new long range hunting rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by chad8369, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. chad8369

    chad8369 Member

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    Getting rid of my etc venture .300 I'm looking to get something more tailored for long range hunting.
    Would like to stay under $1500 on the rifle. First thing that comes to mind based on looks and price in a Remington Sendero II in .300 win mag. I would like at least a 26" heavy stainless barrel and a sturdy stock. (HS..B&C..sect) Any other options out there that you would recommend? Thanks gun)
     
  2. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    Remington Senduro and Winchester Coyote light are the best bang for your buck in that price range. you can find the odd used mark V Weatherby for that price too, and they are a little nicer yet. If your looking for a sporter barrel the market opens up a fair bit with the Win Extreme Weather and a few others from Remington and the Vanguard line of weatherbys.

    Im currenty waiting for my finances to buy a Win M70 Coyote light in 7WSM.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    No other suggestions even come to mind for me, as I am a huge Sendero fan. I personally don't think any other factory mass-produced rifles compare, except for the Remington 700 5R MilSpec. The offer those in a .300 WinMag, as well. The Weatherby Mark-V AccuMark is another excellent choice, unfortunately they are much higher in price than the Sendero or 5R... I love my Accumark, they are great rifles, but because they are not considered a machine-produced rifle, they are much higher in price than most Senderos and other brands, but what you get in the high price, they more than make up for in accuracy and attention to details.

    The prices should be very similar, so going in either direction, I don't think you could go wrong.
     
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  4. Armored Transport

    Armored Transport Well-Known Member

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    Jewel Trigger.....You will never have another after you use one.gun)lightbulb
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely....Or an older Remington 40-X trigger that's been worked. The X-mark triggers suck.
     
  6. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i have 4 shilen triggers. one jewell.
     
  7. Damol

    Damol Well-Known Member

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    What, no love for Savage?
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    None in my house... Sorry, if that sounds bad, but I just have never had any issues to push me away from Remington 700's, and if there is an issue, you can always fix it with a little bit of money, and there are millions of parts readily available just about everywhere. So, why stray, ya know?

    Some folks have issues with their guns and get mad over dumb little things, like scope mount holes aren't drilled straight, barrel sits crooked, or action needs bedded or barrel needs floating. All simple things that can be fixed by your smith for under $250, and it will shoot WAY more accurate if you have your smith fix it and true everything, than it will after you send it back to Remington and let them monkey with it... Sure, it will cost you about $100-150 more to have the smith do it, but to send an insured gun back to Remington will cost you about $75.00 one way just for shipping. That's money you can spend on having that rifle worked by the smith, and he's local to you...

    I have plenty of other brands of rifles, but something about Savage and Winchester bolt-action rifles I just don't care for... They are not bad guns at all, I just have no need to stray from the Rem 700's for my precision LR rifles, unless I'm going full-custom which will be a custom 700-based action.

    Just my thoughts.
     
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  9. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Remington sendero or 5r, you can't go wrong! Dollar for dollar you just can't beat em!!! That's just my 2cts! I have had both an still got em, but what I did do was change to a laminated stock. Reason way was both of my rifles that had synthetic stocks wouldn't shoot the way I wanted them too!!( tried differant loads an bullets) what I found out was that the action was moving around in the stock! I guess I could have beded the stock I had an mabey it would have been corrected( I don't know) but I didn't an just went to a laminated stock an the problem went away!!! I had a laminated stock sendero back in the 90's an it was a pleasure to shoot!! Again! Just my 2cts!!

    DT
     
  10. roninflag

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    I love shooting against them . especially the ones with a 20" barrel.
     
  11. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Ouch!!!! Whew!! I can feel the love!!!! Lol
     
  12. chad8369

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    Thanks for the input...I think I'm gonna have to go with the sender....I honestly just can talk myself into thinking the savage is a good looking rifle. I think the sender topped with a vortex 6.5-20x50 just looks sweet as hell.
     
  13. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Go for the gold on top of that Sendero....You gotta do it justice to have a nice gun, go with a nice scope that will last you a lifetime. I had one on mine Sendero SF, I swapped it out for a higher magnification for extreme long-range and precision shooting. But I still have the scope, and it now sits on top of my Weatherby Accumark .257 Wby for LR and hunting. Over the years, I have found the Zeiss Conquest scopes are the best scopes for the money, hands-down. I have 2 of them, and will never get rid of them. The 6.5-20x50 with target turrets is my favorite scope, I own, and I have several scopes of higher pricetags... That should tell you something, right there. Also, I have another 6.5-20x50 sitting in a hiding spot for me, at my local outdoors store (one of my buddies snuck it into the back and hid it for later when I get the cash saved up), and it will be going on my .280 Ackley Improved build.

    Zeiss MC Conquest Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Side Focus Target Turrets

    If you don't go Zeiss, I'd put this one on top, next in line... The XLR (MOA) reticle is awesome!

    Vortex Viper HS Long Range Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 6-24x 50mm Side Focus
     
  14. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Wise choice!!!! You will be very, very happy with the setup you have chosen!!!