Remington 700 Sendero ( out of box accuracy good or bad)
I am looking at a 300 RUM model 700 sendero. I have never owned a remington so I am not sure about their accuracy from the factory. I know the 700 action is hard to beat, but how accurate and durable are the barrels? I hope that someone can give me some good insight into this type of rifle. One more question, if accuracy is good but not great what things can I do to the gun to make it a great shooting and highly accurate rifle behond 1000 yrds? Thanks guys this websight has taught me a lot and I hope that you can educate me even more with your knowledge of these questions.
If you have done the research you will know that the odds are you will get one with acceptable accuracy. Shooting at 1k or more has more to do with skill than a super accurate .2 MOA rifle. While it is true that an accurate rifle is the only one worth having it is also paramount to have the prerequisite skill sets to use it properly. My thought is to buy the rifle and you will wear out a tube or two before you can truly understand what I am saying. I have rifles that shoot much better than I am able and that is very important esp. at 1k. Why-----easy answer if you are making adjustments for conditions let’s say, the rifle, ammunition, rest, and or the shooter must be up to the task or it is all for naught. Guessing is not the best way to put lead in the target whatever it is.
Find someone who can teach you the correct way to do the above and you will be very satisfied with your shooting.
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They generally have good out of the box accuracy. It is a good idea to skim bed them. You also need to work up the factory trigger or replace with a good after market. Do these things, add great optics and you'll be happy.
Mine shot well out of the box. I have 2 Sendero's in 300 RUM and have made changes to both for better accuracy. I changed out the factory triggers with jewell triggers, Skim bedded the actions, Proper barrel break in, Final Finish rounds by Tubbs, And spend money for good optics. One will shoot .325 MOA and the other is right at .275 MOA. I have Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50 on both. I have the Holland reticle on all my scopes as well. My longest kill to date was a cow elk at 1092 yards. Have killed many animals between 500-800 yard range and dispatched a prarie dog at 873 yards with my RUM. I love this cartridge. I also use the tubbs throat maintence kit every 200-250 rounds just to help out barrel life.
Hope this helps.