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Diabolus
01-08-2007, 6:53 AM
Rifle for sale as follows:

Remington 700 PSS .300 win mag
Badger Ordnance one piece base
Badger Ordnance rings
Night Force NSX 5.5-22-56 scope w/ NP-1RR reticle
Butler Creen Lens Covers
Carlos Hathcock sniper sling and swivels
Harris bench rest bipod
Rifle case

He is asking $2400 for the rifle, what do you guys think about the price and the rifle - all opinions are welcome, this will be my first .300 win mag.

It is brand new never fired.

scootergmc
01-08-2007, 8:54 AM
ask here: www.snipershide.com

Diabolus
01-08-2007, 9:27 AM
Thanks I just posted the question.

If anyone else has advice I would appreciate it.

Fjold
01-08-2007, 9:41 AM
It's a nice rig and a real good deal for the money. It depends on what use you're going to put it to. It's not the sort of gun to shoot longrange matches with, like F class, high power, etc. If you just want to play tacticool it will work.

Diabolus
01-08-2007, 10:17 AM
I am being told I should stick with a .308 caliber - everyone is saying that the recoil is tough to manage.

Anyone have experience with a .300 win mag?

rayra
01-08-2007, 10:43 AM
The recoil issue of a .300winmag depends totally on you. The only other related factor is the quality of your long-range marksmanship beforehand. A person is not likely to shoot a .300winmag enough to greatly improve their accuracy.

Bottom line question - Do you shoot well enough to get the most from this expensive package?
Expensive firearms don't always make better marksmen, but they do make poorer ($) marksmen.

You could get almost the same firearm performance for $1000 less. I don't see any reason to pay such a price ($2400).

ocabj
01-08-2007, 10:43 AM
.300 Win Mag is not a target gun. It has good long range accuracy, but it's not well suited for long range precision shooting anymore. If you want a long range bolt gun that is a throat burner, then you're better served with the 6.5x284. Better cartridge, same barrel life.

Another long action cartridge that is better for long range shooting would be a 6.5x55 in either vanilla Swede or AI. Longer barrel life than a 6.5x284 or 300 Win Mag.

If you want a short action cartridge, then .308 is the typical 'long range' cartridge. .260 Remington is another option. 6mmBR is probably the hot cartridge everyone is going to.

Personally, if I wanted to shoot a long range bolt gun for accuracy, it would be a 6mmBR. I've read too much about this cartridge and what it has done and can do. It's fairly cheap to reload for and has a lot of good components available (particularly Lapua brass and plenty of 6mm bullets). I wouldn't want to reload for .300 Win Mag. Good brass is expensive ($100 for 100ct Lapua) and you're packing the powder in it.

Fjold
01-08-2007, 10:57 AM
Recoil is subjective. What's bad for some is nothing for others. For a new shooter the 300 Win Mag is too much but the gun as it is specc'ed is fairly heavy so it should soak up some of the felt recoil. But saying that, my 8.5 Lb 300WSM recoils more viciously than my 10+ Lb 375 H&H magnum.

The 308 is many times better for a new shooter to learn long range shooting on and a 223 is even better because of the low cost ammunition and the fact that you'll shoot it a lot more because of the low recoil.

My long range target gun is a 6.5x284 and I own a 300WSM, a 308 and 223's.

naimad
01-08-2007, 11:00 AM
I am being told I should stick with a .308 caliber - everyone is saying that the recoil is tough to manage.

Anyone have experience with a .300 win mag?

I would go with a 308 cal 300 win mag to me is not fun to shoot id rather shoot 308 30/06 or my 375h&h mag all day long not the .300 win mag just my opinion 308 is cheaper to

scootergmc
01-08-2007, 11:55 AM
I am being told I should stick with a .308 caliber - everyone is saying that the recoil is tough to manage.

Anyone have experience with a .300 win mag?

I read the thread, and would listen to what they're saying.

5968
01-08-2007, 12:00 PM
It is a decent set up, but I would go with a 308 instead for the reasons already stated. Good luck with what ever you decide to get.

naimad
01-08-2007, 12:19 PM
look in the sales forum remington 700 fs