Remington 722 thoughts?


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TheOlderTheBetter
November 15, 2012, 08:58 PM
Hello, long time reader, first (I think) time poster. In need of some advice

I was offered a rifle at the office toady by a semi familiar co-worker:what: that I occasionally talk guns with.

The rifle in question is a Remington 722 in 300 savage. In attempts to build a "tactical rifle" he painted it a spray can cammo scheme and added a cheap ~$40 Simmons scope. It also has a nylon sling and swivels. Bore looked really good. Nothing obviously wrong with it. Still has both front and rear iron sights which I have always liked iron sights on a center fire bolt action.

He is asking $225 for the rifle with cheap 3-9x scope, nylon sling, and 2 boxes of Winchester 300 savage ammo. I know he is kinda down on his luck with a new kid so I really don't want to offer him any less.

I thought it was a pretty good deal, but told him I would have to think it over as I was not real familiar with the 722 rifles.

So what is the consensus of the 722? Do you think this would be a fair deal or should I keep looking? Use would be for a deer/hog rifle for my little brother.

Any advice is appreciated

TOTB

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TheOlderTheBetter
November 15, 2012, 11:20 PM
Not trying to be "that guy" by replying to my own thread, BUT...

After a little internet searching I found a Dicks sporting goods black friday ad for their 700 SPS varmint with scope for $350. Wondering if that might be a better option?

airedaleman
November 15, 2012, 11:41 PM
Buy the 722! The forerunner of the 700, and of far better quality than anything coming out of the Remington plant today. Some careful cleaning and a decent scope and a proper leather sling (no cobras or padded guitar rigs), and you'll have a real gun. The 300 Savage is a great cartridge, not too far behind the 308 ballistically.

Two and a quarter with two boxes of cartridges is a good deal, and you'll be helping that lad out to boot.

Art Eatman
November 16, 2012, 12:09 AM
I'd jump all over it, although I'd try my luck at $200 greenback cash dollars. :)

Not a lot of difference between the .300 Savage and the .308, if you handload--or have a friend who does.

If the scope hold zero for a few shots, odds are that it's usable. Not the best, but so what? Subtract the cost of the ammo, the scope mounts and the sling: You're getting a good rifle for little money.

Captcurt
November 16, 2012, 01:15 PM
A 722 in 300 Savage? I would already have it home.

BoilerUP
November 16, 2012, 01:39 PM
You buy it from him for $225, and I'll buy it from you for $250 shipped :-)

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