Remington model 742 woodsmaster?
Posted November 13 2001 - 2:58 PM
Last sunday I was out sighting in a new scope on my .308 model 742 and after about a dozen shots the action refused to close all the way(it's an automatic). I couldn't figure it out after fiddling with it for a bit, so I brought it to a local gunsmith sunday night.
He told me that what I was seeing was a common problem with the 742's and that my best option was to throw the gun away and buy a new one. This seems a bit extreme to me, but he maintained that it was the only thing to do, apparently most trading posts have stopped taking them because of the problem.
He also mentioned that a few years ago remington may have offered a discount on new rifles with the exchange of a faulty 742, but he didn't have any details.
Has anyone here run into this problem with the 742? If so, how did you deal with it?
Posted November 13 2001 - 3:54 PM
By yourself a nice bolt rifle! Pre-64 winchester model 70.........270 cal with a leupold 4x12 scope......
Posted November 13 2001 - 4:39 PM
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Posted November 13 2001 - 5:05 PM
Ask to speak with John K , Dick L, or Skip on the gun floor.
Posted November 13 2001 - 5:28 PM
Ya right 06 would be better...................more bullet wt choices easier to find ammo. Still am a 270 fan.
Posted November 13 2001 - 5:30 PM
you can ask the same in the remington forum and i am sure you will get the same answers
best of luck and clean that puppy out well. http://www.GunandGame.com/
Posted November 13 2001 - 6:01 PM
I put in a question through remington's website, and they say it takes a couple of days for them to respond, so I'll update this thread with whatever they tell me when I hear back.
Grampa: the gun is clean, the problem I'm seeing is the soft rail problem, it looks like someone went at the rail with a hammer. I was hoping that perhaps there was something that could be done to fix it.
WorcBoy, I prefer a bolt action, but the gun was given to me by my father, so I really couldn't beat the price.
Spook, I'm actually going to be stopping in at KTP on friday when I head up to my parents house to hunt for the weekend.
Thanks again everyone, I wish I'd posted here first instead of wasting a few hours last night using google.
[This message has been edited by Mattb (edited 11-13-2001).]
Posted November 14 2001 - 5:15 PM
I heard back from Remington today, bad news. They discontinued the discount exchange program in June of '99, so it looks like I'm out of luck.
Posted November 14 2001 - 5:46 PM
I hear ya on the hand me down guns, I got a few from my dad.
Good Luck there bud............
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Posted November 15 2001 - 10:20 AM
I usually hunt fairly thick woods anyway, so hunting with slugs in the shotgun won't be a problem for the rest of the season.
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