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Old 02-16-2003, 01:15 PM
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Remington Sendero 25-06

Hi

I'm just getting into this long range hunting business and would appreciate some honest advice.

I have an opportunity to buy a Remington Sendero in 25-06 calibre at about two thirds of the cheapest UK new price. The rifle is about 2 years old, has been professionally bedded and had custom trigger work. It's fired very few rounds and comes complete with Talley mounts, Redding dyes, cases, heads, etc.

I intend to use it for varmints and deer.

I would appreciate any thoughts or opinions.

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Old 02-16-2003, 02:12 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

When I was looking to buy a 25-06, I had a Sendaro on order, bought the rings and all that... Then found out no one had them, this was back in or around 1993 (don't remember exactly year), and was on backorder... I ordered a Ruger M77 Target Varmit in 25-06 with 26 inch Stainless steel bbl... I beded it... preped 20 brass, fireformed one shot, cleaned etc etc...

The gun shoot 1/2 MOA, but you have to let it cool down 3-4 min between shots.. Ruger uses cheap steel.. that I think warps more than others...

Remington is a much better choice I think..
The Ruger coems with nice Rings, but they will not work with a 50mm scope bell like I use... I could have sent them back and got replacments, but went ahead and bought leupold extra high ringsfor my 6.5-20x50mm leupold matt AO scope..

The 25-06 I think is a great one, the 6.5-06 has heavier longer bullets with much better BC... but for varmits, coyotes, deer, the 100-115 grain bullets are great, launching a 115 at 3200 fps with a Berger 115 VLD BC drag of .522, pretty flat shooting out to 400-500 yards.. velocity at 3200 fps may seem nil to the 22-250's but by 300 yards, the 115 VLD is actually faster than 90% of the hot fast 22 centrfires at the same range, even though they started at 3800-4100 fps..
I plan to maybe re-barrel mine, and I'm going back to the 25-06 (standard, maybe tighter neck) with a longer barrel and muzzle break......
good luck

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Old 02-16-2003, 02:13 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

SORRY for dbl posts
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Old 02-17-2003, 11:41 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Thanks for your help Scott. I like the rifle but what worried me was I read in some of the forums that Remington were using cheap barrels on their rifles. I don't know if it's true or not but it was enough to make me think twice.
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Old 02-18-2003, 12:11 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

The Sendero's that I have are nice shooters. The barrels are pretty heavy and seem to be of a higher quality than Remington uses on the ADL and BDL's. As with any new firearm quality is a coin toss, sometimes you get lucky. Worst case is you have a good platform to build a custom rifle.

In any event Good Luck,
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Old 02-18-2003, 12:40 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

UK,
What about these guys for a future replacement barrel...
http://www.border-barrels.com/homepage.htm
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Old 02-18-2003, 04:24 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Thanks for the advice Guys

I'm going to take the plunge and buy it. I'm on a tight budget but I'll see what type of shooter I've got first but look at the custom barrel route when funds permit.


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