Lee PrecisionTitan ReloadingMidSouth Shooters SupplyRotoMetals2
ADvertise hereInline FabricationRepackbox

Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Bought a old/new to me Remington 722 in .222 Remington today.

  1. #1
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Monticello, KY
    Posts
    1,200

    Bought a old/new to me Remington 722 in .222 Remington today.

    A gun trading buddy of mine got this last week, and we did a trade. Pristine condition. Blue is perfect, wood is also, has had a grand total of 130 rounds thru it, he got it off the old fella that bought it new, and had all the brass in the boxes he had shot. I got that too. He had kept it in his spare bedroom, laying on the bed, and he would raise the window and shoot groundhogs in his hayfield. Has the std 26" barrel. I put on Burris bases and signature rings, supposed to have a Vortex 4x12 in tommorow to put on it. I have seen a bunch of these in the past, but never one in this good of original condition. If it shoots half as good, and I am sure it will, as I think it should, it has found a home.

  2. #2
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    nebraska
    Posts
    33
    the 722 222 i have gave me a .301 5 shot group at 100. It shoots like a dream.

  3. #3
    Boolit Grand Master


    richhodg66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    6,022
    A 722 in .222 and one in .244 are on my gun bucket list. Good score.

  4. #4
    Boolit Bub
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    n e penna
    Posts
    63
    I have a 722 in 222 and it is a good shooter. actually, I have 5 222's and every one of them shoots very well. excellent round.
    Barry

  5. #5
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    NW Missouri
    Posts
    154
    Classic!

  6. #6
    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    10,286
    Here's Koger's pics of his new 722. I like it a lot; I'm sure it'll be a tack driver/ tack destroyer!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Boolit Master



    atr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Vashon Island WA
    Posts
    1,816
    I have a 722 in .222 / 26inch barrel
    You will have a hard time NOT shooting MOA. That rifle/caliber is super accurate.
    Good score!
    Death to every foe and traitor and hurrah, my boys, for freedom !

  8. #8
    Boolit Master

    376Steyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    South Idaho
    Posts
    1,262
    If the trigger or safety give you any trouble, pull the action from the stock and hose them down with some penetrating solvent. I've found Remington triggers of this vintage are often well gummed-up with old oil that's turned to varnish after sixty years.
    Remember: Ammo will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no ammo.

  9. #9
    Boolit Master bedbugbilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    MI (summer) - AZ (winter)
    Posts
    3,927
    Congrats - beautiful rifle! One of those in 222 is on my bucket list! Enjoy it - a great rifle.

  10. #10
    Boolit Master


    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    4,615
    .222 was my first CF rifle, but in a M700 Varminter. That rifle never shot a bad group. Used a Lee Target Loader to make ammunition.
    Don Verna

    NRA Endowment Member

  11. #11
    Moderator

    Pressman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    Posts
    5,014
    Sadly as an 18 year I bought my first centerfire rifle and it was a .222. But as an 18 year old I never thought I could not afford a Remington and had to settle for the lowly Savage 340. It was a good rifle, but nowhere as nice, nor as accurate as the Remington.
    I never did get that Remington, that is till last December when a wonderful gentleman on this board gifted me a Model 700 in 222, 1961 vintage, that he didn't need. I really should get it out and work up some good accuracy loads for it.

    A big congratulations to Koger for his new treasure.

  12. #12
    Boolit Master

    FLINTNFIRE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Longview, Washington
    Posts
    1,045
    Safety lever looks like a later rem. 700 mine are all lower profile then one shown on rifle in photo , am I seeing it right or was that safety on the 722 series ? Just curious , those are fine rifles , and a fine caliber . Congratulations

  13. #13
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    southern illinois
    Posts
    199
    Very hard to find those old rifles that nice..........................Curdog

  14. #14
    Boolit Master

    Uncle Grinch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Middle Georgia
    Posts
    1,490
    Some cartridges just seem to draw my attention and one is the 222 Rem. I’ve had three and sold two off due to them being not quite the right rifle. One was a Mohawk short barrel. It was nice, but didn’t fit my needs. The other was a Howa mini-action. Thought I would like it, but it was too new and “tactical” as it had the synthetic stock and detachable magazine. The other was a Rem 700 and in one of my regrettable decisions, I had it rebarreled to a .223 Ackley heavy barrel. Still have it, but don’t shoot it very much. It was much more accurate as a 222 Rem. Would love to rebarrel it back to 222. I think that would make me happy.
    Shoot Safe,
    Mike

    Retired Telephone Man
    NRA Endowment Member
    Marion Road Gun Club
    ( www.marionroad.com )

  15. #15
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    809
    Very nice old timer!

  16. #16
    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    2,086
    I have a near mint 722 in 222. I wish I didn’t. This rifle was left to me by uncle. When I was a kid in late 50s he had a Marlin 219 Zipper. That rifle was unbelievable to me. Shooting groundhogs so far away that looked like dots to me. Actually only 200yds or so. Anyway went to LGS with Unc to get a box of 219s. They had the 722 on counter display. Unc traded for the 722 over my objections.
    In fact I was told to be quiet and go sit in the car. Got the 722 still and only thing I changed was I put a K10 scope on it and threw away the variable that was on it.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	B3AB631F-B79D-4136-B0FB-67E9A05D3C4D.jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	78.7 KB 
ID:	269734

  17. #17
    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    10,286
    Drm50, I'll pay the postage from there to here to make your wish come true!

    Sent from my SM-A716U using Tapatalk

  18. #18
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    The Pacific NorthWet
    Posts
    2,815
    The 722 is IMO as good or better an action than the older 700s, mine in 257 Roberts was a sporter, my first CF rifle, and darn accurate. Carried it till the floorplate bluing was all worn off. I would love more 722s when budget permits! .222 is a decent round. Hoping you enjoy yours for a good long time

  19. #19
    Boolit Master



    skeettx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    3,616
    I really enjoy my 722 with factory 26" barrel
    20.5 Grains of 4198 and a good 50 grain bullet
    Fun
    Mike
    NRA Benefactor 2004 USAF RET 1971-95

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check