Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

New Rifle question

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-15-2012, 09:20 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 14
New Rifle question

Good evening, i am looking at buying a new rifle. It will be used for "Out West" trips as well as trips in Wisconsin and in Texas. Im not sure of i want to spend the money for a full custom rig. I was thinking of maybe a Sendero. Are these rifles ready out of the bos for long range shoots? My skill level is novice. Ive taken shoots out to 450 succesful. Is the Sendero a good choice? Any other options in rifles for about the same money? Whats you opinions on a full custom rig? I know there are several sponser on here that make aboslute wonderful rigs. If you were going to spend the money what kind of rig would you tend to go with? I like the rifles Len has to offer. I know this is his sight but does anyone have any experiences with his equipment? They look very nice and have seen some good reviews. I look forward to hearing from everyone.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-16-2012, 07:13 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,205
Re: New Rifle question

As important as the rifle is the choice of cartridge. You mention a variety of hunting conditions. The cartridge that you like and will fit all of the conditions is an important consideration.

Any of the factory offerings in the Sendero class of rifles from Remington or Savage and other manufacturers will serve you well . . . if your luck is good . . . and if you handload and do some tuning.

I feel the advantage of a higher grade rifle such as the one you mention is a better choice due to many factors. Most important factor is consistent quality. Pick one and it will shoot! Next important is that you only spend the money once, unless you are a collector of stuff and enjoy looking at the many rifles in the rack.

Also something to think about is quality scope mounts and scope.

I've found that going high grade is overall less expensive in $ and time. Quicker getting loads selected. Shoots good for a long time. And more robust when much transport is involved.

HTH
__________________
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Central Idaho
Posts: 1,134
Re: New Rifle question

Buying a rifle new off the shelf is not the way I would go anymore. There is nothing wrong with that and if your new to the shooting sports and really don't know what you want and don't want to take the time to figure it out its probably the best way to go.

Personally I like to decide on a new caliber then do the research on receivers, barrels etc and acquire all the necessary components myself and finally have my friend and local smith assemble them for me exactly the way I want it done. It's easier on my budget this way and I enjoy the process.

Spend some time figuring out which caliber fits your needs. Good luck on your endeavor.
__________________
Jim



There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Sir Winston Churchill.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Einstein
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 14
Re: New Rifle question

Thanks for the replies guys. I do have some idea of a caliber. I was thinking 300WM in a long action or a 300WSM in a short action. Is that enough rifle for all NA big game? I woudnt mind a larger caliber such as a 300 ultra if a good brake will keep the recoil down. Is the 7Mag a good choice as well. How do idetermine the adequate barrel length? I see what other guys are building but im not sure it that is right for me. If i do a custom build i want to do it right and have one hell of a rifle. Any more ideas gentlemen? Thanks for your relies.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: West Central Idaho
Posts: 1,134
Re: New Rifle question

From what you mention the 300WM no brake 26" barrel 1-10 twist #5 contour whatever action and stock meets your fancy. Would finish somewhere between 9 and 12 lbs w/ 20-25 oz scope. Could take everything in North America with class.
__________________
Jim



There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Sir Winston Churchill.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Einstein
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: New Rifle question
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Rifle question awholelottabull Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 12-29-2011 05:56 PM
Got a new rifle and have a question SouthPawShooter Gunsmithing 1 05-13-2010 09:58 PM
Rifle Question ShawnF The Basics, Starting Out 8 03-16-2008 12:43 PM
New rifle question 400bull General Discussion 2 10-16-2007 03:41 PM
Rifle Question - 7mm RUM Brent The Basics, Starting Out 4 06-27-2004 11:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC