Re: anyone know about the browning a bolt 2 long range hunter?
I would not by a Sendero if I were you......At least not a new one! As everyone knows the older Remington's quality was amazing, especially that of the Sendero. But listen to this:
Two of my closest friends and I decided to get into long range shooting about a year ago. We have always hunted and practiced at long range however, we wanted to step it up a bit. Although, I had heard a few folks say Remington's quality had dramatically decreased, I believed the Sendero would still be a great rifle as it is one of their "long range rifles." We'll I was wrong! Out of the three only one was free of major defects. The first rifle my friend Curt purchased. Curt is an experienced reloader as am I. After having issues getting the gun to group he had it bedded and purchased a new trigger. The rifle continued shooting terrible. He took it to a gun smith who found a major defect in the barrel. I had a similar issue with mine. I couldn't get it to group at all. I mean it was all over the place no matter what I loaded. I also had mine bedded. I ended up taking it to Cabelas to have their gun smith look at it. The smith took one look down the barrel and said, "what the hell happened." He grabbed a rifle off the shelf and had me look Down the barrel. Then he had me look down my Sendero barrel. Well, it looked like someone took a hand chisel to the inside of my barrel. It was an obvious defect from the factory. This was similar to my friend Curts barrel besides he actually had a small are in the middle of his barrel that was missing riflings. We both contacted Remington and they said because we had the rifles bedded "modified" the warranty was most likely voided. What? That has nothing to do with the barrel. I'm currently trying to work with Remington, but I'm telling you it has not been a good experience. I learned a valuable lesson. We should have really checked those rifles out closely before we even shot them. I just thought a 1300 dollar rifle would be good to go. I cannot believe these rifles made it through quality control.
If I were you I would take a close look at the Browning Long Range if that's the price range you are looking at. I have a friend who bought one when they first came out and he loves it. Another buddy of mine purchased the Savage long range 111 and it shoots lights out. As for me I am having a custom rifle built right now and will never buy anything with the name Remington ever again.