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Old 12-15-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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I'm thinking buying a 300 win mag model 700 sendero. What scope and ammo configuration would be best for Target an deer hunting.

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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I got a buddy who shoots 180gr Hornady Spire Points and 4350 powder and seems pleased as pie with it. Scope is all personal preference. I have a 6-24 Vortex Crossfire on my 7mm Rem Mag Sendero because I was on a budget but it is very good glass for the money.

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How's the recoil on the 300 win mag and the 7mm REM mag. Is it lighter than the sporter rifles or the same

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How's the recoil on the 300 win mag and the 7mm REM mag. Is it lighter than the sporter rifles or the same
recoil will be a little lighter than a sporter model due to weight, rule of thumb, lighter guns tend to have more felt recoil. heavier guns, absorb some of it. the 300 win. mag. has a bit more than the 7mm rem.mag. if you hunt with it, you won't pay as much attention to the recoil, but if you plan on using it for target shooting, give some serious thought on reloading and using slower burning powders as this will help with felt recoil. another suggestion, if planning on using it for target shooting, consider a muzzle brake, it will also help with recoil.
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That what I was thinking, I'm not scared of recoil. I just don't want to see a deer at 200, 300 yards an flinch an wound it. I'm not doubting myself on the shot, but I had it happen to me with my 270 weatherby mag thankfully I missed the deer. I rather miss than shooting a leg off.

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Magnums and target guns usually don't really match. Either do hunters and target guns. My .308HB target gun under went a scope change 2 years ago to make it more hunter friendly. It is still a heavy barrel, still has a bi-pod, same stock, but I replaced the 6-24x40mmAO scope for a 3-12x42mmAO. I really did not loose much overall. I gained a precision rifle that I can use for game.



I changed the stock on this 1955 Husqvarna '98. It is so much easier to shoot now, almost target.


Varmint guns and target are really close!

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There 2 beautiful guns you got there. I already own a 308 in a weatherby vangaurd, I love that gun.

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So why a Magnum target gun? Something in 6.5x55, 7x57, 7-08, .257 would be a great choice. Those long slender bullets are awesome for target and hunting. I'd love to build a 6.5-06 or a .25-06. The .257 Roberts is a great round. I still am looking for the rifle. If you reload they are very cheap and pack a big punch. Mid calibers including 6mm/.243 do great jobs at both. JMHO

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They all are great guns you just mentioned there, but if it came down where I was hunting deer or bear I like the harder hitting gun especially if it came to be a 200+ yards shot. I own a 7mm08 never shot it yet but plan to. I know that far of a shot is risky to take I prefer a 50 yard shot over a 200 yard shot. My first deer was taken at 200 yards with a 243 couldn't tell it was hit.

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So why a Magnum target gun? Something in 6.5x55, 7x57, 7-08, .257 would be a great choice. Those long slender bullets are awesome for target and hunting. I'd love to build a 6.5-06 or a .25-06. The .257 Roberts is a great round. I still am looking for the rifle. If you reload they are very cheap and pack a big punch. Mid calibers including 6mm/.243 do great jobs at both. JMHO
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They all are great guns you just mentioned there, but if it came down where I was hunting deer or bear I like the harder hitting gun especially if it came to be a 200+ yards shot. I own a 7mm08 never shot it yet but plan to. I know that far of a shot is risky to take I prefer a 50 yard shot over a 200 yard shot. My first deer was taken at 200 yards with a 243 couldn't tell it was hit.
jp, the 6.5x55 is a very nice little round and i had a chance this past summer to shoot one in a winchester m70, and i fell in love with it. this is one that has been put on my to get list! the 6.5-06 is one that i am having built now for a target rifle, and i cant wait for it to be finished.

7mm-08 if loaded with the correct ammo will have no problem on deer at 200 yards. the 7mm-08 rifle i have is the one that gets shot the most. this is one round that truly improved upon the 308 and IMO, the 308 is an excellent round. get that 7mm-08 out and shoot it. i reload more 7mm-08 ammo than any other i own. i have probably shot at least 500-600 rounds through mine in less than a year.
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