I am planning to buy a rifle for long range elk hunting in skandinavia and sheep hunting. I am planning on buying a R8 in 6,5x55 for hunting small animals. I allready have 3 Remington 700. A Police LTR in 308 A SPS Tact. in 308 in an AICS A 338LM soon to be in a AICS. So my choice is either to buy a Sendero in 300wm or an extra barrel for the R8 in 300wm. The price is about the same. For driven hunts and shots up to 300yds I will use the 308, so this will be for 300-1000yds. I need to push something like the new 210gr Accubond LR to get the most out of the 300wm. I am sceptical to reload hard in the R8, since i dont feel that I have the same control as in my 700s. The Sendero has the 1/10twist while the R8 has 1/11''. I will probably put somethig like a NXS or S&B scope in it. The R8 will be lighter, shorter and easier to travel with. I feel that the Sendero will be more stabile.