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    Remington 721 musing

    I read the 300 mag 721 thread and it got me to wondering. Who currently owns a Remington 721 and in what caliber/calibers. I have one in 30-06. I sold a Remington Enhanced 700 to buy it. I do not regret it one bit either.

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    I have Dad's 30/06 721. That rifle killed a couple hundred deer and a bunch of other things.
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    I have a 721 in 300 H&H, a 30/06 and two 270's.
    My son has one in 30/06 and a 264 Win.
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    I would trade a small pile of guns for a 722 in .244 Remington. I had a 721 in 30-06 and it was a good one. I like the way the stock fits me.


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    I have a 722 in 244 Rem. They made the 244 with 24" and 26" barrels. Mine is a 26" barrel.

    Remington 721's and 722's used high and low comb stocks. Low comb stocks for use with open sights and high comb stocks for scope use.

    When Remington started the 700's, they made the sights higher.
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    I have my father's 721 in 30/06. It was the only deer rifle that he owned. Unfortunately, he never had a chance to take a buck with it before he passed in 1984. It is an excellent shooting rifle. I replaced the trigger with a Timney to fix the safety issue. It was money well spent. I shot a 7-point buck 2 years ago with it.

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    The one I posted about below is my first 721 and my first and only .300 H&H. I'd wanted a 721 for many years. It was made in 1950 and wears an old El Paso Weaver K4. Pretty classic combination.

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    A fellow had a nice 721 in .300H&H for sale at our Central Pennsylvania Antique Arms Assn. meeting a few months ago, $600.00 OTD. Nope, I didn't buy it although I thought it a great deal at that price. Had it been a .30/06 I probably would have.

    Winchester stocked the pre 64 M-70's for either scope or open sights also. The ones stocked for scope mounting were Monte Carlo and used a simple lay down rear sight. Those buyers intending on using only open sights got the classic stock along with a long rear sight with a stepped adjuster. My brother bought a .30/06 with the classic stock intended to be shot with irons, he mounted a 4-12 Burris on it and he cries about recoil every time he shoots it. My 1953 .30/06 has the Monte Carlo stock and shoots very comfortably with any load.
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    I have a 30/06 in the B model
    I know of a 300 H&H and a 722 in 300 Savage

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    If I can contribute with a Rem 722 in 257 Roberts;

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    Kestrel4k, I not only love the rifle but the caliber too. Beautiful rifle. Funny thing, I always planned on buying or building a .257 Robert but never got around to it. james

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    Kestrel, that is a lovely 722 indeed, in one of my favorite chamberings. Every time I am reminded of Ned Roberts, it makes me smile.
    By the way, I am a native of Salem, and if you have ever been north of Lakeview, you know that Abert Rim is one of the most spectacular fault scarps in North America. I loved hunting deer up on top among the petroglyphs. That's why I chose it for my screen name.
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    About a year ago I bought a Rem 722 in .222 Rem as a project. I got a good deal on it because someone "bubba'd" the gun pretty bad. The butt was cut-off to fit a kid & it had some big gouges filled with gray putty on the forend. The barrel has the front sight screw holes filled with solder. I completely re-did the stock with a recoil pad to fix the LOP & installed an ebony forend tip & ebony grip cap. This cleaned up the outside of the stock nicely. The original inletting was undisturbed. Per my usual, even before shooting, I installed pillars & glass bedded the action. The rifle is now a joy & shooting tiny groups with just about any load I put together! The barrel is 26" long, unnecessary for a .222, so I plan to get it cut/crowned to 24" to eliminate the front sight holes. The trigger breaks clean a little over 3 lbs which is a little heavier than I like. I'm contemplating notching the receiver-tail so a 700 trigger will fit.

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    I have a 721 in .280. My son thinks it is the best deer rifle in existence. When I got it decades ago I had to restock it as a previous owner had cut the stock to about a 12" length of pull.

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    I have a .30-'06. Deadly deer rifle.
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    I never owned one, but worked on them as a gunsmith, mostly reblued them. I really liked them and thought them well made. I would choose one over a Win. Mod. 70.

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    I picked up a well-used 721 in 30-06 at an estate sale, mainly because it had a Lyman receiver sight on it. About the same time I got a deal on some Weatherby brand 30-06 ammo with 150 gr Barnes bullets. When I tried the ammo in the 721, I got a shockingly small group at 100 yards. Now it sits in the back of the safe, with all the other rifles that are "too good to let go of yet."
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