I've got one in 6mm Rem, which seems to be far less finicky and batter-prone than what I've heard about the 742 in larger calibers. My experience echoes what Art and BUFF said in their posts. There may be finer crafted rifles out there (in fact, I'm sure of it), but it will do its job if properly cared for and used only in the role in which it was meant to be used.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." -Amendment II, Constitution of the United States of America