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Old 11-28-2010, 10:09 PM
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300 RUM Sendero

Looking at getting a 300 RUM. My question is what needs to be done to the remington Sendero to make it a better shooter if anything. Or is it better to just build a fully custome rifle. I was figuring i could build a fully custom rifle for 2500-3000. Or buy a Sendero for 1400 and do whatever needs to be done and be a little cheaper but would it shoot as well? I dont see the purpose of buying a whole new rifle just to use the action when you can buy an action for the same price.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Sendero

I bought a used sendero in 7 RUM for about $800 and plan to eventually re-barrel it with a quality barrel. You can probably also sell the stock if you don't like it, but they are not bad for a starting point. I would go for a used one, see what you like and don't like about the rifle, and put that extra money into the parts. First thing I did was put on a brake. If you find out you really don't like it, It will probably be easier to get rid of a sendero than to get your money back out of a custom rifle.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:37 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Sendero

Also what about the Tactical Long range rifle from remington. Is it better or worse then the Sendero?
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:47 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Sendero

+1 on the used Sendero! I've done that twice now and will do it again.

I had a Krieger put on the old 25-06, it has an aluminum bedding block but I had it skim bedded after reading opinions here, also had the factory trigger tweaked down to 2.5lbs.
It shoots far better than I do.

I had a new style Sendero in.223 I had the bedding and trigger work done on that one too.
I wish I hadn't let that one get away.

Going to do at least one more!

One caveat tho, the J locks on the new style are hated by most,with good reason.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:23 AM
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Re: 300 RUM Sendero

First off either find a good smith and have them work the trigger over or get a timney or a jewell, I went with a jewell because the smith I first went with would not take the trigger below 3lbs, some say thats plenty for hunting, I say use what ever your comfortable with. I have my jewell set at about 12oz and love it. I also went with a nightforce 20moa rail and rings. The next thing you need to decide on is the bullets your going to shoot. My gun did not like bergers, it likes accubonds, barnes TTSX and 208gr A-Max. Then comes powders, Retumbo, H1000, RL25, RL22. Now if you decide to shoot 180gr accubonds then the powder that seems to work the best is IMR4350. I have put alot of rounds down mine. If your going to use longer ammo then you have to consider the wyatt extended box magazine, very easy to install. You might also consider a removeable magazine box, I am thinking about that for mine, some people will say put a muzzle brake on, well I had the first smith I used put one on and he messed it up real bad, its being cut off as we speak. I don't think the recoil is that bad. When the barrel is finally shot out I will go with a 28 inch broughton. You will find you either like the palm swell or you hate it. Myself I am on the fence with that one. There are some nice light stocks to consider. You will also want to get a bipod for it and a really comfortable sling. There is so much more I could tell you about it, if you have any certain questions you want to ask me, feel free to shoot me a PM.

Good luck
Chuck N.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:31 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Sendero

I added a D.E. cheek piece, and it is some of the best money that i have spent on shooting...
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:40 PM
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Re: 300 RUM Sendero

Bota, thank you for adding that one, I want to get one also but my gun is back in the smiths shop being reworked from the first smith that screwed it up. Did you put the cheek piece on yourself??? does not look too hard to do. Thats my next addon to my sendero.
Chuck
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