Originally Posted by bucktomcat
Hi, I've been hunting for 26 years, I'm an ok shot. I spent 13 years in the army.
I'm in the process of finding a rifle for 500+ yards hunting , because of the variety of bullets, loads etc I think a 300 win mag will be my first long range caliber. I could easily be talked into a 300 wsm...!!!
So far because of budget(no more than $1500-2000 I'm thinking a Savage 111 long range hunter or a Remington sendero both in 300 win mag.
Are these decent rifles??? Which one would be better if you had to pick one???
Any help is appreciated Thanks
PS about the same amount will be spent on a good scope.
300wm is a great hunting rifle, and if you reload using 200g or 208 Amax, 240g bullets you can go a long way. My hunting partner got a 300wm in Tikka with sport barel, and after reloading 200g AB he shots regulary up to 1100yrd at 12x12in metal plate.
Just get the best scope what you can afford: NSX, or IOR, Leupod Mark IV, and with 300wm 600-700yards shots will be BORRING.