Rifle Bedding

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi I have a Remington model 700 Sendero Stainless steel fluted barrel 338 Ultra mag
    With an HS Precision stock and aircraft grade aluminum bedding blocks that run the full length of the receiver.
    I was thinking about having it bedded with marinetex is it worth doing?
  2. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2001
    how does it shoot mine did not go under an inch at 117 yards.i had r w hart and son give it the works they did what they call a skim bed on it,thanks,keith
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm Getting about a 3" group at 100 yards. Was what you had done worth it?

    [ 02-10-2004: Message edited by: spiritwolf ]
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    All the HS stocks need bedding, especially a hard kicking, high torque caliber like the .338 RUM. A good skim bedding job is worth it ....
  5. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    A buddy of mind has a Sendero SF in 338 RUM that I have shot several times. It groups under MOA with Barnes X bullets over I-7828. I have shot a 3 inch three shot group @ 400 with it. You really should be getting better groups.
  6. HoytemanPA

    HoytemanPA Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    What Chris said.
  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2003
    bed it. i had it done in my sendero 300rum and it'll have shots touching now. for the $50 or so that it'll cost, its worth it.

  8. Mark_in_utah

    Mark_in_utah Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    I got a .338 RUM in the 700 LSS, and had a similar pattern. VERY poor! Here's what I'd do:

    1. Before spending any money with a 'smith, I'd call Remington and complain LOUDLY. They may have you send it back to them to be re-worked. I talked to a guy that had a .300 RUM acting the same way after +200 rounds and they hand-lapped the barrel and now it shoots sub-moa.

    2. Skim coat the bedding on the stock. Easy to do and cheap.

    3. Have the crown checked on the barrel, mine was ROUGH, you could see where the reamer chattered on the barrel when cutting the crown.

    4. Work up some loads on it. Mine will shoot anywhere between a 9/16" pattern and a 2.5" pattern, depending on the load. Mine likes 250 grain Sierra Gamekings the best so far. Can't get better than 1" with 225 grain Accubonds, 1.25" with Hornady, and 1.5" with Speer.

    5. Does the barrel foul heavily? Even after 250 rounds my barrel was still fouling badly. Had it checked with a borescope after THOROUGHLY cleaning it, and the barrel was still very rough. At the 'smith's suggestion I had to fire-lap it. Ggenerally don't recomment it, but it was either that or turn the barrel into a pry-bar.

    6. Check your scope to make sure the scope or the mounts are not the problem.

    7. Check yourself to see if you're not flinching badly and causing the problem. I put a brake on mine right off the bat, as the recoil is 2X that of a 7mm Mag. I had a Vais installed, and I'm glad I did. My shoulder is happy as well!

    Good luck with your project. a 3" pattern really smells bad. The Sendero's have a good reputation for accuracy, so Remington SHOULD stand behind their product and fix it.

    Mark in Utah