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Remington M-700 Sendero in 7mm Rem. Mag.

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Unread 04-12-2006, 06:26 PM
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Re: Remington M-700 Sendero in 7mm Rem. Mag.

Well, did you kill anything or just spend the whole trip taking a siesta under a mesquite tree.
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Unread 04-13-2006, 04:35 AM
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Re: Remington M-700 Sendero in 7mm Rem. Mag.

I believe the Sendero stocks have the integral bedding block, negating the need for pillars.
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Unread 04-19-2006, 10:09 AM
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I hunted with the new Sendero last week, shot a javelina with the rifle and a nice turkey with a new 870 turkey gun and their latest turkey load. The javelina was one shot, the turkey took two since I missed the first shot at about 25 yards. Guide said to wait till he makes some kind of turkey sound, gets his neck extended. I did and shot right over him. He took off like he was shot out of a canon, I just shucked another round in and let fly - fortunately that shot centered his head. He was a Rio Grande type turkey.
The real test for the Sendero was on a Nilgai bull and I have to tell you that although the rifle did its part, we could not find him. 246 yards standing head-on, I had watched him come across a big clearing to a water-hole for about twenty minutes. Time to go prone on the Harris, sandbags at the butt. Rock steady. 160 grain Swift A-Frame in a Rem. factory load, shoots excellent in this rifle. USO 1.8-10 scope set on ten. Bull was standing head-on, I put the crosshairs low on his neck. Estimated 9-10 inches of drop since the bullet dropped 6" at 200 from a 100 yard zero. Time to go through the basics, breathing, trigger control, crosshairs were rock still. Broke clean, he dropped like a stone, kicked a bit. I reloaded and stayed on him but could only see top of ribs as he fell in a bit of a low spot. This is where I blew it - I should have run closer and got a clear second shot. Or got up on the sticks and hit him again. I didn't and really regret not thinking that way. He got up, fell hard and I thought it was done. Not so, Nilgai are incredibly tough. He got up and headed to the bush wobbly, I missed my second shot. We searched for a long time in ugly heat, way too hot for me as I am not used to the humidity and 95 degree heat that day.

Have not lost an animal for a long time - not a good day. It happens, my mistake was not ensuring more hits - simple as that. They are not like most N. American animals, they are just tougher, take bullets differently. Only sure shot is a nervous system shot which I did the previous week with the T/C Pro Hunter.
I believe I may buy the Sendero, it is one sweet rifle. If I do I may get it skim bedded but it is shooting near or under the 1/2 inch mark now with ammo it likes. Nothing wrong with a 7 Rem mag. although I prefer my .308's since I use them so much.
Wish this was a better story but it happened. Next time I will handle the situation different.
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Unread 04-26-2006, 12:25 AM
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Re: Remington M-700 Sendero in 7mm Rem. Mag.

Ian M ,its good you got to go for a hunt with the new Sendero, the grate thing about hunting you just dont no whats gunna happen.
Remington need to make the Sendero in more calibers like 308 and in the new short mags. but the 300wm will have to the 300 ultramag is a overkill where i hunt.
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Unread 07-01-2007, 12:03 PM
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I have possession of the SF 2 7. MM and love it I regularly shoot 2-400yrds. And have killed a lot of paper and quit a bit of animals. In rain snow and 100 degree days I have nothing but praise…
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Unread 07-02-2007, 02:25 AM
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Re: Remington M-700 Sendero in 7mm Rem. Mag.


Welcome aboard!

I finally ended up buying a Sendero SF II last year, I'm also very happy with it. One of my sons took a young Elk at 470 yards with one shot and my other boy took his deer last year at 380 yards.
Thanks for posting and again welcome aboard!!!

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