deciding on rifle options? Sendero. savage build. 7mm or 7mm stw,rum

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by DIDYSIS, May 31, 2011.

  1. DIDYSIS

    DIDYSIS Member

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    So I have a savage 300wm love the rifle but really like the bullet coefficientness of the 7mm bullet plus they do have as much or more energy at 1000 yards. I have been very good at over 500 yards with this rifle.
    First do I go with a standard 7mm or one of it bigger brothers.
    Second do I buy a glitery nice remington sendero or build a bull barrel setup on what I have now. Seems cost prob about the same as a new stock and barrel would be needed.
    I don't want to put a muzzle break on it at all. The 300 does not bother me unless I shoot it allot. I know a heavier rifle will cut down the kick.
    I target shoot a good amount. I hunt mule deer and trying to get into elk. Just didn't get a tag yet this year. As with target shootig long distance I want to make sure the bullet will be good out to 1000. Yards. Ya I know isn't going to happen prob at all since most deer are shot around 200. But I want to make sure I can if I get the chance.
    I shot a 7mm sendero which was amazing and figure it will give me over 1000ft/lb of energy at 1000.yards with a Berger 168 or 180. Then I can shoot amax162 or sierra match kings 180gr for play.
    Yes the 7stw looks great but at more cost of shooting and really more power more kick.
    Guess I could start with the regular 7mm then see what I decide latter. Also no point at destroying good eating food. I shot a little deer with the 300 this year and he was almost gone with the 165gr hornady SST bullet I used. I would recomend that bullet to anyone. They are amazing.
     
  2. DIDYSIS

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    Well none replied decided forget the 7stw what for 100 fps and about 40lb of energy ya right forget it.
     

  3. streetglideok

    streetglideok Well-Known Member

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    From various sources that Ive read, the 7mmSTW will just about match the 7mm RUM. Either way, they like to burn out barrels. If it was me, I would look at the 300RUM, and rebarrel the savage. At least you know what you have then. Buying a Sendero doesnt mean it will shoot good. It might, but then again it may shoot average.
     
  4. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I was in your shoes about a year and a half ago. I decided to go with the Savage 111 in 7mmrm. I put a McGowan 26' stainless varmint contour barrel on it. I shoot 168g SMKs at 3000fps. The gun is really accurate. I have shot out to 1033 yards with it and did well. At 400-615yards the gun is awesome. The added weight of the match barrel reduces the recoil very nicely. Kicks nothing like a 300WM. I would compare it to my son's Rem 700 in .243!!! I did not want a muzzle brake either, and this gun doesn't need one. If I were in your shoes, and I have been, I just couldn't justify the STW. The way I saw it, if I were going to step up to a STW, then I might as well get a .30 cal or a .338 and put a brake on it and have a cannon. Good luck with your project.
    Steve