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Old 08-18-2011, 06:15 AM
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try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolated country

ok, the deal was and still is to build a longrange rifle in my country(new caledonia)(french pacific island) where there is any gunsmith, only gun salesmen.
And a place where the local tax for overseas rifle reach nearly 60% on US arms.

Since there is no gunsmith here to built me a custom longrange rifle, i wanted to buy on from oversea, but most of US custom longrange rifle cost around 3000 us$ and much more for some. Add to that price the oversea chipping rate + local tax+salesman profit marge(since we have to buy oversea rifle from local gunstore).

I end up with a nearly 7000us $ rifle+ 1000us $ scope= around 8000us $ for custom rifle who cost only 3000$ in the US!!!!!

The point here is there isn't any cheap solution for hunters who live in expensive and very remote country.

So what i did , i bought a new remington sendero sfII in 300 win mag(cost 2500 us$ here!!), send the gun to a machinist to thread the barrel to install tikka t3 tactical muzzle brake.

I did myself the trigger work on the x-mark cheat pro trigger to make it as light as possible.

buy and install a IOR 2.5-10x42 ffp scope with leupold tactical ring.

That all i can do without ANY GUNSMITH IN THE COUNTRY.

Total cost: 2500 the sendero+1200 the scope+120 the muzzle brake+150 work labbor for the thread+170 the bi-pod= 4140 us $ for a simple sendero!!


NOW LETS GAMBLE, WHAT IF the NEW SENDERO DOESN'T SHOOT WELL OUT OF THE BOX?


I will send(if i can do it!) a photo of the goups i made at 200 meters, after 50 shots in the barrel so far. Using 180 grains federal power shock, the cheaper ammo i find for barrel braking purpose.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolate country

Nice rifle sorry you have to go thru so much red tape to get a gun. The sendero is Remington top gun out of the box. I am sure once you start reloading your group will get better.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolate country

That is great!! I am glad it worked out for you! Happy Shooting!!



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Old 08-19-2011, 06:46 AM
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Re: try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolated country

Thank, i will start into reloading process as soon i will save some money for all the reloading tools needed.
So far i shot federal ammo soft point on paper target, and i use the federal premium trophy bond tip for hunting not the best B.C in 180 grains but it is all i can get here in the local store
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:12 AM
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Re: try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolated country

That is a very decent group for the ammo you are using sir. I bet that once you start reloading you will be very pleased indeed. Good to hear that gamble worked out for you!

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Old 08-20-2011, 01:08 AM
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Re: try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolated country

what is there to hunt on a french pacific island?
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:26 AM
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Re: try to built a good longrange rifle from a very isolated country

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what is there to hunt on a french pacific island?
Your ignorance is overwhelming. FMD. Just some of the best Rusa hunting in the world.
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