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Unread 09-10-2013, 01:39 PM
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Newbie... what rifle?

I am just getting into long range hunting. I have been deer hunting in Texas for a long time but now I am looking to start doing elk, mulies, and pronghorn hunts. The round I have been looking at is 7mm mag but I am not 100% certain this is what I am going with. I figured this is a round I can hunt all three with and also use it for deer hunting in TX. Ive already got a Zeiss Conquest 5-25 but I am looking to get a rifle now. My budget is $1,500. If you were just starting out what rifle would you get and what caliber? Thanks
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    Unread 09-10-2013, 03:15 PM
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    Re: Newbie... what rifle?

    This may just be me, and I'm sure others will have different oppinions, but if it were me I'd buy a Remington Sendero SFII in the 7 Rem Mag.

    Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 Sendero SF II - Remington Centerfire Rifles

    Retail is almost $1500 but you can buy one for about $1250. I don't think you can get any more gun, for the money, than this for long range hunting.
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    Unread 09-10-2013, 03:20 PM
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    Re: Newbie... what rifle?

    all answers on here are - sendero and either a zeiss or leup. pm sent
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    Unread 09-10-2013, 05:49 PM
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    Re: Newbie... what rifle?

    I would take a good hard look at the 300 win mag or 300 short mag for long range work . Plenty of choices out there.
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    Re: Newbie... what rifle?

    Up at my local shop they have a slightly used Remington 700 CDL SF with the SS fluted barrel in 300 WSM for $899. Would this be an alright starter? Put on a bedded synthetic stock.
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    Re: Newbie... what rifle?

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    This may just be me, and I'm sure others will have different oppinions, but if it were me I'd buy a Remington Sendero SFII in the 7 Rem Mag.

    Centerfire Rifle - Model 700 Sendero SF II - Remington Centerfire Rifles

    Retail is almost $1500 but you can buy one for about $1250. I don't think you can get any more gun, for the money, than this for long range hunting.
    I agree you cannot get any more gun for the money than this for long range hunting than a Remington Sendero.
    I love my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs.
    But if you are going for elk sometimes I would get a 7mm STW instead of a 7mm mag.

    There are a couple on GunBroker right now.

    Or I would get a Remington Sendero SFII in the 300 RUM.

    There are also a couple of these on GunBroker right now for about $1,200.

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    Re: Newbie... what rifle?

    Remington Senderos are awesome! I would go with a 300WM .
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