Local sendero

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Caleb85, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Caleb85

    Caleb85 Well-Known Member

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    Would someone like to talk me out of buying a 300 sendero my local gun shop has!!!!!!!! I have no self control !! I already have a identicle one..but what's wrong with having two of the same caliber !!
     
  2. Woody26

    Woody26 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with have 2 identicle guns, especially sendero's! Buy it!
     
  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Buy it and rechamber it to a .300 Ackley Improved Magnum. Then it will be really unique, and badass! Then you don't have 2 identical rifles chambered for the same caliber. :D

    Oh, and you can't have too many Senderos.
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Save your shekels and buy a good 7mm or 338 if you don't have one already. There isn't enough difference between any of the 30 mag's that a critter would be able to notice the difference between the two if you tickled it with both.
    I've got dups in 270 and similar cal's in 7mm and 30. I'm feeling a lot of wasted $$ rolling around lately. Of course you can do what you want, but I've found personally more than one good rifle in a caliber means one is gathering dust while the other plays. I'm not hating on others for doubling up; I do and likely will continue too. But I have a tendency to build up supplies and that is reason enough to hold on to a rifle that I should probably sell.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    As for building up supplies and and a respectable stash for a bunch of calibers SUCKS, and it's REALLY REALLY REALLY friggin expensive. Trust me on that one. I am a variety person, but I try to keep my hunting rifles down to 3 main bullet diameters... .257, 7mm, and .308. Reason being is that it's easier to stock up and interchange bullets weights amongst the same caliber if I absolutely had to. Same goes for my endeavor to find that single-most universal powder. And I honestly believe I've found it.

    Having a bunch of different calibers is fun, but it can be exhausting. Sometimes the keep it simple rule is the best to follow.

    However, I agree with Lefty in that you should try a Sendero in a 7mm chambering, like the 7mm RemMag or 7mm STW. I'd steer coear of the 7RUM if you are lookijg for any kind of barrel life or longevity while shooting. If it's gonna sit on a shelf and get shot about 20 rounds a year, then go for it, and it will last a lomg time. But if you plan on really shooting it, I'd steer clear of it.
     
  6. marioq

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    Shoot if it's reasonable, I'll buy it and you can have them send it to me!!!!
    I want a sendero. Don't have one yet.
    I like mudd's twins and it would be nice.
     
  7. 375fan

    375fan Well-Known Member

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    You know you want it, so buy it! Nothing wrong about having 2 guns in same caliber :)
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Triplets now... :D

    I'll have to take a picture tonight. I don't have any pics of all 3 together, but I can take one this evening. Now I've got 3 Sendero SF's, but only 2 are in HS stocks, one of them (.25-06 Ackley) being a varmint gun I put into an old vintage BDL stock I had laying around. It looks nice!

    Here's individual pics of them...

    7mm STW

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    .25-06 Ackley Improved

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    .300 Ackley Magnum

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    Like I said before...You can NEVER have too many Senderos. :D
     
  9. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

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    You can never have enough Senderos in different calibres, but once you (!!) need one in a reasonable 8mm! :D
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I still need to build that 8mm MorteFerum I designed, into a Sendero... That would be nasty.
     
  11. Caleb85

    Caleb85 Well-Known Member

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    I already have a 7mm sendero!! I was thinkin for the price I could use it for trading material.
     
  12. Caleb85

    Caleb85 Well-Known Member

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    Hey mud tell me about that ackley mag!! I could turn it into that also
     
  13. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    It uses .300 Wby brass to fire-form into .300 Ackley Magnum brass. Pretty simply really. It uses .300 Weatherby starting loads to work up your load for, so you atleast have a good starting point and reference charts to go by.

    You can use a .300 Wby neck-sizer die to resize the necks while your custom dies are being made. Unfortunately, the only drawbacks are 1) you will have to have custom dies made, and those can have a long wait time, and can be expensive, and 2) Actual load data isn't available, but since you can start out with .300 Wby load data, that helps to alleviate part of that issue.

    So, the only drawback is having to have custom dies made. But other than that, I think it's a great investment.

    I also use Nosler .300 Wby brass to form my .300 Ackley Mag brass. Just load up about 60gr of Reloder 19 and a cheap Nosler Custom Compeition 168gr bullet, seated to SAAMI spec, and shoot. Then out pops a fully-formed .300 Ackley brass.

    Here's a picture of a new .300 Wby brass (left) next to a fully-formed .300 Ackley brass (right).

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  14. Varberger757

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    [FONT=&quot]In meantime you should go for the great American 8mm RM. Plenty of power (parent case for your beloved 7mm STW [/FONT][FONT=&quot]:D) and magnificent efficiency even on dangerous game. Good LR - bullets will soon follow, I’m quite sure about. BTW, Lapua is coming with brand-new LR Scenars for 7mm (284) and is already promoting those …[/FONT]