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    Deadeye
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    Shot the 742 today

    Growing up as a kid at deer camp it looked like 50% of the guys had Marlins and the othe 50% had Remington 30-06 pumps and semi auto’s... was looking on Gun Broker and seen a couple and after watching a few I decided on one that was gonna sell for less than $300... So I bid and won it... well I did my research after the fact and was kinda of getting a lump in my throat thinking ”oh boy I’m gonna get a lemon”... well I received gun yesterday and as soon as I got home I broke gun down for cleaning... I was giving this gun a once over and it looked pretty darn good... bore looked good crown looked good. Slide rails looked like they had very minimal wear... so I cleaned it lubed rails and locking bolt and re mounted a old banner 4 power scope with the cheap see through rings and bases... shot 6 rounds at 50 yards basically checking for function... gun cycled all 6 rounds no problems... now the group was nothing to get excited about. Right at 2”... I didn’t wait between shots and the barrel was pretty hot!!! I’m gonna order new bases and rings and put a little better scope on it and ill try this again in the fall when it cools off a little... but over all I think I’m gonna be ok with the gun

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    Ha! Looks like you and are both finding nice 742s to play with. I bought this one online about two weeks ago and installed an old Weaver K4 using Weaver rings I must have bought at a gun show 30 years ago. The rifle, manufactured in 1966, is in excellent condition. It too is a 30-06. These pics were taken by the seller and accurately depict the condition of the rifle. I don't know when I will find time to shoot it. My wife has a Remington 750 in 35 Whelen. It is a swell rifle.


    Congrats on your new 742!!!!

    T.S.



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    Still have my first deer rifle, a 742 Carbine 30 06 that I bought new about 45 years ago. Shot about a box of shells out of it but never at a deer. That thing with the 18” barrel is like a flame thrower.
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    Sounds like the start of Team 742.

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    Looking forward to deer season... maybe next year Pa will allow semi auto’s for deer hunting

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    I have had several 742s, only bought one new. The 742c in pic. They ain't target guns but in WVa in 60s it was the rifle everyone wanted. They are good meat guns for woods hunting. If you have one that does 3" at 100yds it's a good one. I got the 742c to shoot 3" by using 180gr RN and shooting about 2400fps with IMR-4350. image.jpeg
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    Glad you had good luck with your 742. I sure didn't!

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    enjoy.

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    I didn't have good luck with mine. I didn't keep it very long it's the only rifle in the pic that I don't still own. I busted my young butt to get the money to buy that rifle. My Dad got on me over it. He had to listen for a year about it and then I didn't like it. It was a keep up with the jones type thing. All the older guys had them so I had to have one. About the same time my next purchase was a 870. I never liked it either and still have it. I think I kept it just so the old man wouldn't hack on me over it. He was a dyed in the wool Winchester & Browning shooter.
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    I've owned 1 742 and 2 7400's and they all jammed so I went to browning BAR never had a BAR to jam
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