Hello! I have been a guest reader to longrangehunting.com for over a year and have finally decided to join!
I am just starting to get into long range hunting, but i have been a competitive shooter and a reloader for quite a few years now. I am looking to step up my game and invest in a long range hunting rifle!
My max distance that i am looking to shoot would be 800 - 900 yards. I already have a Huskemaw scope
and i am dieing to pair it to a gun and get its custom dial installed.
I have been thinking about purchasing a remington 700 Sendero SF-II in 300 RUM or 7mm RUM. I have heard nothing but good reviews about this weapon and am thinking this would be a good entry level weapon.
Just recently, i started thinking about my Weatherby Vanguard in 300 WBY mag that i have in the safe.. it just is sitting there and once i get my long range hunter i would never use it. I had thought about replacing the stock and barrel and just making that into my long range hunting gun... i do have all the reloading equipment (brass too!) and it seems that this might be another sensible route.
Then there is the Weatherby Mark V Accumark in 30-378 WBY mag that has been staring me down every time i walk into my local gunshop. Would this gun be accurate enough for the distance that i am looking to shoot? I noticed on the manufacture website that they only guarantee a 1.5 MOA accuracy(thats worse than my vanguard guarantee!).
That being said, i am definitely liking the 30-378 ballistics but i am unsure about what to do. any thoughts?
Sorry for the long post, but i want to get all the info out on the table.