new rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by D.A.T., Aug 4, 2010.

  1. D.A.T.

    D.A.T. Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2010
    a while back i got a 721 30-06 ina trade.manu date is 4/51.has a 24in barrel with open sights shoots like a dream with sights and has never had a scope mounted on it.barrel is excellent,im saving up for a viper 4-12 PA.i love these old closet queens:D
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2010
    Good to hear on the new rifle. My new baby is a true shooter as well :)

    happy shooting

  3. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    Its a great rifle the M721. That being said, I just sold mine.
    The stock has a lot of drop in the heel and comb. Scoping one means stay away from big objectives like the 50mms. It can be tough to get a good cheek weld if you do.
    Felt recoil with that much drop goes up too.
    They are great guns, but by modern standards they need a modern stock. Retro-fit a M700 stock and all will be well.
    Be careful of the extractors too. Sticky bolt lift during load work-up is a no-no.
    The extractors are no longer available, and the M700 extractors don't fit.

    A Sako conversion will fix that, if yours has no collector value.
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Congratulations on the new rig, how about a pic?