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Old 02-18-2003, 07:16 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Correct, I believe the Sendaro's like the Remmington 40XB's use a little higher quality barrels than the standard thin barrel sporter..
Just Like Rugers, there standard barrels are crap, the ones on the target/varmit model are a little better...
I would buy the Sendaro, and not look back.. I've not heard a bad thing said about them for accurcy...
if it's not too intrusive, how much is he asking? how many rounds though it??

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Old 02-19-2003, 11:17 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Hi Scott

The best p[rice you can get a Sendero for in the UK is just under 700 sterling. The price for the rifle I'm looking at is 500. The rifles was bedded and the trigger reworked by the UK importer of Tooley rifles. The price includes Talley mounts, Redding Dies, 100 Nosler heads, Cases, cleaning brushes, rod, etc. The rifles in 'as new' condition and has only fired 30 rounds. It has been solely used for deer stalking.
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Old 02-19-2003, 06:20 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

UK Varminter,
I own and operate a gun shop here in the U.S. I have yet to see a sendero that didn't shoot good. I'd go for it!

Good Luck!
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Old 02-26-2003, 08:37 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

UK Varminter,

I have a Remington 700 Sendero in 25-06 and it shoots really good. Well under .5 MOA with good handloads, even with 115 Grain Nosler Partitions.

Great gun!
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:37 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Hi DWM

What powder and weights do you use for your handloads? I bought the rifle but now i'm going to have to work up some accurate loads for it.

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Old 02-27-2003, 07:31 PM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Started with H4831SC. It worked well. Case not full enough for me though.

Then thought that since I had 8 pounds of Hodgdon Retumbo laying around for the 7mm RUM I would give that a try. (Going for max load density.)

Here goes:

Rem 700 Sendero Stainless Fluted
26" Barrel
Factory trigger adjusted to ~2 pounds
Leupold 6.5x20 50 mm LTR
Standard 30 mm Leupold mounts

Hodgdon data for a 25-06 with Retumbo (24" barrel) states:

117 GR. HDY SPBT (Starting Loads)
DIA. .257
COL: 3.165"

RETUMBO 56.0 grains 2876 fps 44,600 CUP

117 GR. HDY SPBT (Maximum Loads)
DIA. .257
COL: 3.165"

RETUMBO 60.5C grains 3079 fps 50,700 CUP

First thing was to find where the lands were. Got out the Stoney Point and figured out what depth to seat the bullets. (0.005 off the lands.)

Also, all brass was fire formed, trimmed, neck turned, and only neck sized.

Started with 58.0 grains Retumbo and worked my way up to 60.5 grains.

Using Fed GM 210 Match large rifle primers.

Shooting Chrony said the average velocity with 60.5 grains Retumbo was 3135 fps. Max velocity spread was 23 fps over 10 shots.

115 grain Nolser BT or Partition shoot almost exactly the same. Didn't move the seating die. It also likes the 85 and 100 grain Nosler BTs. (85 grainers will go 3350 fps out of this rifle.)

Don't start at the max load, your chamber may be different. Work your way up to max.
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:22 AM
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Re: Remington Sendero 25-06

Thanks

I don't know if the retumbo is available in this country but I'll find out. The 10 fps spread must translate to one accurate load downrange. The H4831sc is available and that was the route I was thinking of going. Viht 140 is popular here for the lighter bullets and Viht 160 for the 100 grain plus heads. They're both good powders but don't give the velocities of hodgdons. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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