Need advise...

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sakofan, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Looking to buy a new rifle this year, and would love some expert advise on what I want/need.

    1)Stainless,fluted,synthetic.
    2).30 cal, perferably magnum.
    3)Hunt comfortably, but I shoot about 4 times a month off a bench w/ friends.
    4)800-1000 yds.
    5)Rate of twist??
    6)Want something personal, different.
    7)Hunt deer,elk,etc.
    8)And most importantly. New excuse to tell the wife why I "need anougher gun!!" LOL [​IMG]

    TIA..sakofan..
     
  2. Boyd Heaton

    Boyd Heaton Well-Known Member

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    You just drew up a Sendero in 300 ultra mag [​IMG]
     

  3. Mark_in_utah

    Mark_in_utah Well-Known Member

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    You'd better put a brake on that .300 RUM! I'd get a Vais and have it threaded onto the end of the barrel.

    I've got a camo-synthetic, which Remington made several years agot for a short time in 7RM. Cool looking gun, catches eyes at the range, and great for hunting. Everything buth the bolt and trigger are camo.

    "Honey, I need a good hunting gun (camo) so I can stalk up on the game better, and longer range...."

    Mark in Utah
     
  4. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Thank's, Boyd. I have already had one of those!! And loved it..sakofan..
     
  5. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Had a brake on my Sendero too, Mark. Made a great rifle better.

    Not sure if I want a AI 1.5 stock and all that or not.

    Was thinking about a tacticle rifle, but that wouldnt allow me to hunt very well. I like to walk/stalk.
    Mark, loved the "camo excuse" LOL.
    All ready tried that one!!

    Maybe anougher Sendero is the answer..sakofan.. [​IMG]
     
  6. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    For 800-1000yds you dont need any more punishment than a 300wsm will give you--no need for the RUM IMO.

    JB
     
  7. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    try a Savage 110fp in 300wm, it has accutrigger, pillar bedding, heavy 24" barrel, the synthetic stock i would switch for maybe a Chaote Varminter. They don't make it in a 300rum yet but down the road re chamber it to 300rum, or just get a 300rum barrel and swap when you want

    ps. long-range stalking = oxymoron

    LOL ......

    [ 01-26-2004: Message edited by: Skidly ]
     
  8. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Skidly, as you can see, Iam not sure what I want!!

    Just got the bug for a new rig..sakofan.. [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    300 WSM on 700 SA, 24-27" heavy bbl 11 or 12 twist depending bullet selection. McMillan HTG stock. Harris bi-pod and NXS scope 5.5-22x
     
  10. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    Have you looked at an HS Precision rifle? 1/2 MOA accuracy guarantee, varmint or sporter configuration. I have a blueprinted Remington SA that I am debating having a rifle built on, or selling and going with an HS. I just don't know how to ease my wife into the idea that the 22-250 I just bought is only an intermediate range rifle at best, and my .300 Jarrett is only suitable for elk, and I NEED another.....
     
  11. ryan m

    ryan m Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure I just saw a savage in 300 RUM this weekend. I am having the same dilemma, and am looking toward the 700 pss and FN SPR in 300 wsm personally. Good luck, and keep us informed.
     
  12. hifidelity

    hifidelity Active Member

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    Boyd just took the words right outta my mouth.
     
  13. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    Savage makes the 300rum in a 116fsak, 116fss,110gpx3, 111fxp3, and 116fxp3, but I really like there tactical model 110fp but it only comes in .223, .308, .30-06, 300wm
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  14. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Well, thanks for all the responses.

    Looks like Iam going to get a Sendero .300WM, or .300RUM, S/F, from a few guys online. Still finding out some more info on them, because they are used..sakofan..
    Thanks for all the responses. Be nice to have a Sendero back at the house.