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Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

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Unread 06-24-2009, 03:24 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

I have the same accuracy problem whit my rem700 xcr 338rum, have fired 512rounds. And accuracy is wery bad. I bought this rifle for logrange shooting and hunting. But cant use it for this.
I have sako75, tikka t3, sauer 200str, rem700sps and they all go sub-moa.

I think remington must have bad barells, so now im loocking for new barell

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Unread 06-25-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

My Sendero in 7RM will shoot .5 MOA with the Bergers, but it took a lot of time to get the seating depth figured out.
It will not group with them jamed into the lands, it likes them .040 off the lands. With RL-22 it will how .5MOA to 500yds. I have not tried it further.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 07:18 AM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

Before you get too bent out of shape about your barrel,you should do one of the simplest things,bed your action.I have a Sendero with a laminated wood stock.That thing is a shooter.I took the stock off to adjust the trigger and my accuracy went to hell after that.I could not get it to shoot worth a darn anymore.I even bought a HS Precision Sendero stock and tried that,but I still wasn't getting the accuracy I once had.I bedded the action on the HS stock and bingo!that did it.So I put the laminated wood stock back on and bedded the action on it too.My accuracy is now restored and will print nice little clovers again.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 09:26 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

I'm fairly new to the long range shooting. I bought a sendero II in the 300 RUM. A good friend of mine has the same gun, and loads all of our ammo. Mine is sighted in from 100 to 1000 in 100 yard increments. Most of the shooting we have done has been from 500 to 1000 at ten inch steel plate targets. For fun today I shot a three round group at 200 yards. At 200 yards it shot a .7moa. I'm pushing a 210g Berger VLD with 92g of H1000. I do all of my shooting off a bipod shooting prone.
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Unread 06-27-2009, 12:40 AM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

rk317, what is your COL with 210grs VLD?
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Unread 06-27-2009, 07:47 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

Bigbutt, The only thing I have to measure with at my house is a standard tape measure. Using a standard tape measure the over all length is 3 11/16 inches.
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Unread 06-27-2009, 08:44 PM
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Re: Rem. 700 Sendero Accuracy

You're getting a lot of good advice here, but no one has gone over the basics....

1. Check every screw and bolt on the rifle and make sure they are secure. If you have a torque screwdriver, torque your action screws to 65in. lbs.. Torque your scope bases to 25in. lbs. If your rings are steel, torque them to 25in. lbs too. If they are aluminum, torque them to 15-20in. lbs.

2. Insure your barrel is free floating. Starting at the muzzle, wrap a dollar bill around the barrel and run it up the barrel torward the action. It should move smoothly to within about 1" of the recoil lug. If it does not, if there's a point where it drags, or just flat out stops, take the action out of the stock and remove the obstruction - this can be accomplished with a file, sand paper or dremel tool. Then put your action back (torqued to 65in. lbs.) and check the float of your barrel again.

3. Check yor bore. Stick a bore light in both ends of the barrel. Put the light in the chamber end, make sure your throat looks clean and does not have any visible flaws. Look closely at the bore of your rifle - you're looking for flaws or inconsistancies. Next put the light in from the muzzle end and repeat the examination from this end. Also, be sure to examine the crown closely - make sure there are no flaws or inconsistancies.

4. Another way to check your a few rounds and look at your crown. Does the exiting gas and particles leave a consistent/even pattern on the crown? it should.

5. Examine your shooting set-up. Although your sendero stock should be pretty stiff, be sure nothing is putting torque on your stock.

If your rifle passes all these tests you can attempt to work with this rifle - I would bed the action and recrown the barrel. The next alternative will be to rebarrel the rifle and bed the action.
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