Any info out there on a Rem 700 Sendero .270?


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dwenslen
January 24, 2004, 10:32 PM
Just picked up my first bolt rifle today, with the intent on med-long range plinking and taking up deer hunting next season. Convinced myself i wanted a .308 rem 700 of some flavor, but the guy behind the counter convinced me that for deer in my area, 270 was the way to go. instead of the entry level ADL, i splurged and picked up a used, but barely used Remington 700 Sendero in 270. It came with a H-S Precision stock, 26 inch heavy barrel, very similar to varmit offerings from remington. but i see online that they only offer it in a stainless fluted version now...
I guess my questions are this-
1-should i have stuck with my intent and gotten a 308? I am not familiar with many rifle rounds...is there an advantage in the 270?
2-any info out there on this Sendero 270? any reason it's not made anymore? I paid $525 for it and it's in great shape.

pardon the ignorant questions, i am brand new to rifles.

cheers,
Derek

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MLC
January 24, 2004, 11:02 PM
What kind of scope did you get?
Price is right and the 270 is an American classic.
Enjoy!

dwenslen
January 24, 2004, 11:04 PM
No scope yet...gotta save for it...in fact, i'm about $100 from taking the rifle home!

will probably get a basic quality one like a leopuld rifleman or something...my knowledge of optics is even less than my knowledge of rifles!

Buckskinner
January 24, 2004, 11:38 PM
And its the most accurate rifle I own. With handloads I'm making cloverleafs at 200 yards...

Mine's in .300 WM, but its the same rifle. One benefit to an older one could be the lack of a J shroud on the bolt end. Check and see. I've heard these things can malf and cause problems.

Only thing is the weight. After you scope it, the sucker might weigh 10 lbs+! Fine for tree stand hunting, but forget it if you're going up and down canyons...

.270 is a great cartridge. .308 might be a tad more versatile for larger game, but that's all about skill as a real hunter (spot, stalk, kill) and rifleman (know when to NOT shoot).

Good luck and congrats on a great rifle.

Peter M. Eick
January 25, 2004, 08:24 AM
My 25-06 (your baby brother) sendero is exceptionally accurate. 5 shots at 100 yrds and all rounds touch. Probably less then 3/8's inch but I could never get a clean enough single hole to measure.

I put on a Leaupold vari-x 3 6.5x20 AO scope and have found it to be a "bit" over powered for the field. I think the 4.5x14 would have been a better choice. It is to big for routine carry in my opinion and at 20 x you can darn near read the numbers at 100 yrds on the target.

My only complaints are the stupid j hook lock which I will replace before next season and I still need to adjust the trigger down to a more reasonable pull weight. I have shot it 2 years now and just never seam to "get around" to making that adjustment. Before this season I WILL!

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