I am in the market for a hunting rifle and being that I am a Remington 700 fan, I am looking at a 700 chambered in 300 Win Mag as a be all, end all hunting rifle that I could use on game from hogs to Elk as well as bang steel at long range. I am a long range shooter / hand loader as well. At first I was dead set on the simple 700 SPS SS, I found them on sale for a bit over $500 however I have seen them in person and the stock is unacceptable in my opinion so I would be replacing that with a HS or Bell and Carlson asap which tacks on another couple hundred. I have also been looking at the Sendero and 5R model rifles, both of which come with nice stocks, heavier barrels, and a heftier price tag (+/- $1,000). My questions are: - Does any one use the 5R as a hunting / pack rifle? - As far as best bang for the buck, is the Sendero or the 5r going to win? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.