which 300 RUM?

skandlus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2009
Messages
92
Im lookin for a 300 RUM, but want to use it within the next month for my hunt... with considerations to its recoil, weight, ballistics and a budget of about $1K, which model would be the better rifle? is going with the light SPS and $500 worth the bruise its gonna put on my shoulder? or is the Sendero worth the extra $$$ and weight?
 

MontanaRifleman

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 21, 2008
Messages
6,194
Location
South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Definitely go with the Sendero. You will get batter accuracy and less recoil. The recoil in the Sendero will also be huge. I use a limbsaver slip-on recoil pad to deal with it. Works like a champ, and it matches the stock... cant hardly tell it's there. Still need to keep that butt snug into the shoulder pocket or else you will get quite a jolt.

Mark
 

RFears

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2009
Messages
58
I love mine but im gonna put a brake on it after shooting it for two years, gotta have it, have a .308 Warbird with a brake on it, does not kick. Not sure what kind gotta look....
 

RFears

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2009
Messages
58
BTW, its a Sendero, have another thats lighter, shoots pretty good, not a rifle for shots over 500, Sendero is. Hope that helps....
 

Kapow

Member
Joined
May 23, 2009
Messages
15
My vote is for the Sendero, but if that means that you need to cut back on the scope I say then go for the SPS. Get the best glass you can afford!
Even with the SPS you still have the 700 action to build on in the years to come. Just a thought.
 

Chas1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2009
Messages
3,557
+1 Sendero. Have 300 RUM w/scope approx 9.5lbs, no brake no recoil pad nor do I like recoil that much. While it does kick... for me it's manageable up to about 15 rounds,,,had my fun:) and then I put it down till the next time.
 

RFears

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2009
Messages
58
When i do lots of shooting, i use a DFT Lead Sled. Love it, no recoil and u have the ability to sight anything u choose without the shoulder pain. I shoot a 30-378, 338-378, 300 ultra etc. No problem man....
 

Overkill338

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2008
Messages
1,172
Location
Virginia
My choice is the Sendero also. I just picked mine up on Tuesday. Recoil does not seem much worse than my .338 Win Mag, but it does need to be held firmly.

 

Chas1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2009
Messages
3,557
Tang, nice rig. what scope are you using? Just curious what's the total weight w/scope, by pod etc?
 

Overkill338

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2008
Messages
1,172
Location
Virginia
The scope on it is temporary for photo shoots, it is a Bushnell Banner 6-24x40. Total weight with bipod and scope is just shy of 12 lbs.
 

Chas1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2009
Messages
3,557
mine's at 9.5lbs no pad, no brake, i'm good for about 15 rounds then that's enough.
 

head2h2o

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2008
Messages
75
Go with the Sendero. It has much more going for it like a better stock, barrel, weight, etc. Unless you just want to do a custom build after the season, I would not think twice about the SPS.
 

Trending threads

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top