Well going to bite the bullet

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by steelhead55, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. steelhead55

    steelhead55 Member

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    So I have a standard savage 110 7mm rem mag. 24" standard barrel...basic gun. So rather then buy a new barrel,etc.... I'm thinking of buying either a rem 700 long range in a 300 win mag, or a weatherby vangaurd in 300 win mag. And build me a mid to long range animal shooting beast..many thoughts?? Loads?? Thinking 180-208 a max bullets. Thought about the ultra mag,wby mag. But the gain isn't worth the lack of barrel life or the extra powder .. Thanks for all the help
     
  2. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a huge fan of the 300 win mag and either 210 o 215 Bergers. It is such an all around versatile cartridge I think you are making a great choice. As far as the gun goes, I think either you mention are solid options.

    Is saving up a little longer and going to a custom build out of the question?
     

  3. steelhead55

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    Single income with 2 kids ... Custom is not in the cards
     
  4. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya. Got 2 young kids myself.

    The 700 rem long range 300 win mag with the B&C M40 stock it comes with is a sweet setup. Hard to beat a package like that. I know there's quite a bit of guys here who shoot those as well as the Weatherby Vanguards. Seems like people like them both, so I don't think you can go wrong.

    Out of curiosity, where and what are you planning to hunt with this setup?
     
  5. jpd676

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    I agree you can't go wrong with a 300 wm, I shoot 208 amax's in mine. I wouldn't discount your Savage 7mm; you might find that loading for that could produce the long range beast you are looking for. I would also consider buying a Criterion barrel in 300 wm for it. That would be more accurate than the vanguard or remington. You can put the barrel on yourself.
     
  6. steelhead55

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    Black bear,elk,caribou maybe. I archery hunt for deer and elk now but am saving some scratch for a hunt with my boy in the future who knows for what but i want to be covered. :) looked at the 300wsm as well...thanks
     
  7. FEENIX

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    +1!
     
  8. cblackwell

    cblackwell Well-Known Member

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    +2 I would also make sure it was 26 inches. give jim a call at northland shooter supply. and grab a rifle basics trigger when you do
     
  9. skyfish25

    skyfish25 Well-Known Member

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    For budget, get a 26" barrel for your Savage. 7mm mag will do everything you need. If you really want a 300. Go that route. Good stocks can be had for the Savage.
     
  10. Timber338

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    I think a new barrel for the 7mm would be a very affordable upgrade to increase performance and accuracy, but to get out hunting with your son you'll also probably want 2 rifles. Your first thoughts of a new Sendero or weatherby magnum I think are on track. Or even being patient watching the classified adds here for a used 300. Lots of great deals pass through here for real shooters.