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First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

 
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:19 PM
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First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

Hi guys! Looking to buy my first decent rifle and would appreciate some input. The caliber I'm most likely going to buy is the 300 win mag. I'm looking for a production rifle that is capable to make 500 yard shots in it's sleep.

I'm having problems deciding between the following:

Remington Model 700 XCR Tactical ~ $1325

Remington Model 700 Sendero SF 2 ~ $1275

Weatherby Mark V Ultra lightweight ~ $1800

Weatherby Mark V Accumark ~ $1775

Sake 85 Synthetic Stainless ~ $1800

** Prices are approximate and in Canadian dollars

All the reviews for each of the rifles are positive hence my problem. I'm currently leaning towards the Accumark or the XCR Tactical.

If one of these rifles can greatly improved by a couple of additions I'd be very interested to hear about that as well!

Appreciate any advise you can give me!
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

I love my 300 RUM sendero, so my vote goes there. A savage would probably come in a close second
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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Re: First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

+1 300RUM sendero
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:31 PM
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Re: First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

my 300 wm sendero is awesome. add a good scope. i have leup mk 4 6.5-20, ....the 300 wm is easy to load for. i load lapua brass, i have used 165 horn and 168 cbt and fo long range i used the 210 berger. mostly i use re-22 powder. you will love it

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Old 01-15-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

for me a vais brake is a must have. the shilen trigger is nice
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:05 PM
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Re: First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

The mk 5 ltwt is the one I would drop from the list. The Accumark would be at the top of mine. But consider the Tikka T-3 light. It can not be beat for lightweight accuracy. All three of mine are deadly accurate 800 yard rifles. That is about max for a rifle that light.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:27 AM
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Re: First Rifle Purchase... Can't Decide!

My only advice is make sure you can get a jewel trigger for what ever you buy. It will be the best roughly $200 you ever spend. A 2 oz trigger will tighten your groups and just make it a joy to shoot. I know you cant get one for a savage but you can for the 700.
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