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Old 01-19-2014, 04:14 PM
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Re: 700p vs 700 sendero

Without the proper care, stainless will rust. Firearms and components for firearms are made of 400 series stainless steels which will rust. Dental and surgical tools and equipment are made of 300 series stainless steels, which is much more rust resistant but not suitable for firearms components. Don't blame it on the steel, blame the person who didn't give it proper care.
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Re: 700p vs 700 sendero

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Which would be better for a hunting application? From everything I can read they seem to be identical in potential for accuracy and the only difference seems to be stainless vs parkerized, B&C vs HS Precision stock, and fluted vs standard bull barrels.

The Sendero is .5lb lighter, but with a bipod/sling that's close to negligible. I had read some guys had experienced rusting with the Sendero. How is that possible with even marginal care? Isn't that the point of buying stainless? I'm thinking I'm going to go with the 700P but wanted to make sure there is nothing more than aesthetics that the $200 premium carries with the Sendero. Thanks!

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5lbs is a lot if you are carrying it very far. If you're not, then it's a bonus as long as you are shooting from a supported position because as a rule, heavier is steadier.

I wouldn't want either for a mountain rifle but I'd be perfectly content shooting either prone or from a supported position.

For a guy on a budget who isn't hung up on the aesthetics all else being equal the P is a great choice.
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Re: 700p vs 700 sendero

Again, thanks for the feedback. Is there any credibility in what I've heard about the police line having higher quality control or handpicked barrels over the rest of the 700 line? Also, the fluting cuts a half pound off the sendero, but as I'll be pausing between shots for cooling anyways is there any advantage in accuracy?
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Re: 700p vs 700 sendero

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Again, thanks for the feedback. Is there any credibility in what I've heard about the police line having higher quality control or handpicked barrels over the rest of the 700 line? Also, the fluting cuts a half pound off the sendero, but as I'll be pausing between shots for cooling anyways is there any advantage in accuracy?
No and no. The P is designed to meet the specs most departments are looking for but there's nothing particularly special about the P Line barrels.
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