remington .300 win mag

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by kbaerg, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking around and found this rifle that my local gun shop has. REMINGTON 700 STAINLESS SPECIAL 5-R MILSPEC BARREL .300 WIN. MAG. CAL. Would this be a good starter or is there something I should be looking at instead. I plan on going in to look at it after work. I'm still considering my savage 300 WSM but saw this rifle. Any insight would be appreciated
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    get the rem ington 5r or sendero
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I'm a huge Savage fan, but if the price is right. Can't go wrong with the 5R barrel.

    Tank
     
  4. sean1

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    I looked at one of these too. If memory serves me right the barrel has a 1 in 11.25 twist. May have an issue stabilizing the heavy bullets. I'm sure some one here will know better but that was the only issue ( if it is one to you ) that I saw with the rifle.
     
  5. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    O.k. today I went to my local gun shop to look at the Remington heres the Info...RIFLE WITH THE 5-R MILSPEC 26" STAINLESS HEAVEY BARREL ( SAME BARREL USED IN THE M-24 SNIPER RIFLES) 1X10 TWIST,THE NEW X-MARK PRO TRIGGER, HS PERCISION KEVLAR FIBER-REINFORCED STOCK WITH PALM SWELL, ALUMINUM BEDDING BLOCK,HINGED FLOOR PLATE AND SLING STUDS. Priced at about $1100 with tax. I like the looks and feel. I have not handled the Savage 12 VLP in 300WSM which priced out at $875 (Not in stock) so how much is a person going to have to put into the remmy vs the savage for a decent shooting rifle. I know they are different calibers. what are some thoughts??
     
  6. sean1

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    Hard to say. There can be bad ones in any flavor. Both from what I've seen and heard have goof reputations for accuracy. But I would say that mil spec rifle sounds like a great start.
     
  7. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    Well today I am the new owner of another rifle. I ended up buying the remington 700 in 300 Win Mag. I am looking forward to this rifle and hope i enjoy it. This is my first high power bolt action, now on to do some scope shopping. I'll attemp a pic:cool:
     

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    sean1 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle. Good luck with it.
     
  9. liltank

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    Make sure you do a good barrel break in. IF you don't get a break put on it, make sure you get a scope with good eye relief.

    Tank
     
  10. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    I am going no break for now, having a hard time picking out scope right now i'm a little bit on a budget of about $800 so gets kinda hard cause i like FFP with mildots and turrets that match
     
  11. bookworm

    bookworm Well-Known Member

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    I shoot at remy in .300WM...good overall caliber. Give us an update on how it shoots.
     
  12. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    Will definitely do that when i get some optics mounted
     
  13. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Very nice.. I want one in .308.
     
  14. NW Hunter

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    My 5R 11.25 twist loves 190 gr. Bergers. Haven't tried anything heavier though. Take a look at Sightron II or Sightron III scopes. Should be in your budget and they track consistently.