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Old July 24, 2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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Remington 720?

I've heard nothing but good things about the Remington 700s.... but what about its cousin the 720? I mentioned finding a 720 in 7MM NIB for $330 today at an unnamed retailer, and called a friend about it. He said stay away from the 720s, but couldn't exactly remember why he had heard that.

Anybody weigh in on this?

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Am I jackass or something, because I can find nothing on a Remington 720 except BS from back in the 40s, hell, even Remington website doesn't list it as a current model. But I swear, on the barrel it had the Remington Stamp, Model 720, 7MM, brand new synthetic stock, in the case, I held it! Right next to a Remington Model 710 in .270
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Old July 24, 2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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I bought one from wal mart

for my grandson this past winter; does it shoot m o a? no it does not. but does shoot minute of Deer or elk. the scope that was on it was cheap, so I put a better one on it. this Oct, I'm hoping grandson will score a deer or elk with it.
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Old July 24, 2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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Okay, you got one form Wal-Mart... not the best rifle in the world.... but at least someone else knows its out there. Why can't I find out nything on this rifle online?
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Old July 24, 2007, 10:07 PM   #4
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Try serching using the exact model - 721 or 722 depending on action length (I forget which is which...)



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Old July 24, 2007, 10:18 PM   #5
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Probably a Remington 770 not 720, which is the updated 710.

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Old July 24, 2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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Are you sure you don't mean 770? Which is the re-packaged 710.
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Old July 25, 2007, 05:28 AM   #7
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Well after looking at Remington's website, the 770 looks exactly like what I was holding last night, optics and all. And I guess with a quick glance a 7 can look like a 2.....

But okay, saying it was a 770, anybody have anything on it? I mean, $330 for a 7MM, seems like a hell of a deal.... though the stock did feel kind of cheap.

Would the 770 be applicable to 700 stocks?
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Old July 25, 2007, 11:31 AM   #8
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bump for some info...

anybody? Remignton 770.. links to reviews... know people who have one?
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Old July 25, 2007, 11:36 AM   #9
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Just a rebuilt 710, which is not a good gun for the money. You can do much better.

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Old July 25, 2007, 11:39 AM   #10
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Just a rebuilt 710, which is not a good gun for the money. You can do much better.
Hmm.., do tell. Is there another 7MMag I can get for between $300-400? I MAY be willing to spend $400-500, but I mean... what's the deal with the rifle? Does it just suck donkey balls? Or for your casual shooter like myself, will it be fun to hit targets at 200+ or will just get aggravated?
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Old July 25, 2007, 11:41 AM   #11
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I was getting all excited.
The Remington 720 came out in 1941 as the final development of the 1917 Remington-Enfield action. Naturally very few were made due to WW II and they are quite valuable.
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Old July 25, 2007, 11:44 AM   #12
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I try not to badmouth guns I haven't operated, but I think you'd be better served with a Stevens or Savage. The few bucks you'd save with the Remmy are not worth it in my opinion. BOL
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Old July 25, 2007, 11:47 AM   #13
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AHAHAHAHHA, I just called store I was at last night, SOOOOOOOO a 770, not a 720, so whatever I was smoking must have been good. But again, lots of nay-sayers but nothing to back it up...

Buuuut. I mean, I could get the Stevens 200 in a .308 AND the 7MMag, each for only $270.... and most people would agree the Stevens superior to the Rem 770?
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Old July 25, 2007, 11:47 AM   #14
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And there are no bucks saved as you can find a Savage for the same price, and it is a much better rifle. Do a search on the 710 and you will find all you need to know. But, then, if you doubt us, by all means buy it. That 7mm Rem Mag will shoot just fine through the rifle to be sure, but when the barrel erosion occurs, as it can with any 7mm barrel, you'll be up the creek with nowhere to go but to the store for a whole new rifle. Can't rebarrel it, you see. But heck, buy it and be happy with it. Just don't plan on a lot of shooting.

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Old July 25, 2007, 11:53 AM   #15
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Thanks, I do appreciate the info. And like I said, my friend said he had heard to stay clear of them. So, maybe I will... and I'll just rock out with two Stevens 200's in the calibers I want. So...thanks for saving me $100, haha.

This outside thread seals the deal... NO Rem 770!
http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1486079
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Old July 25, 2007, 01:35 PM   #16
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Amrican Hunter did a field test on the Rem 770 in last month's issue. It's worth a read. Not a great shooter, but if you want a cheap rifle, it's available.
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Old July 25, 2007, 02:45 PM   #17
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Where do some of you get Your information from?

The Remington 720 has absolutely no connection with the 710 or the 770. Yes, they are heavy as all 1917 Sporters were. They were solid and desireable Big Game rifles. I would consider one in good condition a bargain for $330 dollars.........Essex
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Old July 25, 2007, 05:54 PM   #18
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Essexcounty, read through the thread again.

Sectshun8 stated above in Post #13 that he misidentified the rifle as a 720. It's actually a 770, which is a re-badged 710, ala' combination tomato stake and canoe paddle.

Trust me, if it was a brand new 720, us older gun collectors would be on it like stink on a skunk. They haven't been available for eons.
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Old July 26, 2007, 03:10 AM   #19
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The Rem 720 was indeed built in the early 40's with a total of around 1500 rifles before production was stopped. These were made in 30-06. The Navy got a little over 1100 of them as they were short of rifles at the start of WW2. The Navy never issued them so the 720's became award Rifles for Navy shooters for years until they ran out in the 90's. I have seen and held a 720 which was awaded to a fellow High Power shooter. The 720 came in a green Remington card board box with a 1940's printed owners booklet. A 720 is worth about $1500.00 last time I heard. When production for hunting rifles was started back up, there was a change and the Model number became 721.

The Navy currently awards M-1 Garands to winners of certain matches. Some of which are Navy Mk1's or Mk2's which are M-1's in 7.62 Nato.

The Mk1's have sleeves in a '06 chamber in order to shoot the 7.62 Nato round. This didn't work out so well as sometimes the sleeve would exit the rifle along with a spent casing.

The Mk2's had a Springfield barrel chambered for 7.62 from the start. These barrels were really quite good shooters.
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