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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by pauledog, Aug 13, 2011.
are parts like stocks , trigers , bottom metal , and scope bases the same ???
Mostly. The biggest difference between the two is that the 721 safety wrapped around the rear tang of the action. On the 700 the rear tang is notched for the safety.
You can notch a 721 and use a 700 trigger, or you can relieve a 700 stock to use a 721 trigger.
Bottom metal's are different between stocks. Meaning, you need to use 721 metal with a 721 stock and 700 metal with a 700 stock. The actions will use either depending on which stock you are using.
Scope bases are the same. I use EGW 20moa's for a Rem 700.
My first 721 project was swapping in a 700 trigger and 700 magnum bolt and putting it in a Sendero Stock and adding a ER Shaw 300wsm Varmint barrel.
Current 721 project is using a 700 magnum bolt, original trigger, Knoxx Axiom Kings Camo stock, and a Douglas 7mmWSM barrel.
Both are using Cabelas Kwik Klip's that hold 7 rounds of WSM.
great and thanks,i think a new triger ,stock,bottom metal and modern scope will bring this old girl back to life for many more deer hunts..
Remember, using a 700 trigger will require putting a 700 safety notch on your 721 rear tang.
I did mine with a bench grinder, smoothing with a hand file, and some cold blue.
yes i see the notch a little work and some cold blue will take care of that,. i tried the bottom metal on a 700 bdl stock , it would work but you would have a adl type with no hinged floor plate,.might be something to keep for a single feed bench rest gun,.
I just finished building a Rem 721 into a modern 6.5-284. I added a 26" Brux #5 barrel and it now resides in a HS Precision stock from an old Rem 700 Sendaro. I added BDL bottom metal and magazine box. I had to notch the stock for the safety. Left to do is build up a little for the rear tang and paint the stock and it will be complete.