ok, the deal was and still is to build a longrange rifle in my country(new caledonia)(french pacific island) where there is any gunsmith, only gun salesmen.
And a place where the local tax for overseas rifle reach nearly 60% on US arms.
Since there is no gunsmith here to built me a custom longrange rifle, i wanted to buy on from oversea, but most of US custom longrange rifle cost around 3000 us$ and much more for some. Add to that price the oversea chipping rate + local tax+salesman profit marge(since we have to buy oversea rifle from local gunstore).
I end up with a nearly 7000us $ rifle+ 1000us $ scope= around 8000us $ for custom rifle who cost only 3000$ in the US!!!!!
The point here is there isn't any cheap solution for hunters who live in expensive and very remote country.
So what i did , i bought a new remington sendero sfII in 300 win mag(cost 2500 us$ here!!), send the gun to a machinist to thread the barrel to install tikka t3 tactical muzzle brake.
I did myself the trigger work on the x-mark cheat pro trigger to make it as light as possible.
buy and install a IOR 2.5-10x42 ffp scope with leupold tactical ring.
That all i can do without ANY GUNSMITH IN THE COUNTRY.
Total cost: 2500 the sendero+1200 the scope+120 the muzzle brake+150 work labbor for the thread+170 the bi-pod= 4140 us $ for a simple sendero!!
NOW LETS GAMBLE, WHAT IF the NEW SENDERO DOESN'T SHOOT WELL OUT OF THE BOX?
I will send(if i can do it!) a photo of the goups i made at 200 meters, after 50 shots in the barrel so far. Using 180 grains federal power shock, the cheaper ammo i find for barrel braking purpose.