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Old 04-02-2009, 11:17 AM
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Re: remington 700 sendero questions

Also, the stock currently on your rifle is about the best stock in the world (barring perhaps the mcmillan htg) for general shooting and hunting. Why would you sell it? Is there something you don't like about it? If so, i want it so don't let it go in the garbage. We can talk price later, but HS precision makes a great stock.

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:48 PM
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Re: remington 700 sendero questions

The stock is great.. Looks great, feels great, and the recoil pad is amazing.. the reason i want to get the accuracy international is for looks and functionality. I do alot of deer hunting but i dont walk much. if a stock cold increase accuracy just a little bit i wouldnt mind the extra weight.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:18 PM
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Re: remington 700 sendero questions

I dont know how you can improve on the HS stock much except maybe skim bed the one you have.

Sendero's have a great out of the box rep. I've just got a used one (300 RUM)that will supposidly shoot a 1" group @ 350 yds with factory ammo. That works out to .3 MOA @ 350 yds and that's as good as most customs.

If I were you, I would shoot it before doing anything to it, other than maybe a trigger job as suggested. If you have the new SF II, then I believe it comes with about a 3 1/2 lb factory trigger which is crisp but a little heavy. You'll need to take it to a gunsmith to adjust it.

I wouldn't do anything more to it than that before firing it. You might actually negatively affect it's accuracy by getting another drop in stock?

For looks and functionality, I like the HS stock, but that's just me.

Shoot your rifle... if it's a tack driver, dont mess with it. When you need a new barrel then you can consider other options

JMHO

-MR

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Old 04-02-2009, 02:30 PM
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Re: remington 700 sendero questions

I have shot boxes through it, all factory ammo.. remington ultra core lokt 140gr shells. im not the most stable shooter and i dont have a vice to shoot out of so i was using a bipod and i got it to shoot 1.5 in at 300 yards and 5 holes to overlap at 100 yards. i cant imagine what it would be like if i had a gun vice to put it in so i couldnt move. i have the first generation of sendero so the trigger is heavy.. i was thinkin about puttin a jewel trigger in. I will try my rifle out deer hunting a couple times before i change too much. i checked out the kampfield website and love the looks of a fluted bolt with a bigger knob. at the range the rifle shoots great.. and barrel life isnt that big of a deal with me.. if i have to rebarrel about every 5 years the accuracy and power of the 7mm RUM is def worth it. i am thinkin about zero my rifle at either 250 or 300 yards. ill take some pics of some early range targets that i saved and put them up
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:37 PM
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This first shot was my very first time ever shooting a 7mm ultra mag.. the only rifle i ever shot before was a 270 so the kick kinda surprised me.

i also had the scoped cranked at 20x so my eye was real close to eyepiece and got smacked a few times.. so i was flinched and other bad stuff so the groups not too great.

this target is 100yards



this next target is 300yards. the two shots are abut 1 1/2 in apart

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Old 04-02-2009, 03:43 PM
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Re: remington 700 sendero questions

I have the old trigger as well and it breaks fairly light and very crisp. It's very close to my Sako M85 which is set for 2 lb.

By the description of your shooting experiences, it sounds like you have a very accurate rifle. If you work on your techniques, I'm guessing you could tighten things up a bit.

Again, if it was me, I would work with what I have and tweek it a little, like maybe a new trigger, work up a good custom handload, maybe a skim bed job, and work on your shooting techniques. I'm thinking that you should easily get consistant sub .5 MOA results.

When my Sendero burns out and I get a new barrel, I'll get the action blue printed and reciever trued, bolt worked on, trigger, etc. and put another Sendero contour on in a match grade barrel.

Good shooting and keep us posted on your progress.

-MR
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:33 PM
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Re: remington 700 sendero questions

You might try ANY other brand of ammo, haha. Please, anything but remington. Great rifles, not so great ammo, but hey... it looks like its working for you, so its your call. I agree with montana. Leave well enough alone on the stock situation.

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