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Old 12-27-2008, 05:23 PM
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Re: Not so much a newbie, but.....

I too, like AJP thought of the 300RUM after reading your post. Yes there are alot of guys here using the 300RUM. It is a good common sense round. Components are easy to come by, they arent as finicky as some of the other larger magnums available and they are very accurate. Brass quality seems to be getting better. I should rephrase that to brass concistency is getting better. Barrel life is marginal although my last 300RUM barrel had over 1000 rounds down the pipe and still held sub .5 MOA. It was a .25 MOA rifle in the beggining. To solve the bbl life problem, I also own a 308 since I love to shoot and shoot 500-3000 rounds per year depending on whats going on that year and cant afford a new barrel every 4-24 months and 308 barrels last quite some time. 10,000 rounds in a good barrel is not unheard of.

If youre looking for a factory stick, then the sendero is an excellent choice. My buddy has a sendero SF in 338RUM and shoots amazing for a factory rifle.

BTW, welcome!
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:33 PM
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Re: Not so much a newbie, but.....

what about a good rifle to start with and then modfify right away?? new bbl. bed it, trigger job and blueprint maybe?
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:31 PM
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Re: Not so much a newbie, but.....

If your going to go that route, just buy a new action, barrel of choice, stock of choice, and send it off to a smithy. No need to spend extra money on a rifle that you are going to strip anyway.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:01 PM
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Re: Not so much a newbie, but.....

hey man, Im kinda in the same place as you minus the boss paying for my rifle.
I've done a bunch of looking and this is my plan for my first long / intermeiate range rifle
Rem Senduro .300 Ultra mag
leupold 4.5x14 VXIII Long range
leupold rings+bases (stainless)
Defensive Edge brake
Defensive edge cheek piece
glass bed (at home kit)
Turn the .300 into a .338 edge

the great thing about this package is that with the first three on the list your in your pice range, and the rest can come later for not alot of $$$.
Its prety hard to beat the Senduro package. The other thing I would recommend highly is Shawn Carlocks video on long range hunting (..:efensive Edge - Custom Gunsmithing::..). It helped me geet a grasp on LR shooting.

where are you in the interior? maybe we can go shoot ( Im newer to the long distance thing too)
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:51 PM
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Re: Not so much a newbie, but.....

Im in kelowna and thanks for the input. it doesnt take long before you have to dump a lot of money into this. i just have to be careful cause im going back to school for a bit here in the newyear. cant spend my gun funds. haha.
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