Build off of a sendero

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by dahunta, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys im planning on turning a sendero in a .270 into a 300 wsm or maybe 325 and would like some info on the tools i need and maybe some instructions!a link or something that i could read would be greatly appreciated.my dad has done barrel jobs on several savage actions and i have tagged along and helped a little so we sorta know what to expect but have never done too much smithing on a remington.planning on buying a new barrel vice and and action wrench but would like some recommendations on brands and such that are best.thanks alot.
     

  2. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    a LINK -> coloradoschooloftrades.com would be good place for the info. you need.

    'Smithing' on a remington ain't nothing like screwing a barrel on a savage ,but you can do it .Good luck -Mike
     

  3. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    thanks ol mike.i know it willl definately be a new experience but im interested in learning bout it.any suggestions on where i should get a barrel from.was leaning towards a douglas from douglasbarrels.thanks for the help
     
  4. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    I have a douglas xx match barrel on my 22-250 -built by Micky Coleman -shot a 3" and a 3 1/2" group at 453yds lasered a while back and couldn't be happier w/ it.
    It's a solid 500yd coyote gun.

    This is just an opinion -i think many people [myself included] get tied up in reading posts here and other places online -about shooting itty bitty groups.
    A factory barrel in the hands of a skilled handloader compared to a top notch barrel [broughton rockcreek krieger shilen bartlien lilja obermeyer etc-etc] w/a so-so rifleman would be a toss up in accuracy.

    The douglas barrel i have shoots better than i do -what i'm getting at is don't go thinking you need a $4oo dollar barrel unless you are at the top of this game.A douglas or pac-nor will serve the hunter just fine.
    Also you can get them crowned,chambered ready to screw on.
     
  5. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    ol mike thanks for ur opinion.i would like to know where the line is that would "put me on the top of this game"!?.i sold a savage with a 24" sporter barrel to fund this project.the gun would shoot under a minute consistenly out to 800 yards.i mean, "i could shoot the gun under a moa out to 800".all that was added was a boyds thumbhole and a bed job.not really sure how to get "on top of this game" but im pretty sure a good route is keep feeding money into your equipment!this gun is going to be a toy that will mainly be plinkin plates and such with my dad and friends,along with an occasional moose hunt(or i would be lookin hard at the 6.5 creedmor).i have tagged along while my dad has put douglas barrels on several savage actions.all have pleased.at the moment im trying to decide between two of the contours from douglas: the heavy target(28") and the magnum target(30").if i needed a gun to hunt with i would definately go another route, but i really have all i need.this build is just a toy and i definately would like to build a gun that would out shoot me because it would be a shame to put the time and money in a gun that wont matchme, all to save a little money!
     
  6. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    By all means -if you don't mind spending the money get the best barrel you can.
    What i'm saying is -if i had a douglas barrel rather than a broughton on my 280 ackley i doubt i'd shoot any better under field conditions.Time behind the rifle is much more important than a higher dollar barrel.

    As for your first post -i'd go w the 300wsm over the 325 and 270 -- better bullet selection.A 300wsm shooting a 208amax or 210berger makes a great longrange set-up -especially on a long action rifle.
     
  7. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the post ol mike.read what i wrote earlier,didnt mean it to be 'jumpy'.
     
  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    There is one other possibility that might work for you.

    Shilen makes and sells pre chambered, threaded and contoured barrels.

    They chamber about .015 deep so that all you have to have is a lathe
    to take a little off of the sholder to headspace.(Simple)!!!!

    You can get a chrome moly or a stainless including there select match (this
    is the one I would recomend).

    Just a thought

    J E CUSTOM
     
  9. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    If the gun was a 270 winchester your going to need to open the bolt face and instal a sako extractor.
     
  10. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    HOLD ON!!

    Those rem 270 Sendero's are rather rare and can bring a fair price if they are in good shooting condition. I've had my eye out for a used 270 Sendero for over a year now, and haven't had a chance to grab one. If you decide to build a WSM sendero, I would reccomend selling the 270 (to me if possible), then picking up a sendero with the Magnum bolt face to use as a donor action.
     
  11. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    MSU, I got one last year, like new not more than a dozen rounds down the tube. Mounted a weaver tactical made 3 loads using 3 different bullets and the thing shot groups from 1/4 to 3/4 minute. Haven't touched a thing on it including the trigger. I haven't put 30 rounds through it. It was too easy now it just sits in the safe.