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Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

 
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:40 PM
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Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

Is there a difference in the actions? I'm looking to get a rifle as a donor, so the barrel wont matter. If I buy a Sendero is there something upgraded in the action or is it trued, or would I just be paying extra money for the stock?
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:58 PM
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Re: Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

Same.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:00 AM
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Re: Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

Like MMERS said, same action, different barrel, stock, and designation. It does seem, however, that the Senderos were put together with slightly more care and attention to details. I have seen 700's that wouldn't group well, but I've never seen a Sendero that wouldn't shoot, unless the barrel was shot-out.

If you're looking to build a rifle, the cheapest way possible would be to buy an SPS and go from there with an aftermarket barrel, and have the action trued.

However, you could always buy a Sendero and just have the action and barrel shoulder and threads trued for straightness and it should be a 1-holer if you get a good smith that knows his stuff. My smith knows how to make a "factory" Remington with a heavy barrel shoot. He trues the action and barrel, then beds everything into a good aftermarket stock, and then reinstalls them and somehow it shoots 1-hole groups.

Just my opinions and experiences.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:19 AM
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Re: Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

I have one of the older Sendero's in .270 Win. No flutes and older HS stock.

I bedded the lug and rear tang. That was it. Shoots well with hand loads. It's about all I can afford in a long range rig.

If you are going to work on it, I wouldn't spend the money on the Sendero at least without shooting it first. I don't think they need it. I think Remington gives it pretty good QC.

I have been looking at the 5r in 300 WM though.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:10 AM
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Re: Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

If you're set in Remington 700 action, checkout http://www.nwactionworks.com/#!group-buy/c1uug for their group buy offering.

ADDED: OOPS, my bad, just noticed, it ended 30 Nov. :(
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:23 PM
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Re: Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

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I have one of the older Sendero's in .270 Win. No flutes and older HS stock.

I bedded the lug and rear tang. That was it. Shoots well with hand loads. It's about all I can afford in a long range rig.

If you are going to work on it, I wouldn't spend the money on the Sendero at least without shooting it first. I don't think they need it. I think Remington gives it pretty good QC.

I have been looking at the 5r in 300 WM though.

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