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Brought a Remington Model 721 Home today

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HavelockLEO, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. HavelockLEO

    HavelockLEO Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Eastern NC
    So I stopped my local haunt to pick up a Turkish Mauser I had them hold about 2 weeks ago, and an odd scoped bolt action rifle caught my atttention. :what:
    Now at first I thought it was a sporterized Mauser and whan I asked to look at I noticed the bolt shroud and it screamed Remington, but I didnt recognized the model. As it got closer to me my friend that works ther asked if I recognized the type rifle, I gave him a resounding NO.
    Turns out to be a Remington 721, that pre-dates the 700. The first 721's were sold in 1948 I believe. And all of them were long action.
    Mine is in .30-06 and shows good honest wear, she's been in the woods alot over her lifetime, but over all the finish is just worn off the high spots and rounded places.
    The barrel looks awesome and muzzle wear reads a dead solid ZERO on my muzzle guage.
    She came with a 2.5X32 scope and a set of low rings as well.
    I'll post pictures a little later.
  2. Smokey in PHX

    Smokey in PHX Member

    May 10, 2011
    I have a Model 721 in .270 with peep sights. It is a great rifle, very accurate, and light in weight. I am very happy with this rifle.
  3. j2crows

    j2crows New Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    New Mexico
    They are a pretty good rifle. Believe it or not, we have ten 721's in our extended family. All .270 and 30.06. We also have 3 Model 725's, which was the next model after the 721. I could not began to tell you how many deer those rifles have taken . Kinda tough to find aftermarket stocks for them but, they are out there.
  4. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Senior Member

    Sep 18, 2005
    North Central Ohio
    The Model 725 is my favorite Remington bolt-action rifle. It and the 721/722 variations are essentially the same rifle as the Model 700, trim, finish and style of trigger guards being the biggest differences between any of them.

    RSVP2RIP Active Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    NE Illinois
    I have two in 270 win. Don't ask why I have two, but I somehow got two. One is in a stock my late grandfather made and it shoot great. The other is bone stock with a 4x weaver on it and it shoots really great and with 130gr Remington yellow/green box to boot. If you want to replace the wood, finding a replacement 721 stock will be a problem if you want an original, but 700 stocks can be made to work. You can add a hindged floorplate with a 700 ADL to BDL kit.
  6. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno Participating Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    ********** Kollective
    Sold mine. The old fashioned stock with what I call "excess drop" was a bear to get good cheek weld and hold, plus it whacked my cheek bone rightly :( However, they are very solid actions, beautiful barrels and they shoot well (not counting the fit). Mine was 96% or better, so rather than restock it and loose the old glamor, I sold it to a fella down in TX who hunts with it and is quite happy.
  7. wayne in boca

    wayne in boca Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    south Florida
    I have one in .270,made in 1949 as I recall.Nice rifle,and has iron sights on it too.I recently sanded out the barrel channel in the stock because the stock had warped and was bearing against the left side of the barrel.Shoots good again.The metal on mine looks like it was made last week.Congrats on a nice find.

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