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Old 02-09-2014, 8:39 PM
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Default Remington 721 300 H&H Magnum

Just acquired a Rem 721. It's a 300 H&H Magnum. Owner recently passed away and his brother didn't want it so he said $300 and it yours. Well I couldn't say no.
He also gave me a box of what looks like some old ammo but unfortunately it's the wrong caliber. Brother just saw 300 and assumed it was the right stuff.






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Old 02-10-2014, 5:53 AM
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Old 02-10-2014, 6:28 AM
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hows it shoot?
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Old 02-10-2014, 7:03 AM
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Acquired a 721 300 H&H myself recently.
Very nice shooting guns. They're a little heavy but shoot very well. I love mine
$300 is a great deal.
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Old 02-10-2014, 7:27 AM
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Sell that box of 300 weatherby and offset your costs further. Good score on the rifle
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Old 02-10-2014, 7:45 AM
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better make sure it is 300 weatherby. 300 H&H is the parent for the Bee. Not too much of a stretch to take some 1x 300 bee from gun broker, run it through the H&H die, fireform, and put the loaded ammo back in the bee box.

That stock looks kinda rough. Looks like a $300 rifle to me, personally. I hope it has some history or sentimental value that makes it priceless to you.
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Old 02-10-2014, 8:43 AM
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What a lot of new shooter don't know is the 721/722 series Remington rifles are very nicely machined and very smooth cycling rifles that preceded the 700 series.

The trigger is also exceptionable when cleaned/tuned/adjusted, it has 1/2 the sear bearing surface and is adjustable down to 1.5-2lbs.

The stock and bottom metal is the only drawback that can be fixed with 700 series stock (minor inletting for safety) and bottom metal.

As usual with older rifles a through cleaning/disassembly is required and may be a challenge to a few of the new generation who cant even change the oil in their cars.
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Old 02-10-2014, 8:51 AM
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now that is interesting. I think my BIL has a 721/722 he got for a steal. that might be a good gift idea for him. Steal his rifle, buy a boyds or other and restock it for him, give it back after borrowing it. Though im too cheap to replace his bottom metal.

What's "wrong" with the 721 bottom metal?
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Old 02-10-2014, 8:59 AM
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My father used one of those. Sadly a family member sold it. You ever want to sell it I'd like to be first in line. An excellent rifle. You got lucky.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:22 AM
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now that is interesting. I think my BIL has a 721/722 he got for a steal. that might be a good gift idea for him. Steal his rifle, buy a boyds or other and restock it for him, give it back after borrowing it. Though im too cheap to replace his bottom metal.

What's "wrong" with the 721 bottom metal?
I'm not much on all the "tacticoolness" going around now but the 721 bottom metal is pretty basic - stamped one piece trigger and floorplate. Get's the job done I suppose, mine's held up OK.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:39 AM
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very interesting, I see that now. I think my BIL rifle is a blind mag. Maybe its not a 721 afterall.
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Old 02-10-2014, 3:24 PM
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hows it shoot?

I'm looking around for brass and dies. Maybe some commercial ammo to get things going !


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Old 02-10-2014, 4:26 PM
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I'm looking around for brass and dies. Maybe some commercial ammo to get things going !


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Cool rifle! Midway probably has brass & dies.
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Old 02-10-2014, 6:01 PM
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Are you sure the ammo doesn't fit?
It was a very common practice to run a 300 Weatherby reamer into a 300 H-H chamber and get a more modern round.I would try a piece of brass and see if it fits.
When chambering a 300 Weatherby today a lot of gunsmiths will run a 300 H-H reamer in first to hog out the chamber before running in there shiny new sharp 300 Weatherby finish nreamer.The 300 H-H reamers are cheap as nobody is shooting them anymore and they are piloted.

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Old 02-10-2014, 7:20 PM
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Are you sure the ammo doesn't fit?

It was a very common practice to run a 300 Weatherby reamer into a 300 H-H chamber and get a more modern round.I would try a piece of brass and see if it fits.

When chambering a 300 Weatherby today a lot of gunsmiths will run a 300 H-H reamer in first to hog out the chamber before running in there shiny new sharp 300 Weatherby reamer.The 300 H-H reamers are cheap as nobody is shooting them anymore and they are piloted.

I'll try it out and let you know thanks !


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Old 02-11-2014, 2:53 PM
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If it is a 300 H-H and it shoots halfway decent you can always have your gunsmith run a 300 Weatherby reamer in it as well.That way you can buy factory ammo or load your own but on a more modern cartridge that is great out to 1000 yards or more.
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Old 02-11-2014, 4:35 PM
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Damn it's just your luck! if the tables were turned you can safely shoot the 300 H&H in a 300 Weatherby but not visa versa. Sell the Weatherby ammo it's an easy $60-$70 and get some H&H.
The 300Weatherby is made from the H&H case as are most of the other Weatherby line.

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That is a REALLY compelling reason right there to rent a 300 weatherby reamer for $20 and convert the rifle.

Seriously.
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That is a REALLY compelling reason right there to rent a 300 weatherby reamer for $20 and convert the rifle.

Seriously.
If it was mine and not converted I don't think I could bring myself to convert it.
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Old 02-11-2014, 6:36 PM
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Been working on a 300 H-H lately myself and haven't made up my mind yet to run the reamer in or not.I also have 5 300 Ackley Improved reamers I could use but I don't want to turn necks on another hunting rifle.
I do like the idea of pushing a 200 grain bullet at 3000 fps though.

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Old 02-11-2014, 7:13 PM
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If it was mine and not converted I don't think I could bring myself to convert it.
why not. $300 rifle, its just begging for some home gunsmithing. New stock, ream to 300 Bee. How can you go wrong? reaming is almost impossible to screw up as long as you go slow, use lots of oil, and spend the 25 bucks on a go gauge.

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Old 02-11-2014, 7:15 PM
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Been working on a 300 H-H lately myself and haven't made up my mind yet to run the reamer in or not.I also have 5 300 Ackley Improved reamers I could use but I don't want to turn necks on another hunting rifle.
I do like the idea of pushing a 200 grain bullet at 3000 fps though.
That's a great stock, I don't even like thumbhole stocks. At. All. but that stock screams "this will not hurt your cheek no matter how hot loaded it is". way cool cheekpiece.
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why not. $300 rifle, its just begging for some home gunsmithing. New stock, ream to 300 Bee. How can you go wrong? reaming is almost impossible to screw up as long as you go slow, use lots of oil, and spend the 25 bucks on a go gauge.

Not all of us fear non-AR (aka real) gunsmithing!
Never owned an AR so it's not fear of gunsmithing, I have re-barreled several M1s & a bolt rifle in 30-06 & 308. It's just I like the 300 H&H and can't think of anything I'd hunt that I'd need a 300 Weatherby over the 300 H&H. that would be my reasoning plus the 300 H&H is just cool.
I'm kind of wondering if MackMan figured out if his was converted.

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Nothing wrong at all with the .300H&H. It dominated the long distance 1,000yd shooting competitions for many years. As long as the throat isn't worn excessively and the muzzle is tight, reload for it and enjoy that classic rifle!
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Old 02-12-2014, 2:36 AM
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Never owned an AR so it's not fear of gunsmithing, I have re-barreled several M1s & a bolt rifle in 30-06 & 308. It's just I like the 300 H&H and can't think of anything I'd hunt that I'd need a 300 Weatherby over the 300 H&H. that would be my reasoning plus the 300 H&H is just cool.

I'm kind of wondering if MackMan figured out if his was converted.

The rifle is in it's original condition. 300 H&H. And I'm think I'm going to leave it that way.


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