rem 721 for LR

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by JWP25, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. JWP25

    JWP25 Well-Known Member

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    Will a Rem. 721 make a good action for a long range rifle build,and will 700 triggers and stocks work with them
     
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    436 Well-Known Member

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    Yep.... it'll work just fine... Many guy's, like myself would prefer one in a custom build as a LR or F-class rifle.
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  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it will work.

    Triggers, bolts, and stocks will interchange.

    The one thing about the trigger is the safety. The action will have to be notched on the rear tang. Not a big deal, about 5 minutes with a dremel.
     
  4. Blagg

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    Recently built one for a customer. 6.5X284, Pendleton gunstock, Jewell trigger, Benchmark Sendero taper barrel in a 8 twist. Its a real shooter. I milled the reciever for the 700 trigger assy.
     
  5. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Shame on you Blagg. Using a mill when a Dremel will do.
     
  6. royinidaho

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    Good one eddie!!!!!
     
  7. Blagg

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    I have to justify the cost of the mill ya know! I tell the wife I use it everyday.:D
     
  8. TexasHunter

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    A friend of mine has a Texas Brigade Armory rifle for sale on the Hide built on a 721. Here's the link:

    FS Texas Brigade Armory .300WSM long action - Sniper's Hide Forums

    The 721 is the predecessor to the 700 long action. They were made from 1948 to 1962 (give or take a year or two). Had a few bolt issues if I remember correctly. I think with broken extractors but not sure. The fix is to just buy a new PTG bolt to fit and voila, you got an up to date action. Oh and drop in any new trigger too.
     
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    436 Well-Known Member

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    Aside from being an all around pretty gun action, I think a lot of the open sight target guy's like the striper cut in the top of the action for competition; much like the 40XB's have. At any rate it's a nice action to build on...
    Just my .02

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  10. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I just bought me another one to play with. It's been re-barreled to 300wby. Now I need to find a better stock for it.