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I have a model 722 in .300 savage and it fits my wife perfect.
the problem is she likes it so much i cant use it anymore.:whiteflag:
So if you have one in any caliber send me a u2u and we can talk
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I feel your pain.:D:D Back when I was in the Army, I hung around the various pawn shops outside Ft. Bragg in my off-time. There was a cherry 722 in .300 Savage in my favorite shop, at a good price, too.

I already had a 700BDL in .308 Win. at the time, and decided to pass it by. Now, with the fullness of time, I'm kicking myself every time I think about that rifle.

I know a guy in Marshall who's got a slew of 721s and 722s, but I strongly doubt he'd turn his .300 loose, he's still using it on deer. Good luck with your quest!
 

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[rquote=1499859&tid=104645&author=glennasher1] I feel your pain.:D:D Back when I was in the Army, I hung around the various pawn shops outside Ft. Bragg in my off-time. There was a cherry 722 in .300 Savage in my favorite shop, at a good price, too.

I already had a 700BDL in .308 Win. at the time, and decided to pass it by. Now, with the fullness of time, I'm kicking myself every time I think about that rifle.

I know a guy in Marshall who's got a slew of 721s and 722s, but I strongly doubt he'd turn his .300 loose, he's still using it on deer. Good luck with your quest![/rquote]

The .300 savage i have is an heirloom, it was handed down by my great grandpa, and its in great condition! Its my favorite rifle by far. its been killing bucks since 1949!
I know they made that model in .243 .257roberts and .308

I would take any caliber, dosent have to be .300 sav
id love to have one in .257
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We have a 722 deluxe chambered in .244 (which is now 6mm). My dad won it in a backroom poker game in 1970. It is topped with a bushnell banner 4x scope. My dad shot a truckload of deer with it before handing it to me in 1976. It was my main deer rifle until my son got old enuf to hunt and it was handed to him in 2003. I think he has killed ten deer with it. Just for kicks and giggles I put it on the bench last year and shot a 100 yard 5 shot group you could cover with a dime. I have never seen another deluxe anywhere. I too am looking for one in .300 sav and .257 rbts. Would love to have them all! .222 is another on my list lol! I have a 721 chambered in .300 H&H that has had a muzzle brake installed and it is a sweetheart to shoot also. Them old rifles looked funny with that dog knot in the barrel but they were some awesome shooters! Boog
 

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Would love to see a pic of one of these rifles in 722. Or for that matter, all of them. :cheers: :smiley:
 

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I have one in 300 H&H that my dad left me. So these have a following? I like it but dont see that it any more special than my 700. Also-Glen, did these have a problem with accidental discharge, seems like Dad told about that.
 

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[rquote=1500387&tid=104645&author=Bronco Brian]I have one in 300 H&H that my dad left me. So these have a following? I like it but dont see that it any more special than my 700. Also-Glen, did these have a problem with accidental discharge, seems like Dad told about that.[/rquote]

They only have problems if someone gets too frisky when adjusting the trigger. They have the same trigger as the older 700s, which derived from them. Remington was getting whipped in sales with the rather plain looking 721s and 722s, so they "prettied" them up and called them 700s, the rest is history. There are some minor differences due to bottom metal and such, but they are pretty much the same rifles as the 700s, the 700s are just flashier and with more gadgets and gewgaws. There might be some dimensional differences, the stocks won't interchange without some work, but basically, they're the same rifles as 700s.

Pretty darned good rifles, but not as flash as the Model 70 Winchesters of the same time frame. Still, they were 10-$20 cheaper than Model 70s, so that really helped their sales a lot, but they had to really trick them out with the 700 "improvements" to start beating Winchester. About that time, Winchester came out with the "post '64 version, and the Remingtons took off like a scalded cat. Been that way ever since, too.
 

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So what your saying is that neither 700 or the 721/722 had an inherient problem that you know of with accidental discharge unless they had been modified?
 

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Exactly:) Remington's older trigger has caused some issues, usually when someone dinks around with it. I recall a dealer telling me they have something like 17million dollars worth of lawsuits over it, all told. Nothing wrong with it, exactly, except when someone who doesn't know what they're doing messes around with them, and adjusts the sear engagement too light.
I've seen it, and done it, myself:eek: but always kept the rifle pointed in a safe direction, so no harm was done. It makes me leery of them a bit, but re-adjusting the sear engagement usually fixes the problem.

Lawyers have a keen sense of smell, though, and they can smell money to be made, in the unlikeliest places, so they've really made up some good lawsuits out of those triggers. The new X Pro trigger was an attempt to deflect some of those lawsuits. I think they are bogus, but I'm one of those folks who don't believe in suing someone when I DO something stupid.


The 700s just don't feel right to me, so I don't use them any more. I've owned a few, but they just didn't float the boat for me. Nothing against them at all, I just don't like the way they feel, so I found something different, the older Ruger 77s, and now, Winchester 70s, among others. My main beef is the short bolt handle, and the pistol grip is too tight for comfort, and I really don't like the plastic finishes on the old BDL stocks (I like the newer CDL stocks okay). They're good rifles, all of them, but they just aren't my choice today.
 
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