Sendero Custom Shop 300 WM???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by theborg, May 22, 2014.

  1. theborg

    theborg Active Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    I found a remington Custom shop sendero 300 WM at a local gun shop for $1300. It has a composite stock, 40X trigger, and according to factory claims, a factory blue printed action. It has an enlarged bolt handle, internal magazine, all black action, and black fluted barrel. I looked up a remington 2011 catalog which showed a line of "custom shop rifles (including a sendero with a stainless barrel/action, no enlarged handle, and a different stock) which claims to have a blue-printed action and 40X barrel, guaranteed for "sub-MOA" accuracy. The next page shows their custom shop tactical line, which supposedly have "air gauged, hand lapped 40X barrels" (same barrel, different wording???) and are guaranteed for "1/2 MOA or better" So is this thing a good buy?? Remington's 40X and 5R series seem to have a pretty good rep, what's the consensus?
  2. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    I have purchased Remington and Winchester custom shop guns. The Remington's have all been well put together and shooters the 300 Wby I purchased was a tack driver. Are they on par with a good custom smith build, fit and finish, not quite. The Winchester was horrid the front sight was so far canted I could not bring it into adjustment. You could glance at it and tell. Winchester QC sucks. Oddly, there is some extrinsic value to the shop guns and I sold it for more than I paid new (the Winchester). I would say that sounds like a decent buy if it's legit. I would call Remmy, they should be able to tell you exactly what was done from the serial number. Best of luck let us know how it turns out.
  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I have a couple of custom built Sendero SF's... I had them built by a local smith and not by Remington. I used correct date code stainless/jeweled receivers (trued, of course), take-off Sendero HS Precision stocks, old-style triggers (worked), and new factory Rem Sendero SF barrels that have been worked-over by my smith. They will all shoot 1/4 MOA or better with handloads, and I have LESS money in a new Sendero SF custom than buying that exact factory produced rifle, roughly assembled from Remington.

    My 7mm STW is my only SF that has never been touched by a smith, and is 100% original and untouched, other than a trigger job. All the rest are custom builds & chamberings.
  4. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I'm no expert, but it seems rare to find a Sendero for sale for less than $1000. Once in a while, but they usually seem to be $1-1200. To me that says you are paying an extra 10-20% for the custom shop work. Not bad in my opinion. Bruce
  5. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2012 thoughts exactly.