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Old 01-31-2011, 09:19 AM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

i would get the sendero in either 7mmrem mag or 300 wm. with a vais.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

What kind of barrel life can i expect out of the 300rum. i will be doing most of my shooting when load development stage then probably 20 rounds a year for to check sight in and to mess around.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:06 AM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

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What kind of barrel life can i expect out of the 300rum. i will be doing most of my shooting when load development stage then probably 20 rounds a year for to check sight in and to mess around.
Expect to get 1000 rounds before the barrel losing half its accuracy.

FWIW, I don't think you need to invest in a gun for whitetails, you have that in 270 WSM. If you want to kill an elk at 600 yards, I would go with at least a 7mm or 300 RUM. You can do it with less, but you have the best chance with those. The 7mm with 180 gr VLDs will shoot flatter than the 300.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:46 PM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

K just looked at the savage 12 and like it more then the long range hunter. may replace stock and can get it for 900 +300 for possible new stock price at 1200. have the sendaro in 300rum for1550 plus break. i dont know that i need a break for a 300 wsm. so which gun should i choose the300wsm or the 300rum. I will be using 180 or 200 grain accubonds also. scope is still nikon monach 4-16-50 bdc reticle. thanks for all the great help.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:16 PM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

If you want something out of the box, then Savage is good. I prefer remington actions, but Savage is good too. Replacing the stock I would caution, unless you are going to pay to have the action bedded. Otherwise, you could be affecting the accuracy of your firearm. If you wan't something custom, I would go with a custom build. Of the two you mentioned, I would go with the Sendero, and I would take the break too.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:50 PM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

what do others think of the savage 12 dlp in 300wsm has anyone had or shot one. Thanks everyone for the help. I dont know much about savage the only one i have shot is the 17hmr heavy barrel that i have and it seems to shoot good.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:07 PM
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Re: New rifle decisions. NEED HELP BADLY!!!

1. Forget the Vais brake. It has holes 360 and will kick up a ton of dirt and it is a target brake. You do not want that for hunting. Buy the Holland Radial. Costs less and more effective and better for hunting. IMO you do not need a brake for a WSM (have had 5 of them) anyway.

2. Rem SPS is a crap shoot at best and Sendaro too much for what you get.

3. Go to Sharp Shooter Supply (SSS) and buy a Savage target action already timed and tuned for $500 ready to go. SSS and others have 300 WSM barrels already chambered.

4. Either SSS stock or one of the new Stockys stocks for the Savages. Stockys are already clear coated with recoil pad. Best buy for the money right now.

The savage will shoot rings around the other two.

Custom build will run a lot more but be very good.

Tooley Orion action $850
Barrel ($300-325) Hart, Lilja, Broughton, Krieger, Brux, Bartlein (take your pick and who has one ready to go)
Trigger ( $100-240)
Stockys Bobby Hart LR stock $250 (do not get it pillared from Stockys)

Chambering $150-200
Pillar Bedding $150-200

I hunt every year in Chariton County year in the hills and river bottoms just below you. My two rifles for back there are a 24" #3 Lilja in 300 WSM and a bigger 338 Lapua Ack Imp for the really long stuff.

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