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Remington 721 300H&H

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:57 PM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

Well I mounted my Shepherd on the gun and got it centered up good at 25 yards. Moved out to 100 yards and shot a 3 shot group. This old thing printed a .8" group with two almost touching. I am very pleased considering the questionable condition of the bore and shooting 1980 handloads. It should make an excellent 700 yard gun for the kids with 215 hybrids and modern propellants. I took the brake off of my shot out ultra and had the local gunsmith install it and bring the trigger down to 3lbs. Looking forward to seeing what we can do with this!
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:16 AM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

Good to hear she shoots.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

Just wanted to give a quick update on my old 300 H&H. Once I discovered that in spite of some barrel pitting that it had accuracy potential, I went to work making it a nice rifle for my sons. A gunsmith had previously drilled holes in the side of the receiver and installed a peep sight. I tig welded the screw holes back in and sanded the stock down in that area to blend in the chunk they had removed from the stock. I also opened up the barrel channel for a nice free float as the stock had been tight into the side of the barrel. I stripped it down, cold blued the entire rifle (that was a PITA) sanded and refinished the stock. I had the muzzle break from my other shot out barrel installed on this rifle. I installed a 20MOA canted scope base as I noticed for some reason on this receiver it requires tons of up adjustment to even get zeroed. I knew I wouldn't have enough scope adjustment for LR without a canted base. I installed a Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40AO with BDC. After zeroing at 100 yards, I have right around 32MOA of up available in the scope.
Now for the load:
There was only one bullet I wanted to run in this, the Berger 215 Hybrid. The goal was for this rifle to be a 0-750 yard rifle on elk. To keep this a magazine feeder for the kids I ended up seating the bullet .127" off. I kept load development as brief as possible with the component shortage I have. I worked up to a max load of 69.0 grains of H1000 which put my load density at a very happy 95-98%. I used Fed215GM's. Velocity is 2670fps and ES is under 7. The rifle has proven on paper targets to hold 1 MOA out to 800 yards and sometimes much better.
I took my oldest son up in the woods to do a little cross canyon shooting with it last weekend. I have a rock with a .75MOA white spot painted into it at 827 yards. I inputed everything into shooter, made the scope adjustments and let him fire the first shot. Boy did that 215 take a huge chunk out of my white paint on that rock!
I am excited that I was able to make a really nice weapon out of this old girl and it really blessed my uncle to see what it has become as he gave me the rifle.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:14 PM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

Nice rifle. My buddy has the same rifle but it needs a new stock. Boyds has finished stocks if you need one.

Jay
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:00 AM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

Not too familiar with the 721 but the .300H&H is excellent
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:39 PM
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Re: Remington 721 300H&H

The boys and I love the old gun. In fact, both of my sons took their bucks with it this last hunting season. My youngest shot his buck off hand at 130 yards while on the move. My oldest shot his at 175 yards. The Berger 215 did a number on both
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