Best 300 rum under $1000

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  1. Rugerman77

    Rugerman77 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Hey guys looking to buy a new rifle in 300 RUM. I like the looks of the Remington AWR but hard to find good reviews on the caliber. I prefer Ruger but not gonna be able to find one it doesn’t appear. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. toddlouis

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    remington 700 long range?
     
  3. CVCOBRA1

    CVCOBRA1 Well-Known Member

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    There is a Ruger 77 MII on Gunbroker in 300RUM now. Looks like new for 699.99
     
  4. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    R700 Sendero SFII if you shop around.
     
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    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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  6. Rugerman77

    Rugerman77 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thanks for the gunbroker tip! May get it for my dad because I’d like a 26” barrel. Any reports of the accuracy on the rems? I handload So I don’t mind to play with a load. Is the long range better than the sendero? I had one sendero that was.a hunk of junk and kinda burnt me out. But I’m open to anything as long as it a good shooter with minimum aftermarket work
     
  7. Rum Man

    Rum Man Well-Known Member

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    Buy the AWR !
    I have had most of the Remingtons in 300 ultra ! You should switch out the trigger first .
    Definitely would recomend the 300 and the 338 Ultra AWR !!
    but I might be a Rum Lover too !
    I'm not sure but I think I have shot over 1000 + rounds in the Rum !
    Shop the internet there is some great deals out there .

    Rum Man
     
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  8. moa_shooter

    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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    my dad had a long range in that same caliber and he could shoot 900+ yard and kill deer
     
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  9. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    I'd check armslist. You can often get then for far less then 1K.
    I bought an xcr model (barely shot) for 650. This leaves some room for upgrades.
    The AWR model had a short stock and wasn't very smoothe.
    Sendero line gives you the best probability of a shooter.

    The 300 rum causes flinching in a good deal of people. They will often be happy to get rid them.
     
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  10. Lee D

    Lee D Well-Known Member

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    With today's current quality control I would not buy a Remington 700 and expect for it to meet expectations and not require interventional work from a gunsmith. Solid platform to build off of, but the last 3 I have bought have all had major issues out of the box or would not hold a acceptable level of accuracy.
     
  11. Orange Dust

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    Sendero and 5R are Rem's most consistently accurate rifle outside the custom shop. Not all are, but your best shot in this price range. I have one that will shoot 3/4" or less with any bullet weight from 180-215 grains. Pretty consistent accuracy I'd say. Best loads are half that. After getting it you will need a new trigger and have to get the barrel threaded for a brake. If you haven't shot one, I cannot tell the difference between a braked RUM and an unbraked 7MM Weatherby Mark 5. Without a brake, they kick too hard to shoot well at long range. You can get a Sendero new for $1100 anywhere, and $1k if you shop hard. Another $300 for a trigger and a brake, and $150-200 for bases and rings. Caution against cheap bases and rings, They won't hold, get the good stuff. This really puts you up near $1600 plus the scope. You can do the exact same thing with a M700 long range for $500 less, and it may or may not shoot as well. Totally gambling. If you want to shoot heavy VLD bullets you will also need a Wyatts extended magazine box and new bottom metal if you still want a repeater. Another $300 installed. Makes the $2k rifles with guaranteed accuracy not look so bad. I went the Sendero route on my RUM and now have about $3k in the bare rifle, but I really don't regret it. I bought it for $1k and upgraded it over time. My new rifle I just bit the bullet and spent the $3k +some up front. They make a custom shop Sendero for $2k with a better stock, trigger, a lapped match barrel and guaranteed accuracy. Better deal if you like Remington. This is why there are so many Ridgelines around here. Just trying to be honest.
     
  12. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    if you can get your hands on an older savage 116 in 300 rum they are great, i have one and with factory barrel in a mdt stock i have shot several .6-.75 groups at 200 yards with reloads. 4" group at 760 yards. Mine is stainless and fluted and came with factory brake which i replaced.
     
  13. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    I need to add a tidbit about Remington's quality control while I am at it. When I got the brand new gun home it wouldn't even chamber a round without nearly beating the bolt shut. Demon was they didn't grind the extractor rivet down on the bolt enough. Fixed it in just a minute once I figured out what was wrong. Makes you wonder how they proofed the gun???? Maybe they just proof the barrel with a universal receiver somehow? While the Model 70 is "The Rifleman's rifle" The 700 is the "Tinkerers rifle". True story.
     
  14. martinakl

    martinakl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Just above your stated budget but a Browning Hells Canyon Long Range or the new Browning Max Long Range in 300 RUM might be worth a look. They come with muzzle brakes (threaded 5/8-24).

    About $1,100 for either one but with the brake already addressed, maybe worth it.

    Hells Canyon Long Range:
    https://www.browning.com/products/f...ction/x-bolt-hells-canyon-long-range-NDT.html
    Link doesn't show it as an option but Sportsman Warehouse has them online. Maybe didn't make the cut for the 2020 model year or something.

    Max Long Range:
    https://www.browning.com/products/f...t-production/xbolt-max-long-range-hunter.html
     
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