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#6281786 - 03/12/12 03:25 PM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: agazain]
Mule Deer Offline
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Nice kudu!

I would second everybody who suggested checking the chamber on ANY older .300 H&H, even pre-'64 Model 70's, since so many were rechambered to .300 Weatherby and even some wildcats based on the .300 H&H. I know a guy who bought a pre-'64 that has been converted to .300 Wby. at a gun show, and it wasn't re-marked. He got a surprise when he extracted the first fired case!

Those rechamberings are one reason the price of pre-64's and 721's in .300 H&H are pretty high.
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#6281803 - 03/12/12 03:32 PM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: Mule Deer]
Elkmen Offline
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Registered: 04/19/11
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My HH has been converted but the smith did stamp the barrel.

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#6281861 - 03/12/12 03:47 PM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: Elkmen]
Tanner Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 10353
Loc: High Country Colorado
the pre 64 70 I've got was my grandpas. It began as a 300 H&H, and a smith ran in a reamer and gave it a 40 degree shoulder... it's now marked 300 H&H Super.


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#6281887 - 03/12/12 03:55 PM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: Elkmen]
n007 Offline
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Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 2415
Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
I picked up a 721 in .300 HH a couple of years ago for $600.00, very good condition, 26" barrel, also came with the original recoil pad. As mentioned by another poster it was hard as a rock so picked up another 721 stock for 25.00 and put a new recoil pad on it so I still have the original. The first load I tried was 200 grain Sierra's with H4831, shot so well the first trip to the range that I haven't played with much else. Put a 3x9x50 Leupold on it that I took off my .280. It's not a light rifle, but I really like it.

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#6287773 - 03/13/12 11:28 PM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: n007]
navlav8r Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 3568
Loc: ms
I've bought two over the past couple of years, a 721 and a 40-XB. The stock on my 721 has lots of drop (I believe it's a standard stock vs. the high comb stock) but the action is slick as ice and the 40-XB will stack 'em on top of one another reliably. They're good conversation starters at the range too.

Cases can be a bit of a problem but check around, you can usually find them somewhere although they're normally at a slight premium.
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#6288151 - 03/14/12 12:50 AM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: navlav8r]
Jericho Offline
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Registered: 05/28/02
Posts: 6058
Is your 40XB custom or factory?

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#6288210 - 03/14/12 01:00 AM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: Jericho]
BigUglyMan Offline
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Registered: 06/16/05
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Loc: Kugluktuk, Nunavut
Rechambering a vintage 300 H&H, without a damned good reason, is an unpardonable sin. Glad I got a Pre-64 before the unbubbaed ones were snapped up.
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#6288221 - 03/14/12 01:02 AM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: Mule Deer]
luv2safari Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 14767
Loc: NW NV & Far NW MT
JB,

I've seen bolt set back in two, both original 300 H&H. It may be anecdotal, however.
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#6288229 - 03/14/12 01:04 AM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: BigUglyMan]
Tanner Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 10353
Loc: High Country Colorado
Originally Posted By: BigUglyMan
Rechambering a vintage 300 H&H, without a damned good reason, is an unpardonable sin. Glad I got a Pre-64 before the unbubbaed ones were snapped up.
I'm thinking my grandpa had a good reason in '52, or else he wouldn't have done it.

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#6288259 - 03/14/12 01:10 AM Re: Rem 721 .300 H&H [Re: Tanner]
Jericho Offline
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Registered: 05/28/02
Posts: 6058
Did Remington chamber any 700s in 300H&H besides the Classic?

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