Sendero owners

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by esorensen, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. esorensen

    esorensen Well-Known Member

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    I've got a wonderful sendero ssf in 300 rum. I've heard that bedding the stock will improve accuracy. Since there are aluminum pillars/chassis, do you grind it out as if it were wood, or do you just float the action and/or floorplate magbox area? Any one who has done this please respond with results. Greatly appreciated.
     
  2. esorensen

    esorensen Well-Known Member

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    Anybody? Nobody? Should I post this somewhere else?
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Relax things will break loose.

    Kirby Allen posted the complete process several months ago. I did a search but didn't come up with it on the first try. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif Then I gave up. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    I'm not quite 100% sure as I don't know if the Sendero's pillars are concave or flat. If they are concave the action should be resting on them. If they are flat I'd go to Midway/Sinclair/Brownells etc and get a kit and follow the instructions.

    I'll be pillar bedding my old clunker this winter I'll do what I stated above.

    Also go here: Pillar Bedding by Darrell Holland I've heard that he knows a bit about the subject. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    The bedding block is concave. I skim bedded my vsf which has the same hs bedding block. There is a good post I believe it is called basics of bedding and other stuff. It significantly improved the accuracy of my gun. Just found the post. This is pretty much what I followed. I didn't grind any of the metal, but I did do some inletting on the nonmetal areas to give the bedding a better hold into the stock. Basics of Bedding
     
  5. royinidaho

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    If you are intending on doing it yourself, here is a link.

    Download the powerpoint presentation. I haven't looked at it but it most probably has some pointers.
    Link
     
  6. 7Rumloader

    7Rumloader Well-Known Member

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    If I were you unless really want to do it yourself I would send it to Kirby aka ( Fiftydriver ) He done a wonderful job on mine!
     
  7. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I would second what 7Rumloader said. Kirby skim bedded a
    Sendero for me with great results. With the reasonable fee compared to the overall investment, to me it makes sense.
     
  8. arthurj

    arthurj Well-Known Member

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    I definitely agree with these guys, I have had a sendero reworked by Kirby and it is an incredible gun. I was just making that suggestion because your post seemed to imply that you wanted to make the improvements yourself. I skim bedded my vsf( my first bedding job), and it was not pretty. I either screwed it up bad enough, or I miraculously hit "that sweet spot," because my vsf shoots incredible now (consistent 3" groups at 700). If you want to know it's done right, send it to a good smith. You will definitely see the difference.
    The HS stocks have the same bedding block and if you want a project it can be done. If you want to be sure it is done perfectly have an experienced smith do it for you. My vsf was just a little testing project, once I shoot this barrel out I will definitely be summoning Kirby to totally rework this rifle and totally re-do the bedding.
     
  9. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of Sendero's, which I have skim bedded. Both rifles are semi-customs and both shot tighter, more consistant groups after being bedded.

    Here is the last one I did, it's on a 6.5x284 (.291 nk) that I wanted to extract every last bit of accuracy I could wring from the stock so I did the action sides as well as a supporting pad under the first two inches of the chamber beyond the recoil lug as it is fitted with a no7 profile Krieger.

    (I think that this stock is a Bell and Carlson, as it is slightly different inside to the HS on my other 700)

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    I just ground out the aluminium areas to recieve the Devcon as I would for a wooden stocked rifle.

    I was toying with purchasing an A5 for this rifle, but the damn thing shoots so well now, I cannot justify the expense /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Now I have another project in the melting pot that uses an A5 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. esorensen

    esorensen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys! Keep it coming. This rifle, I believe, has the potential to shoot quite well; not withstanding its factory shortcomings. I would like to do the bedding myself as it seems simple enough and if it comes down to it, I'll just get the A-5 theat I've been eyeing and have someone else fix it. Again thank you all and have a Merry Christmas!
     
  11. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 300rum that I skim bedded, just did the minimal prep of roughing up the aluminum block so the bedding material would stick.

    I can't say how much the bedding helped since I did it before I fired the first round out of the new rifle. I can say it shoots 1/2" groups out of an otherwise factory rifle. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Bedding a stock is not that complicated and others have supplied some great links for "how to" information. However I do concur that if you have time, just send it to Kirby, you won't be dissapointed.