Larry O. Has a good point.It might be wise to buy the Sendero and see how it shoots. You could get lucky and have pretty much what you want right out of the box. If it has a decent barrel(and Remington factory barrels run from fabulous to absolutely horrible)all you have to do is get it recrowned (Rem factory crowns usually aren't very good), have the bolt lapped, have a trigger job or replace it with a Jewell. And, rebed the barelled action. Yes, I know that the Rem H&S manufactured stock has v-block bedding, but it can be significantly improved upon by skim bedding it with a little Bisonite. Hart of PA does a good job tuning up factory Remingtons. If you decide to use the Rem factory barrel for a tomato stake or the overbore 300 RUM eats the throat there are a few other things to do while you are rebarreling and rechambering. Get the action threads recut and the action face squared. Even if your factory Sendero is a complete dog you will still (with luck)have at least two good parts of your custom rifle
--the action and the stock.
[ 10-03-2004: Message edited by: Crispin ]