Help upgrading my Sendero?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Blaktastic, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Blaktastic

    Blaktastic Member

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    Ok so for a while now I have been trying to decide on a long range precision rifle and I think I finally made my decision on the Remington 700 Sendero SF II. I really like the HS precision stock and its guarantee to be one of Remingon's most accurate rifle out of the box. One thing that worries me a little though is the fluted barrel. Do you guys think this fluted barrel is of any good quality or really worth it?

    So here comes the second and main question. If I were to purchase this rifle (which there is a 90% chance that I will in the next few weeks) what are some little things that I should have done to it to "accurize" it and hopefully tighten up the groups a little bit. I have hear people doing things like blueprinting the action and getting their rifle pillar bedded. I wanna hear some opinions on all of this stuff and find out if its really worth it. Thanks guys!!
     
  2. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I love mine its chambered in 7 rem mag and shoots sub moa out to 1000 yards
    I had it glass bedded recrowned and a triggger job.[​IMG]
     

  3. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    I had mine bedded & floated, I installed a jewell trigger and a wyatt extended box magazine. Good luck finding the lands, they are almost like weatherby's with the freebore and all. I can just about chamber rounds that are 4 inches long. Accurizing can't hurt it. Good luck with it.
     
  4. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I like those rifles and think it would be a good one to get started with. I did something similar to you, I bought a m700 5R milspec in 300winmag. I had a muzzle break installed, bolt knob, and the most important thing is the bedding job. I had mine skim bedded with marine tex and I can tell a difference in the accuracy and consistency. As far as truing actions and such, I would wait until it is time to rebarrel for that. Go ahead and get that new rifle, its a blast getting it set up like you want it.
     
  5. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Skim bed it or at least get a torque wrench for when you disassemble/reassemble. Mine was especially sensative to torque settings until the skim bedding.
     
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  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Shoot the rifle first. No sense doing anything to it if it's a tack driver out of the box. I bought 2 Senderos used, a 300 RUM with a 1 box shot through it and a well used 25-06. Both were 1/2 MOA to 500 yds with nothing done to them.

    You could replace the trigger if you wanted. I just tuned the old Remy triggers myself and they break like glass at about 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. If it's a tack driver out of the box no sense in messing with it until you shoot the barrel out, then get it blueprinted.

    Have fun with your new rifle, I hope it's a shooter!
     
  7. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    I picked the wrong gunsmith from the get go on my sendero. He would only take the trigger down to 3lbs, now some people think thats light enough, I like a light trigger and thats why I bought a jewell. Have you had a muzzle brake put on it or are you too??? I had one I mine until we figured out it was built wrong and according to my new gunsmith was causing some of my accuracy issues and I can say after he took it off it did shoot better, but now because of back surgery I have to have another brake put back on, also some will say you might have a flinching problem, those 300RUM's do have a little bit of recoil to them. Are you a reloader????
    When you get that sendero dialed in you will have fun with it and will soon be shooting out to 1000 yards.
    Good luck
     
  8. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Before you do anything I would break the barrel in. For the first 20 rounds I would clean it between each shot. For the next 40 I would clean it between each 5. Then clean it between each 20 and shoot at least 100 rounds to slick up the bore to see what the rifle is really capable of. Keep this in mind also. Any alteration to the rifle will VOID the warranty. By the time you shoot 100 rounds in it you should be able to find any bugs that may be in it that need fixing.