Remington Semiauto Recoil


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ArmedBear
October 6, 2006, 07:04 PM
Anyone have a 740, 742, 7400, 750?

Is the recoil largely absorbed by the action, like it is by the similar-looking 1100?

Or does the thing kick like you'd expect from the caliber in question?

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Onmilo
October 7, 2006, 10:47 AM
Yes, the recoil forces are absorbed in a very similar fashion to the Model 1100This was one of the selling points to the Model 742 rifles when they were first advertised.

CornCod
October 7, 2006, 11:53 AM
Is it true that those Remingtons don't stand up to prolonged shooting and are just hunting guns; not the kind of piece you can put a hundred rounds through five or six times a year. I have heard this bruited about. Is this true?

Art Eatman
October 7, 2006, 12:39 PM
My 742K '06 seems to recoil about like my Garand, and both seem a bit less than my bolt-action '06. Benchrest comparison.

As to prolonged fire, I'd imagine the tighter fit of the parts in the 742 would crud up sooner than a Garand. But, believe me, a Garand will crud up to where a squirt of a thin gun oil is needed to get back in action. That showed up for real in Basic Training in 1954. I had done a good bit of Garand shooting before I was drafted and was already a squirter, and the other guys didn't know the trick. The Field First Sgt. and I shot up the remainder of the ammo from the rest of the platoon whose rifles were out of action. A fun way to get Brownie Points. :)

Art

Jackal
October 7, 2006, 01:30 PM
My 740 30'06 recoils comparably to my Yugo SKS. In other words, not much and thats with a steel buttplate.

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