Difference between standard Remington 700 and Sendero

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by codybrown, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. codybrown

    codybrown Well-Known Member

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    Is there a difference in the actions? I'm looking to get a rifle as a donor, so the barrel wont matter. If I buy a Sendero is there something upgraded in the action or is it trued, or would I just be paying extra money for the stock?
     
  2. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    Same.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Like MMERS said, same action, different barrel, stock, and designation. It does seem, however, that the Senderos were put together with slightly more care and attention to details. I have seen 700's that wouldn't group well, but I've never seen a Sendero that wouldn't shoot, unless the barrel was shot-out.

    If you're looking to build a rifle, the cheapest way possible would be to buy an SPS and go from there with an aftermarket barrel, and have the action trued.

    However, you could always buy a Sendero and just have the action and barrel shoulder and threads trued for straightness and it should be a 1-holer if you get a good smith that knows his stuff. My smith knows how to make a "factory" Remington with a heavy barrel shoot. He trues the action and barrel, then beds everything into a good aftermarket stock, and then reinstalls them and somehow it shoots 1-hole groups.

    Just my opinions and experiences.
     
  4. Shane Lindsey

    Shane Lindsey Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the older Sendero's in .270 Win. No flutes and older HS stock.

    I bedded the lug and rear tang. That was it. Shoots well with hand loads. It's about all I can afford in a long range rig.

    If you are going to work on it, I wouldn't spend the money on the Sendero at least without shooting it first. I don't think they need it. I think Remington gives it pretty good QC.

    I have been looking at the 5r in 300 WM though.

    Shane
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  6. gitira6

    gitira6 Member

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    I hear ya there, I shoot what I can afford.