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Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

 
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:42 PM
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Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

I have my dad's old gun sitting in the closet and have been wondering what I can do with this old gun. Not looking to restore it or maintain any sentimental value, but more so a newbie trying to figure out what my options are for rebuilding it into something more than the old 30-06 it is now. New stock will be needed. New barrel as well as the present one is shot. But what are my options are far as rechambering it into something else?

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

Quick answer for you, 95% of what works on the remington 700 will also work on your 721 and 722s as well, they were the 700s parents!
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:33 PM
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Re: Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

Thanks. That I do understand. What I'm not at all familiar with is what you can re-chamber a 30-06 into. I would lime to know what I could build this into as I'm not interested in rebuilding it as another 06.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:48 PM
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Re: Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

With the bolt it has now 22-250, 243, 6mm, 250 sav, 25-06, 260, 6.5x284, 270, 280, 284, 300 Hawk, 338-06, 308, 35 whelen and numerous other wildcats with a .473" rim, if you switch to a magnum bolt you can do anything from a 257 weatherby up to a 375 RUM.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:18 AM
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Re: Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

where are you . what do you want to shoot? what caliber would you like ??
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:46 AM
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Re: Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

I live and hunt out West so preferably I'd like something to hunt mid sized game, primarily Blacktail and Mule deer, and antelope occassionally, as well as perhaps a coyote or two. It would not need to be an elk cartridge. And most of the hunting is spot and stalk from longer range, whether it's open Miley or antelope country, or shooting across canyons into blacktail clearcuts.

And I will be reloading for whatever is built so no restrictions to OTC ammo.

6.5-06 perhaps? 280? Love to hear suggestions with that type of game in mind.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:36 PM
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Re: Options for an old Rem 721 30-06?

Why not stick with the .30-06? Unless you are looking for a project like rebuilding the rifle, stay "as is" and work up some awesome loads. JMHO....
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