Win Mag would fill a good spot in my LRH needs. I'm looking at running any of the 190-210 gr Accubonds. At 8500 feet they will carry 2000 ft lbs to 700-1000 yards so it is quite a capable round for the elk and mule deer running around here.

But my question is this: which factory rifle would best suit my needs?

To help answer that here are some things I'd like to see:

- 26"+ barrel length
- Stainless Steel
- Detachable mag
- Mag box long enough to have a repeater with the long AB's
- Something under 9 lbs for a sub 11 lb scoped rifle
- Side port, detachable muzzle brake (I realize this is probably going to be added later by a smith)
- Availability of good aftermarket stocks or a good factory stock (B&C medalist is sufficient)
- Sub MOA groups with the heavy AB's
- Total cost under $1000

Any thoughts on such a rifle?

Thanks all and God bless!

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:09 PM
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Re: Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

No detachable mag, but I say spend the extra $300 more and get a Remington 700 5R .300 Win Mag.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:11 PM
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Re: Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

What's the difference in a 5r and a Sendero?
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:22 PM
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Re: Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

The 5R has 5 riflings and is harder to find and thought to be just a little better by most; it has a stainless barrel and no flutes. I would love a 5r but couldn't find one when I was looking. They are similar guns with similar stocks. Either would be nice.

I have a 300 built on a Savage target action, but I have been looking hard at the Savage law enforcement series with HS precision stock. That should be a tack driver right out of the box and wouldn't need any modifications. It only has a 24" barrel but that should be good enough.

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Re: Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

Browning Long Range hunter hands down
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=329498180
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Re: Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

Sorry, my internet and forum spazzed out......jpd is correct. Those are the main differences. The Sendero will have little to no palmswell, and the 5R will have a large palmswell, as well.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:03 PM
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Re: Which Factory 300 Win Under $1k?

Only issue with the 5R and Sendero is that by the time I have a Muscle Brake installed I'll be at $1500ish. . .

The Browning is interesting but I'm somewhat wary of it as it's not a common action and it is CM. . .

What would the expected accuracy of an SPS SS be? They are typically cheap enough that swapping to a B&C and adding the brake would keep me around $1k.

What about a Tikka T3 Stainless?
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