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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Remington 722 in .300 Savage

Wondering if anyone on here has one??? What can you tell me about it? Likes? Dislikes? What kind of accuracy do you get out of it? Thanks in advance.
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Not a real common rifle, anymore, and an even less common cartridge. Both are very good, though. I may build a .250 Savage Ackley Improved on a 722 for coyote and deer hunting. Hope you find someone with .300 Savage experience to chime in.
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I have one and daughter also has one both shoot real well . Just a little slower than a 308 but a good deer / black bear gun and low recoil .
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I guess I should add that I'm looking more for info on that rifle than the cartridge. I already have a .300 Savage in a M99. It was my grandfather's rifle, and the first one he bought upon returning home from WWII. I've taken around 15 deer with it so far and one black bear. But I want to retire it except for on blue bird days. I have quite a bit of reloading components for the .300 and want to stick with it and now have an opportunity to acquire this M722.

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Never shot a 722 but have shot a few 721's including my fathers. Most were .30-06 and one or two .270. Plain Jane - nothing fancy but all that I shot were very accurate. My father said they were $30-$50 cheaper then the Mod. 70 brand new in the '50s. He got his used in '54 or '55 with a Weaver 2.5-5 power scope that's still on the rifle. Last time he shot it (4-5 years ago) was grouping 1.5" at 100 yards. His was having problems with the extractor, which I understand is common for them. I believe it's an "O" ring in the bolt face that is forced over the rim of the shell as the bolt is closed. I guess the "O" ring wears to the point that it can't hold the rim as the bolt is opened. I heard the "O" rings can be hard to find.
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My 722 in 300 Savage shoots right at 1" at 100 yards with a 3X9 Leupold I use 150 Grain bullets with Winchester 748 Powder . I don't think you can go wrong with the 722's Very good little rifles
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722 shorter action.
721 longer action.

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the 722 is just a short action version of the 721. i have a 721 in 300 H&H mag and love it. the 300 savage has been around for a long time and everyone i know that has one liked them. the 722 and 721 models are the fore runner of the model 700. the action on my 721 is smooth as the day it was made. hope this help. if i was looking to get another 721 or 722 id jump at the chance.
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Not a real common rifle, anymore, and an even less common cartridge. Both are very good, though. I may build a .250 Savage Ackley Improved on a 722 for coyote and deer hunting. Hope you find someone with .300 Savage experience to chime in.
I used to have a 250 ack. never should of sold it. It was a very efficient chambering, and deadly on deer.
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Wondering if anyone on here has one??? What can you tell me about it? Likes? Dislikes? What kind of accuracy do you get out of it? Thanks in advance.
That would be a pretty rare 722, and would have more value than many others.
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