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When did the Rem Sendero get introduced?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mylhouse, Aug 25, 2004.

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  1. Mylhouse

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    I'm just curious as to what year the Sendero was introduced to the Remington line, and if they used HS Precision stocks from the get-go.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Peter M. Eick

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    My sendero is about 4 years old, so they are at least that old. I would venture to guess that they are from the late 90's or so.

    Great guns, mine is a 25-06 fluted. Very accurate and easy to shoot.

    By the way, are you curious of the name?

    Here is Texas, particularly in south texas, the deer hunting is for massive antlers. The land is mesquite brush and cactus. When seismic crews worked the land, we needed to bulldoze "sendero's" for our crews to work on. Usually these are 1 to 3 blades (8 ft) wide. The ranch owners and hunters then set up blinds on the sendero's which are usually quite straight and long. Thus you have set up this nice straight shooting fairway 8 to 24 feet wide by as much as a few miles long. To shoot the deer, it is common to have some very high powered guns to get the reach to pull down a buck at say 300 to 500 yrds from the blind. Hence the gun was named after the common use in shooting.

    My source for this was several ranchers in South Texas when I was down running seismic crews and was bulldozing sendero's out for our crews. They were all talking about how our standard design made great shooting fairways. Prior to me coming in and shooting quasi-random slash surveys, the common survey was a mirrored zig-zag so at the right spot you had 6 sendero's crossing at one spot, thus offering the hunter a lot of "lanes" to shoot down.


    And then feeders came along and the whole world and rules changed....
     
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    Something in me wants to say like early 90's---like 91----but don't quote me on that.
     
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    I believe they rolled out in '94, I picked up a .300WM in '95 that shoots 1/4 minute groups. :D
     
  5. Mylhouse

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    Wow, that was an interesting story, Peter!

    Kudu, does yours have a HS Precision stock or something else?

    I see on the Remington website that the Senderos all have SS fluted barrels, but my buddy's 99 vintage is a matte blue plain heavy bbl.
     
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    "1994 Remington introduces a version of the 870 Express shotgun with a synthetic stock, a stainless steel version of the Model Seven rifle, and the Model 700 Sendero rifle.

    Remington announces that it will build a new facility for research and development in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The new facility will open in 1995."

    Remington Company History


    My Sendero is in 25-06 and has a blued heavy contour barrel. It will shoot 1/4 MOA with the proper torque on the bedding screws. With impproper torque it will barely may 1.25 MOA. They have used H&S Precision stocks from the start. If you get a Sendero or Remington Synthetic Varmit that does not shoot well or respond to bedding screw torque try bedding the action to the aluminum bedding block with bedding compound. It works, ask me how I know.
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  7. Hawk

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    Eick, I believe, nailed it.

    Sendero == longpath.

    I've got one in 7mm RUM, SS Fluted.
     
  8. Peter M. Eick

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    Yeah I was trying to think how many blade miles of Sendero's have been cut because of my projects and designs. I kind of remember that we cut 9 linear miles per square mile and usually it was 2 blades wide, so 18 blade-miles per square and I think I have shot about 300 squares or so. So say about 5400 blade miles of Sendero's for hunting and ranching.

    Although the one ranch I remember well, is the one that the lady owner wanted 4 blades wide and graded. You could land a jet on those sendero's because of the length and width. At least she admitted she just wanted the crop land for grass to feed the herd.
     
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    Mylhouse, Yes mine has the HS stock on with a full heavy blue barrel. A few minor tweaks and a Leupold 6.5X20 Mildot scope from Premier Reticle and she became an awsome shooter.
     
  10. Mylhouse

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    Thanks to all!:cool:
     
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