Hey guys new to the board and longrange shooting.I
just bought a Remington 700 SENDERO SF II 300
RUM.I will use this rifle practicing at the range but its
main purpose is for hunting anything from coyotes,wild
pig,deer,black bear,elk etc.It is my main hunting gun
and is what ill carry at all times.Shooting ranges in
california are very diverse and can be from 50-1000
yds.I would like some suggestions on how to set this
gun up properly for hunting.Although i will be working
up slowly to reach my guns potential i want to set it up
right the first time which is where u guys come in
first plan will be to check out the trigger and evaluate
that.Hoping after that that the gun will shoot good.I will
need to get windmeter,pocket pc and
software,rangefinder etc so trying to keep performance
up and cost down.Lost all my firearms in a divorce so
now trying to rebuild.
1.With a trigger job if needed will the gun be able to perform out to 1000 yds on game(gun has new x mark pro trigger havent shot it so not sure what new trigger is like)?
2.What kind of base and rings should i get?0 moa or 20 moa?High med low rings?(50-1000 YDS)
3.Are target style turrents a good choice for a hunting rifle or do they get knocked around?
4. Want to spend around 700 for a scope what is the best scope for money that i wont have to replace and has solid tracking and is on the same level as the gun?
5.What power scope 4-16x?(i like variable in case close shot comes up)
6.I have always used the basic duplex style recticle so if your starting out fresh in longrange hunting what is the best style of recticle to learn to use? Mil dot, RAPID Z, BALLISTIC PLEX?
7.Just starting out in longrangeshooting is it best to learn to click or use holdover with recticle?
8.Havent shot gun but pretty sure it has a 1 in 10 twist on barrel?Would reloading barnes 180 gr TSX be a good choice as i generally like to find one good bullet and load that i know exaclty what to expect and use it for everything?
I have read all the post on this board and am very thankful for all the knowledge.Sorry to ask so many questions but wanted to get some personalized answers to my questions for my particular weapon and needs.