Originally Posted by King Bama
You are exactly right. My gun dealer and I went thru the inventory today and the Remington R5 .300 and the Remington Sendero .300, both with 26" barrels, have moved to the forefront. I like a heavy gun and those two fit the bill. You guys are helping alot and I appreciate it! By the way, I am a bowhunter and handgunner. This will only be the third rifle I have purchased in my 55 years. If you ever need advice with a handcannon, I'll be honored to repay this favor.
I have a Sendero 300WM that is extremely accurate, it is very hard to beat. If I were to want to go even longer, it would really take a big 338 to make a difference that matters for me.
It was mentioned that a std round like the 7-08 and the 7RM would not be
that diff in trajectory & the advantage is using heavier bullets. That is the main advantage as it gives you better long range accuracy via higher BC bullets. This esp. matters in wind drift, the diff. is significant, also retained energy. But even with the same weight bullets, for ex. a 140gr. in 7-08 vs the same bullet the wind drift diff. is more important than the traj. diff & the bullet will expand further out, but this advantage must be weighed with more dramatic results up close, hence the need for smart bullet selection.
Get that 300 & enjoy!