Remington model 722 .300 Savage


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jimmyjamonit
February 23, 2009, 12:59 AM
Greetings,

Just inherited this rifle from my grandfather. Remington model 722 .300 Savage. It has been sitting in a gun safe for the past 50 years and has seen little action. Stock is glassy and flawless. It appears to be a higher end model. Has a nice old scope too - I believe it is a Redfield. Over all , it is in near mint to mint condition. Question: Do you have any idea of what the market value is for a rifle like this?

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Gewehr98
February 23, 2009, 01:03 AM
That appears to be a Lyman Alaskan scope, or a Redfield clone, on a Redfield Jr. mount, btw.

I don't have my Blue Book handy, but based on the condition I see there, it should lean towards the high end of the scale.

They entered production in 1948, and were discontinued in 1962.

This one is listed for $595.00:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/924027657/Guns/Rifles/Remington-Rifles-Modern/Non-Model-700/REMINGTON_722_300_SAVAGE_SUPER_CLEA.htm

jimmyjamonit
February 23, 2009, 01:21 AM
you've got a good eye. definately a redfield mount, couldnt find any make on the scope itself. Thanks for the ball park!

rangerruck
February 23, 2009, 04:38 AM
YOU will have to take the scope out of the mount to find out who it is, but it appears to be very old Weaver, el paso made, which is most desirable, with the exposed brass fittings. those smooth rounded knob covers tell me it is weaver.
it should also say it's power, proly a fixed 4 or 6 power, if it is a variable power, like a 1.5 x 6 power, that is very desirable. the scope is a 100 dollar minimum for it, it is very minty.
the 722 rifle, was a fantastic rifle, a great made rifle, just fabulous; it was replace by the equally good, if not better, remmy 788. the 722's had much better wood on them though, and yours shows. On a good day, you could do 700 for the whole rig.

wow, the more I look at your rifle, the more it looks fantastic; I would call it 95% or better
as far as condition goes.

rangerruck
February 23, 2009, 04:43 AM
Also , the more I think about it, that could be kinda a rare caliber, for Remington to build that in, you may wanna look through a blue book, if they made few in that caliber, it could be worth a ton.
For instance, they stopped making the 788, just as the 223 caliber was becoming a commercial round, they ended up making about 700 223's, in the
788. If you were to have one, no matter how bad the condition, you would be looking at several 1000's of dollars.

jimmyjamonit
February 23, 2009, 04:30 PM
The cartridges have been difficult for me to find, niether of my local ammo suppliers keep .300 Savage in stock. I'm sure there available online. This gun is definately in great shape though. The screw slots are perfect, they look like they've never even been turned. The only sign of wear I can identify are a few light travel marks on the exposed part of the bolt. I was gonna open it up and give it a good cleaning, but when I saw those perfect screw slots there was no way I was gonna stick a driver in there.

5stljayhawks
August 1, 2009, 10:31 PM
jimmyjamonit,

I have been able to find 150 and 180 at bass pro over the past 5 years. With the current issues with ammo, I would buy 3-4 boxes of each, they are saying rifle ammo will be short this fall.

I have taken several deer, the past few years. One was a drop in the track and another was about 50 yards and balled up. Got a 45-70 that I am going to give a shot. Equall opp....

SP

jim in Anchorage
August 2, 2009, 05:50 AM
Also , the more I think about it, that could be kinda a rare caliber, for Remington to build that in, you may wanna look through a blue book, if they made few in that caliber, it could be worth a ton.
For instance, they stopped making the 788, just as the 223 caliber was becoming a commercial round, they ended up making about 700 223's, in the
788. If you were to have one, no matter how bad the condition, you would be looking at several 1000's of dollars.

For a 788?:rolleyes:

rangerruck
August 2, 2009, 06:38 AM
yep, not a refurbed one to 223, but a factory made , in 223...

StrawHat
August 2, 2009, 08:04 AM
The 722 was a good rifle, I have one chambered for the 222 Magnum cartridge and it is a one hole shooter out to about 150 yards. The 721 and 722 were replaced in the Remington lineup by the Model 700. (You can restock a 722 with a 700 short action stock.) Not sure what price I would put on one, they are kind of a "niche" rifle. Those that have them, tend to keep them and those that don't have them usually opt for a 700.

The 300 Savage is still a good cartridge and still loaded by the major ammunition factories. It may not be carried in every gun shop but a well stocked shop would have it. It can be made even better by reloading.

lefteyedom
August 3, 2009, 02:11 AM
:evil:Hardley worthy anything. Tell you what I will do for you . I will cover the cost of shipping, just send it to my local FFL and I will make sure it is desposed of properly.......:evil:

rangerruck
August 3, 2009, 05:41 AM
He's right, most bass pro, dicks, Academy's, etc., still stock 300 savage rounds...

Jim Watson
August 3, 2009, 09:05 AM
That is the least-used looking 722 I have ever seen even a picture of.

I am pretty sure the scope is a Weaver K-2.5 out of the early 1950s.

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