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Old 12-04-2006, 06:01 PM
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New .264 Win Mag, 700 Sendero-II

Well....

Sannie Claus came early this year.

I bailed my .264 Remington 700 Sendero-II Flutie out of layaway jail this morning.

It is identical to the Rem 700 VS-SF-II (Varmint special - stainless Fluted - II), except that it is on the long action - even the stock is identical.

Like any kid with a new toy, as soon as I got it home, I took it apart. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

First off... it IS fitted with the new 2006 trigger, and the trigger, out of the box is SIXTY OUNCES - Yup - that's less than 4 pounds for a Remington rifle - the company that invented the 10 pound trigger in a factory rifle. Say your prayers, cuz hell is about to freeze over.

There is no creep and a very tiny bit of over travel. I will probably lighten it this winter when I know more about the trigger... but I could live with it the way it is.

The 2006 trigger is very different than the old one, and 'smiths will take some time to get used to it. It is a very good improvement over the old one.

The finish is that of fine wire brushed stainless, (not sand blasted)... not a high gloss, but not subtle either - this is not a "sneeking up stick". This is definitely a long range marksman's rifle.

The throat is fine... I can load the 95gr V-Maxs to touch the leade and still feed them in the magazine.

Usually I do a lot of work on a new rifle, but the only fiddling I did was bevel and polish the square leading edge on the magazine box so it would flow smoothly into the feed ramp on the action. Every thing else was fine.

The flutes have a black "stuff" in them, so the barrel has a striped "black and steel" look... I'm not a fan of flutes, as I think they are a fad and just for fashion... and for a "fashion statement", this is the cats ass... it is 9 yards of flashy.

I put a Leupold MK4-M3 on it, with MK4 rings, and Leupold QRW bases... when I get the drops, I'll have Leupold make a custom cam for it (BDC for your guys that are technically PC)...

Summery - I was real worried when I ordered it, cuz my last two Remingtons were both expensive disasters, but I friggin' LOVE THIS SENDERO!!

I don't think I can wait for spring time to shoot. I'll probably die of frost bite (it's in the 30's here), but I'm gonna shoot it soon as possible.


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Old 12-04-2006, 06:13 PM
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Re: New .264 Win Mag, 700 Sendero-II

Tell Santa Claus to bring me one too.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:15 PM
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I put in my order last March... showed up 6 weeks ago [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:23 PM
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Re: New .264 Win Mag, 700 Sendero-II

Congrats on the new toy! I have the same rifle in .300 Ultra and with 180 or 200 gr NAB it shoots lights out!
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:20 AM
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Thanks...

I whipped up some scratch loads tonight. I'm gonna try to get out for an hour or two next week and get some preliminary loads and see what the potential is.

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Old 12-05-2006, 03:50 PM
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Re: New .264 Win Mag, 700 Sendero-II

Catshooter ,

Good for you w/the remington ,I bought a new xr-100 22-250 about a year ago and have to say the fit and finish are second to none.It shot 1/2" groups on the first load developement test ,barrel broke in -in 40 rounds.
Wonder if remington will come out w/some different cartridges this year ? A 338 rum might sell well so they probably won't do that -oh well pipe dreams are fun.
Glad you're happy w/it and hope it shoots well -Mike
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:13 AM
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Re: New .264 Win Mag, 700 Sendero-II

Ol' Mike...

One of my recent Remington disasters was a .204 XR-100.

I bought one last March, and it shot 2"+ groups. It had a 1/2" gouge in the chamber wall.

I sent it back and Rem replaced the whole gun. New one shoots nothing in less than 1", most in 1.5"-ish.

I like the gun, and LOVE the XR-100 action but I'm wore out with it. I'm going to send it back and have the barreled action replaced in .223 (like I neeeed another .223, I have 6 of the little pests) - more money down the drain.
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