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Old August 6, 2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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722 in a 700 stock

How much is involved putting a Remington 722 in a Rem 700 BDL stock. I would like to hear from people who have actually done it. I see a problem with the bolt being the 700 is swept and the 722 is straight and the thickness of the 700 Trig Gd is thicker than the 722 and will require shims or washers.
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Old August 6, 2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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You would also need to ensure that the 700BDL stock is for a short-action M700, or the inletting will be out of alignment for the 722's short action.

(M721=M700 Long; M722=M700 Short)

I would obtain M700BDL bottom metal (TG, floorplate, etc)

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Old August 8, 2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Does the 722 have a swelling in the barrel for the mounting of a rear sight in the dovetail?

The BDL magazine has a little tab for a single screw that attaches the magazine to the bottom of the receiver, this is so the box magazine doesn't fall out when you open the hinged floor plate. The 721/722 is missing the small threaded hole in the receiver for this screw. The 722 bottom metal won't fit the BDL stock without some work, I would recommend using 700 bottom metal.

You may have to remove a small amount of wood for the bolt handle, on a 721/722 the bolt is straight down, a 700 bolt handle is slightly angled back toward the shooter. Also, the safety is a little shorter, you'll have to remove a small amount of wood for it.

I considered exactly this on a 721 (long action) but I wound up putting it in a nice ADL stock (no hinged floor plate). I had to inlet the stock for the above mentioned swelling in the barrel, remove a little wood for the safety, machine the metal box magazine shorter to fit in the ADL stock. I used a 700 ADL trigger guard and no shimming was required. Aside from minor stock in-letting the 721 fit like a glove in the 700 stock. and I know the 722 will also, I just haven't gotten around to that one yet.

I wound up putting a 700 bolt in my 721 so i didn't remove any wood for the bolt handle. Overall it was a nice upgrade for the old rifle.
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Old August 10, 2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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I just did one about a year ago. Way too much work to be worthwhile. I have a 721 stock in my shop now.
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Old August 19, 2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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722 in 700 stock

I just finished my project. My 722 dropped right into my Hogue overmolded stock. I had to use a couple of 1/4 inch washers under the trigger guard because the 722 guard sits flush on the stock not recessed like the 700 .I thought I would need longer screws but it was not necessary. Looks good and a bit more meat on the stock than a standard 722 stock.
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