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Remington 722 thoughts?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TheOlderTheBetter, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. TheOlderTheBetter

    TheOlderTheBetter New Member

    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

  2. TheOlderTheBetter

    TheOlderTheBetter New Member

    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?
  3. airedaleman

    airedaleman Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    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.
  5. Captcurt

    Captcurt Well-Known Member

    A 722 in 300 Savage? I would already have it home.
  6. BoilerUP

    BoilerUP Well-Known Member

    You buy it from him for $225, and I'll buy it from you for $250 shipped :)

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