Remington Sendero Performance Expectations

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  1. germano1

    germano1 Member

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    What kind of 100yd groups can I expect with a Sendero chambered in 7mm rem mag or 300 win mag? Worst case scenario groups with factory ammo and hand loads? I know groups can vary a lot from gun to gun, but what is a general average group I should expect?
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I have owned several 300 Sendero's and one 7mm Rem sendero. All would shoot sub moa with good hand loads and Berger VLD's.

    I did bed the front lug, tune the triggers and install brakes.

    Jeff
     

  3. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    A friend recently purchased a Sendero in 7 mm Rem Mag. Factory ammo would not come in under 1". Handloads have shot umder 1", but the rifle needs trigger work desperately.
     
  4. NONYA

    NONYA Banned

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    One of the best out of the box rifles made.gun)
     
  5. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine used, 3rd owner, with all the paperwork.
    Other than taking it apart and inspecting it, then torquing it in place I have done nothing to the action or stock. I did have the trigger tuned by a noted gunsmith and that was the best thing I could have done.

    Having said that, I get groups just over 1 inch with Winchester Supreme 140 gr Ballistic Silvertip ammo - at 200 yards. I'm sure the rifle is capable of better. :D I have not bedded it yet because there hasn't been a need given its accuracy, and will start handloading for it once my Christmas presents arrive.

    I've also tried Hornady Superformance ammo in it and done almost as well.
     
  6. SBruce

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    I agree.

    I have no experience with 7mm or 30 caliber versions, but I do with 25 caliber and 22 caliber versions (22 was actually the short action VSSF).

    Both rifles I've been around showed very good accuracy with nothing but trigger work. Consistant 1/2 minute accuracy with good tuned loads were/are common with both rifles.

    Here's some pics of my pet load in the 22-250, I don't know if I could shoot this good with a 7 or 300 mag, but the rifles seem capable.? My friend has some groups like this out of his 25-06 Sendaro also.
     

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  7. fseybert

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    I've got several 5/8" groups out on my .300 RUM, at 300 yards.
     
  8. WildRose

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    I've shot a bunch of them and own two. All were sub MOA or right at MOA right out of the box at 100yds.

    With mine I pulled them apart, bedded and floated the stocks, and did a trigger job on them.

    Both are now sub half MOA with factory ammo.
     
  9. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    My friend with the 25-06 Sendaro is out shooting it at 500 and 600 yds today.

    He just called,
    He's getting anywhere from 1/2 moa to 1 moa with factory HSM ammo at those distances.
    IMO, that's pretty decent/acceptable for a factory rifle with factory ammo.?
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Well you can spend 3x as much on a custom or more and not do any better.gun)

    The big difference being of course that the good custom builders will gurantee you a 1/2 MOA build if that's what you contract for.
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    german- what are you shooting at? targets? i adjusted the trigger on my 300 and my 7's. the one factory load i shot out of the 300 wm was .171 for 5 shots. have not shot factory out of the 7's. handloads are around .3-.7.
     
  12. wiiicgun

    wiiicgun Active Member

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    Sub moa with various hand loads (Hornady 139 sst, 162 & similar weight nosler and Barnes) out of my sendero stainless fluted in 7 mmSTW.
     
  13. Anvil11-87

    Anvil11-87 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Sendero in 7mm STW from another LRH member a few months ago. I haven't shot factory ammo out of it but with my handloads it shoots 1/2 moa from 100 out to 800 yards. I haven't shot it furthee then that yet but I bet it will do just fine.
     
  14. Tnwhip

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    Just wondering. What makes them better than a 700 sps? The stocks?