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Remington question

Question: Will a Remington model 700 stock fit a Rem. 722 action? I may get a 722 in .300 Savage, and having short arms makes most rifles a tad long for me. I heard this, and thought a youth stock would be a good idea if it fits.

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Re: Remington question

The foot print of the actions are the same, but the 700 stock will need some inletting for the safety lever and rear sight boss on the barrel. You may or may not need to do a little work on the bolt handle mortise. All very minor work done carefully with a Dremel tool.

Some have said the 721/722 mag box need to be shortened, but the few I have done haven't needed that alteration. The last one I did was a 722/257R in a B&C Carbelite. Other than the above it was a drop in.

With that said, unless the 722 stock is in pristine condition or your dead set keeping it 100% original you could shorten it and install a new pad for your LOP.

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Re: Remington question

That's true. Does the 722 have a hinged floor plate, a clip magazine, or do you unload it by working the bolt handle?

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Re: Remington question

Its been awhile, but AFAIK the 721/722 were blind mags using a stamped steel floorplate. Maybe someone with a better knowledge of their history and configurations might have more info o.n them

( stole this from GB, 721-722 parts)


As far as unloading, yes, you need to work the bolt, but not close and lock it. All you need to do is push the bolt forward about half way to feed a cartridge from the mag then dump it out, no need to lock the bolt to battery.

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As far as unloading, yes, you need to work the bolt, but not close and lock it. All you need to do is push the bolt forward about half way to feed a cartridge from the mag then dump it out, no need to lock the bolt to battery.
That's how I've always unloaded bolt rifles, whether they had an opening "floorplate", or not. Even with controlled feed actions like the M98. All I do with any CF action, is close the bolt a tad to engage the extractor, open the bolt and let the rounds roll out into the palm of my other hand.

As for 721/722 rifles, don't think I've ever seen one that didn't still have the original "fake" floorplate on it?

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Re: Remington question

Thanks fellers. Any other advice on the 722 .300 Sav. I should know about?

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Re: Remington question

I have encountered Remington 721/722s with Arisaka
floor plates installed on them. I have also seen
721/722s with 700 bolts, barrels, stocks, etc. installed
on them.
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Re: Remington question

Thanks Jericho. I am thinking of trading a 788 in .222 for the 722 .300 Sav. I have another varmint rig, and could use another deer/black bear gun. I have always liked the .300 sav. caliber. I have a '99 take down in .300 that I rarely carry into the woods anymore.

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Thanks fellers. Any other advice on the 722 .300 Sav. I should know about?
The only "gotcha" I can think of might be the extractor.

The 721/722 extractor is different part than the 700 series. They're not produced any longer and are as scarce as a honest politician.

Occasionally you'll see them listed on Gunbroker, Auction Arms or Ebay, but the route most take to replace a bad one with the Sako or M-16 conversion.

But, its one of those "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" deals. Worry about when and if it ever gives you trouble.

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Re: Remington question

Thanks Bill. I think I will do the swap. The 788 is nice, I have shot a bunch of chucks with it but a good .30 caliber bolt rifle is lacking in the gun cabinet.

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