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Old November 27, 1999, 05:15 AM   #1
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This post doesn't have any good info. I just want to talk about my new baby

I been working on a "Target/Sniper" rifle and finally got to shoot it last week.

It started out life as a stainless steel Remington 700 Sendero in .300WinMag but you wouldn't recognize it as one now.

I put an H-S Precision vertical grip stock & a VIAS muzzle break on it. It's had the bore polished and been cryo'd. The scope is a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5x20,50mm w/ mildots mounted with Badger Ordanace rings & a tapered base.

The rifle has been treated so everything is black.

So how did it shoot?...


After breaking in the barrel I was averaging .5 to 3/4 moa groups with factory ammo. I don't have any handloads made for this rifle yet. The muzzle break is almost good enough for me to see the impacts with a .300WinMag!

This is turning out to be a GREAT rifle.
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Old November 30, 1999, 12:30 AM   #2
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Sounds like, "So far, so good."

What's its fully-loaded weight?
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Old November 30, 1999, 12:32 PM   #3
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Vertical grip, muzzle break on a bolt gun and it's black? Ohhh, sounds like it should be banned. Good shooting with that Remington. May it give you many more years of shooting pleasure.

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Old November 30, 1999, 06:30 PM   #4
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The weight is about 14lbs. It may seem like alot but this gun isn't meant to be light.

I have no problem lugging it all over the place and the weight helps tame the recoil.

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Old December 1, 1999, 12:50 AM   #5
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Your accuracy is consistant with my stock .300 Win Mag Sendero SF. Mine, with buttcuff, 50mm Simmons scope, tall mounts, leather sling, and ammo, weighs just shy of 12 pounds. Sounds like you're having fun! What ammo are you settling on? Are you hand-loading?
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