Sure, I've owned quite a few of them over the years, "very good" action, just a little on the cheap side... on the wood, the blueing just so, so... but! If you look closely at the action it follows the same design as the Rem 40XB right down to the cut out for the top five shot feeder clip into the blind magazine. I've built off the action many times, the trigger is nothing to shout about but, it can be worked over or replaced. Add a Sako extractor and Jewell triggers, and little better stock, yes... the barrel many times needs to you, then..., what you really have is a fantastic action, but if the barrel shoots keep it, you'll have a lifelong shooter and keeper. After 50 plus years of shooting and hunting with them from time to time, selling my last one ten years ago, when I see one on the rack, my mind starts thinking about what could be done to it.Came across a 1951 vintage 30-06 Remington 721 for sale. Pics look great. Have not got my hands on it to check out rifling, but am told it is very good.
Anyone wish to share their experiences with the 721?
721's and 722's are old Plain Jane's, but man do they shoot!!!! The triggers are far superior to the 700's. Made before liability was a factor.I've had several 722s (the short action version). Only handled one 721. It was a 270 owned by a buddy's dad.
He insisted I shoot it. He said, "now, it will hit an inch high and 1/4 inch left". That's exactly where it hit!
Pretty plain walnut stocks, no hinged floor plate, basically same trigger as 700 with a narrower shoe, different bolt knob. I put a 722 stock on a 700 BDL so I wouldn't beat up the pristine 700 stock. Dropped right in and then I inletted the BDL floor plate into the 722 stock.
No, I don't have it, but... I still have four other Win keepers left and one Marlin .444, the .32 Special and my M71 went in the same trade as did my Win 88 I think I need to get my crystal ball polished again.If you still have the Winchester, I think you made the right decision. Have you seen the money lever guns are bringing in now