Best factory rifle in 300.RUM for less then $1,000?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Va. deer hunter, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Va. deer hunter

    Va. deer hunter Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2004
    Any comments experiances or info would be greatly appreaciated...Thnx
     
  2. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Here's my 300RUM Sendero,I've got a 6.5-20x40 Leupold and Burris Signature Rings with Leupold Bases.Trigger is 2-1/2 lbs and a Harris Bipod.Where ya at in Va??I'm in Fredericksburg.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Pahunter

    Pahunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    136
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2004
    yeah ive heard alot of good about the sendero
     
  4. Va. deer hunter

    Va. deer hunter Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2004
    VSSF...Between Culpeper and Sperryville...What groupes are you getting?..Thnx
     
  5. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    This is the 9th,10th and 11th rounds out of it,Factory loads.So far i've only got 2 boxes through it,and 15 of those were last saturday.I got some brass ready to load today.Your not too far away,have to get together and burn some powder,You'd have your choice of 3 300RUM's to shoot,My brother has a BDLs/s synthetic and my buddy has a sendero that shoots really well too. [​IMG]
     
  6. Ceejack2

    Ceejack2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2001
    Hello fellas, I'm in Fredericksburg also. I have a 300rum in PSS with burris rings & a Burris Black Diamond 4x16x50. It shoots real good.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I don't mean this for the .300 RUM lovers to take offense but that is the worst kicking cartridge I have ever seen! I had an Rem LSS 300 UM until last week and sold it...problem solved! I guess I'm getting too old and I don't like being kicked badly anymore by anything.
     
  8. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,537
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2001
    Papa,
    You haven't shot my Ruger 416 WBY yet! [​IMG]

    This is why the used gun racks are filled with Ultra Mags for smokin deals, really no reson to by one new, heck, most of these used ones have less than one box of ammo through them, often they come with the left over box too! [​IMG]

    I think new, the Savage is the best bang for the buck. A custom barrel on a used action is the best route in my opinion. Pick your action, barrel, stock and smith and it should shoot better than any factory stick for a bit over the price of a Sendero, but built to your spec.

    I still like the Sendero's I've seen, they have grouped really well out of the box.
     
  9. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    733
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Savage
     
  10. Dr. John

    Dr. John Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    82
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2002
    I have the 300rum sendero and it is a very sweet shooter. I am using it on the bench primarily so I replaced the stock with the Choate Ultimate Sniper stock. epoxied about 6lbs of lead shot in the forend, the grip, and the cheekpiece. total gun weight...about 21 lbs. very, very comfortable to shoot. kicks way less than my son's 30-06 featherweight with light loads. I engineered some loops and shoulder straps for it so I can carry it like a backpack. I can haul that baby for miles this way. will never give up this rifle...love it.