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Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

 
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:03 AM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Cohunter! You are right! Dollar for dollar you can't go wrong with a Sendero! Again, caliber is shooter's choice!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:20 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Just for some information about the 5r. The 300 Win mag version is available with a 24" bbl with a 5/8x24 threaded muzzle. Prior to 2012, it was offered in a 26" non threaded bbl. The 26" version is still widely available. I own one of the 26" 5r's with an April 2011 build date and I shoot Berger 230 OTMs at 2800 fps and I have plenty of room in the magazine to load into the lands and maintain full function as a repeater.

It is often said that the production 5r is essentially an M24, however, aside from using the same type of rifling and hammer forging machines, the rifles are completely different. The 5r is a great production rifle, and it performs extremely well. I am not sure if Remington puts any special touches in manufacturing or hand picks the parts for the 5r, but mine is machined and assembled with more attention to detail than several other higher end model 700 stainless rifles available for direct comparison.



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Old 06-05-2012, 01:24 PM
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I was in the exact same boat as you a few months back. Custom or upgrade a stock gun? 7mm or 300WM? After a lot of research, I ended up going with a Sendero in a .300WM and am waiting on a Game Scout stock from McMillian....it'll be here some day. haha. I'm topping it off with the Vortex Viper PST 6x24x50. Plus, the cool thing about upgrading a stock gun is you don't need to blow your load at once. Upgrade the stock, develop a load and depending on what you started out with, you'll have yourself a damn good shooter. Have it bedded and the action blue printed if you're not 100% satisfied with it. Throw on a MB the year after if you think you need it. For me personally being a younger guy, I wanted to spend my money on the memories of going on big hunt every year more so than the weapon. True that you can easily sink as much into upgrading a stock gun as you would a custom gun, but the big deciding factor for me was I didn't have to do it all at once. Plus it's fun to really fine tune the weapon to your needs instead of having someone else do it.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:15 PM
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I am definitely looking into the sendero, 5R win mag, and building custom on the rem700 action I already have and it brought me to this question: will I be able to shoot the 30cal Berger bullets i.e. 200gr on up vld bullets or will they be too long with these actions? Let me know if I am not understanding this correctly. I will shoot factory ammo for the short term but will reload in the future and want to use the vld bullets since I have read and seen good things about them. Thanks for all the help guys
my son in law and son shot each shot - 15 shot groups at 1000 yards with 210 berger. you could cover them with a sheet of notebook paper.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:18 PM
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Nice looking rifle! From what I have been told, (now that I know what it is) the 5r and the 700 pss are assembled with more attention to parts an detail from Remington! Like I said earlier, the 5r an 700pss share a lot of the same things an yet are differant in things. Both however are very, very good rifles!(exetremly accurate an very forgiving of human error!)
BearDog is on track in what he is doing! Like I said, you cant beat a Sendero for a platform to start with!!! Hope this helps!

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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

brentc,

Why did you took off the target? Was there anything wrong?
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brentc,

Why did you took off the target? Was there anything wrong?
No. There's nothing wrong with the target. I'm not sure how it came off after I changed the post. Here it is.

This target is from my Remington 5r. 4 shots 230 grain Berger OTM at 2886 fps.

The load is quite stout. My brass was having trouble, therefore I backed her down to the next lower node at 75.5 grains of retumbo right at 2800 fps.


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