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    Any remington 721 guys here?

    Just curious if any of you are familiar with original 721s in 264 win.

    I picked one up last year that the dates make sense but its a 24" barrel possibly blued stainless. I dont see any stamp that would denote it as being SS though.

    Just curious.

    Now to find an original 280 and I will have them all but I have only ever seen one for sale so who knows if I will ever get it

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    While working I saw a 270 for sale in my local gun shop two weeks ago for $200. The rifle was in real good shape and thought I'll stop by after work and put a deposit on it. Well, I screwed up cause it was gone when I returned....
    I hear lots of good things about this rifle, hunters say they are tack drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    While working I saw a 270 for sale in my local gun shop two weeks ago for $200. The rifle was in real good shape and thought I'll stop by after work and put a deposit on it. Well, I screwed up cause it was gone when I returned....
    I hear lots of good things about this rifle, hunters say they are tack drivers.
    I bought it before did
    I don't think they made any stainless 721's.

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    Yep. I have one now,and had another years ago. Both were 30/06s. Good shooters both of them. The only major problem with the 721 is the stock. It's designed for open sights,and scopes must be mounted LOOOOOOOW. Preferably a scope with a small objective bell. Otherwise you won't have but the point of your chin on the stock. No cheek. My Daddy in law has been using the same 721 since 1954 or so. I couldn't begin to estimate the number of deer taken with that old 06. Between him and his brother. I've known him for 33 years,and all he has shot from that old gun is 55gr of 4320 and a 150 grainer.

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    I had a 721 in the late 60's, nice rifle and a very accurate one as well. It liked the heavier bullets, 180's & 220's. Had the same problem with that stock that 3T's mentioned. Wish I still had it.

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    I had one in .300 H&H that I always regretted getting rid of but I didn't have much choice at the time. I have also had a few 722s over the years. One of these days I'll find another .300 H&H I can afford. Great old rifles IMHO.

    Bob

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    I have a 30'06 from 1949 that holds a special place in my safe.

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    I had a 30-06 for a while I picked up as a beater. It shot great but I had the same scope/stock problem as others. I ended up trading it.

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    I currently shoot one in 30.06. It is my primary rifle. I put a Boyds Remington 700 BDL stock and a Remington 700 X Mark Pro trigger on it. It is the straightest shooter I have. It will be going to GMU 67 next week with me for deer. 1.25", 5 shot groups off a bipod @ 100 yds with Federal Premium 180gr trophy copper. I am a big guy and the gun fits very well. I love it. It is one of four my Grandpa bought in 1958 from a pawn shop in Richmond, Ca. He bought two in .270 and two in 30.06. You can make a great rifle with a 721 for under $250. I bead blasted mine and finished it with satin black GunKote. I have read in the past that the 721 bolt is the strongest that Remington ever produced. It was on the internet so it must be true! Click image for larger version. 

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    721

    I have a 721, 270 in a B&C Medalist stock, the Weatherby look-a-like one. Great stock and cures the stock problem mentioned above. Best rifle ever made. Dad bought it in the early 50's. Had the sights taken off and reblued, beautiful gun. I do have trouble with the safety on the trigger after the Remington recall mod. This thread mentions replacing the trigger with an X-Mark Pro trigger. How much work was that? Has anyone else done it. Do it personally, or take it to a smith.

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    JLANEF

 

 

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