Reviews for Hunting Rifles?


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phantomak47
December 24, 2006, 03:21 PM
Is there a website that has reviews of different hunting rifles? I bought a 742 woodsmaster for cheap money and I want more info about it. I have already read the remington website, but I am looking for more. Pluse I want to read about other rifles.thanks

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Froggy
December 24, 2006, 07:00 PM
Stroll on over to Chuck Hawks' web site:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2d.rifles.htm

I don't see the 742 on the list, but his reviews are on this page:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifles_index_reviews.htm

nico
December 24, 2006, 08:29 PM
The 742 is a very good gun; in a different league than the modern versions (7400) from what I've heard. My dad had one when he was younger and really regrets selling it now that he's gotten back into hunting.

rcc328
December 26, 2006, 02:17 PM
I' trying to get back into deer hunting without spending n arm and a leg; I hunt about two weeks out of the year; Mossberg 100 ATR or Rem 700. I'm also looking at a BSA 3-9x50 scope. Help?

rcc328

Troutman
December 30, 2006, 02:47 AM
OOO! Man! An old 742 Remington.

That was my first hunting rifle, that was bought for me, for hunting (in my past life). No, I'm not that old. I was still in diapers at the time. It's an semi-auto. 5-shot with 1 in the chamber. No magnum chamberings was marketed for it.
As I had the 22 inch barrel/30-06.. With the diamond checkering. It had no swivels for a sling. They also made a deluxe model with basket-weave (had cheek-piece and swivels) And a carbine model with a 18, 18-1/2 inch barrel. That model was made or came out in the late 60's, early 70's. The bolt is coated with teflon, most of the parts (action) were coated teflon. Marketed (at that time) for easy cleaning and smooth action. The cost of the rifle, at the time (70's), was $180.00. Now it's marketed as the 7400, 7500.?
It was compared to the Browning BAR, the Browning was more (a lot more) money at that time. If you were into magnums, you had that Browning to go with as a semi-auto. It was and still is, a good long-gun, as Remington still markets it under a different model number.
The woodsmaster is the 22 inch model and the 18-1/2 inch is called, or was called the brushmaster. The carbine model only was chambered in .308 or .30-06. As I remember, its chamberings were the 280 remington, 270, 243, 30-06, 308, and (I think) the .25-06.
Also, I'm not sure of this though, the model before the 742 was the 740. I only know, the point in time of the 742.
The 742 was tapped for scope-mount. Had open sights. Accurate, it was. For me anyway. And fast follow-up. Remington also made (what I call a cousin) a pump action as well to the auto. Looks the same, but had rails in the fore-arm stock.
Have to go. Enough of strolling down memory lane.

Troutman
December 30, 2006, 03:50 PM
Here's some additional info. from Remington.

http://www.remington.com/library/history/firearm_models/centerfire/model_742.asp

http://www.remington.com/support/repair_services/specialty_parts_dealers.asp

RockRifle
December 30, 2006, 04:11 PM
The woodsmaster is the 22 inch model and the 18-1/2 inch is called, or was called the brushmaster.

My dad passed his 742 Woodsmaster Carbine (18.5in bbl) on to me. That was the correct nomenclature for the rifle. (It's the only name WE ever used) It is a short 30-06 with iron sights that had no equal in the brush. It was tapped for rings, but had limited range with the short barrel. The old scopes weren't much good in the brush.(The days before eotechs)

The 740 was a pump action model. 740 and 742 were available in a standard and deluxe grade. I believe The 742 became the 7400 and the 740 became the 7600.

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