Sendero Shooters

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Slopeshunter, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm thinking it's time for a new gun, and have been looking at the Remington Sendero. I'm pretty sure there's some people on this board that shoot them. So I'm looking for some of your opinions and experiences with this rifle.

    Good and bad. Have you had any extra work done to the rifle? What about calibre, I've had some interest in the WSM's but I notice that they don't make this rifle available in any short actions, so I'd probably go with the 300 Win Mag.

    Appreciate any input, thanks!
     
  2. jonado

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    I have owned 2 senderos so far. my first was in 7mm rem. an older version with matte black barrel/unfluted. this was an extremely accurate rifle. the loads I worked on gave me about a 3" group at 400 yards (ballistic tips) I had loaded Bergers, these were more accurate at 100 yards but I never did get the chance to go out to 400 yards. my current sendero is in the 300 Rem ultra mag. another great rifle. I have not had the chance to really work up loads for this one. however, 2 years ago I set up a coyote target at 550 yards (dead of winter, in snow) and managed to shoot my only 2 shots to make an elongated hole of about 1 inch. personally I think this was all luck but I was happy anyway. I think the senderos are great rifles. I plan on rebarreling mine when it wears out. the only thing I wish I had is a McMillan A5 stock rather than the HS precision but that is just minor.
    on both of these rifles I put a Leupold varX-III 6.5-20 50mm long range target. great scopes with plenty of eye relief if things aren't right with the recoil.
    try the sendero, you won't be sorry
     

  3. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    With a 300 Win MAg sendaro you have an awsome rifle to start with. I would skim bed it and adjust the tirgger. I would also fit a thicker recoil lugg and re crown the barrel just to make sure it is perfect. You should also look at a muzzle break as they help with the recoil and enable you to shoot better. I would do these to nearly all factory rifles just to make sure they are perfect. You can also get a Defensive Edge Adjustable cheek piece if you need one and you will have an awsome rifle. If you feel you want more power the barrel can be rechambered for 300 ultra or re barreled to 338-300 ultra at a later time. I would load the projectiles out and get more case capacity and would be looking at the 210gr and 220gr Sierra's and H1000 with Lapua Brass as a starting point.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     
  4. hoghound

    hoghound Well-Known Member

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    Slope, where your neck of the woods are I would go with a 300rum hands down. You can load light with 180's up to big 240's. The only mods I would do is have Shawn Carlock put one of his brakes on and a cheaper than some after market trigger such as a Rifle Basics set at 2 lbs. Do not try to get the factory trigger down to 2 lbs. as it is not safe. Been there done that and luckly no one was hurt.

    This would be the cheapest way out to have a serious accurate long range hammer to tackle anything you may want to hunt.

    I bought a used 300rum sendaro from a local gun shop in my area for $565.00 a hellof a deal. Had Kirby put a brake on it before I even fired the thing. Everyting I have ever loaded for it just simply shoots lights out and recoil is about 25-06 level.
    Tim
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    When Remington first came out with the Sendero I had to buy one.Custom rifles were $1500 to $2500 and I could not see how they could sell for the price $600-.

    My first was a unfluted,crome molly in 7 rem mag.And With two different factory loads it would shoot under 1/2 MOA

    So the first time i saw a fluted stainless in 7 Rem Mag
    I had to have it to and I was not disappointed.

    After two more with minor work (bedding and crowning)that were able to shoot under 1/2 MOA I knew they were winners.

    As a gunsmith I am impressed with the total package(good stock,heavy barrel,good action and an ajustable triger) with all this going for it I have found only one that could not be made to shoot under 1 MOA .A 300 RUM with a bad barrel.After screwing on a custom barrel we were back in business.

    If you decide to buy one shoot it first then bed if nessary
    but don,t tighten the bedding screws over 65 inch pounds Then try crowning as a last resort.

    And down the road if you want a more powerfull or a wildcat
    you have everything but the barrel.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    I have one in 300wm, and I love it. The trigger is adjusted, muzzle break, replaced stock with a mcmillan and had it bedded. I don't reload, but it shoots great with Win. 180gr BST. I couldn't justify a custom rifle, and I am very pleased with my sendero!
     
  7. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi slopehunter their is a Sendaro Stainless fluted in the for sale section of this forum i would have a look at it you dont have to run it at 100% if you run it at 95% it will have less pressure and still beet the 300 Win by a fair margin.

    Cheers Bill
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  8. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Slopehunter, go with the Sendero, you will not be sorry. Also, go with the 300 Remington Utra Mag, it's an awesome caliber. The good the thing about Remington, is their actions are top notch. If you have a gunsmith do some work to them, they are alomost as good as a custom action. The Remington Sendero is usually a pretty accurate rifle, however, I have heard many people say "Remingtons are not as accurate as they once were". However, I would still buy one anyway, and I am sure they are still accurate. I had a Remington M700 VSSF II, in 220 Swift, and it was pretty darn accurate, before I customized it. It was shooting 1/2 groups, with factory ammo, right out of the box. I bought that rifle in 2003. I started hearing and reading about bad reports, on Remingtons, in about 2004. I've heard their quality control hasn't been real good, as of late.

    I've been hearing that the Savage 12BVVS is probably the most accurate rifle out of the box, and it looks pretty good too! I have never owned a Savage rifle, but I've been thinking about buying one in the 204 caliber, if they make it. You might want to look at the Savage before you make up your mind on the Sendero. However, if you have plans to have the rifle customized, than buy the Remington. If I a choice between the two, I would buy the Remington. Good luck on your choice.

    Wildcat
     
  9. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input everyone. Appreciate it very much!
     
  10. longgunshooter

    longgunshooter Well-Known Member

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    ive had my 300 Win Sendero since 97....I LOVE IT!

    had it crowned,skim bedded,trigger adjusted to three pounds,and fitted with a brake...shoots the 200AB's into under an inch at 200yds. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    i couldnt be more pleased with a factory rifle.
     
  11. cdmorten

    cdmorten Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 300 WM and it's great. I put a Shilen trigger in it and adjusted it to 2.5 lbs. I also put an Ops Inc brake on it and it shoots about .75 MOA. If I bedded it, it would probably be a bit tighter. Recoil is about like my .308. Very durable and a great value.
     
  12. Ballistic64

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    Remington did produce some short action senderos chambered in 7mm & 300 saum.Early this year they were being clearanced out by most dealers.I picked up a 300 saum for a decent price and had Kirby order a reamer to deepen the throat so heavier bullets wouldnt be seated so deep in the case.It was also spec'd to a tighter chamber/neck than stock.Had the action trued and installed a match barrel w/ brake.I just got it back last week and hope to get it setup and sighted in for deer next month but between work and the family, time is usually in short supply /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
    The gun looks great Kirby! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  13. johnnyk

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    I've had one ever since I laid eyes on 'em. My first was the CM unfluted in 7mmRM and after about 1500rds I just recently traded it in for the 700PSS in 7mmRM. So far it's proving to be just as accurate as the first. I had one in .300 Win Mag a while back but traded it for a 1960-70 era Model 700 Varmint Special in .243 Win. I also have a Sendero SF in .25-06 Rem and a 700 VS in .22-250 Rem. I have tweaked the triggers on all of these and that's it. All shoot sub .5MOA with handloads. I also have a Savage 110FP (older) in .223 Rem and it hangs with my Remingtons. I have put a Timney trigger on it. When these barrels wear out I'll be looking for another just lik'em. Johnny K.
     
  14. bsb

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    I have sedero sfII 300RUM and my brother has sendero SfII 7mmRM
    and 7mm RUM all are great shooters, these ones all like the
    berger bullets 500 yrds+
    I dont think you will be dissapointed.