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Old 01-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #11
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I hunted with a 742 308 carbine while my dad used the 3006 742 rifle the 06 started having problems when the bore began pitting and it would rip the rim off the case. the plastic piece in my 308 was never a problem however after the gunsmith pointed out this rifle has to be cleaned he recomended sea foam to cut carbon buildup remington offers a bore brush that works really well. also a light coat of rem oil. That said my 742 .308 carbine topped with a redfield 2x7 wide view, is the rifle i always want despite having several more expensive and "better" rifles. it's quick, stable, and range have never failed me.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #12
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i would take it to another gunsmith . its worth another look . i have very old 742 rifle in 308 ,it has treated me well . it sees the woods alot more then better rifles in the safe . it is easy to hunt with and knocks deer down

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Old 01-26-2010, 05:35 AM   #13
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The rifle is definitely worth repairing. One thing about the 742 as well as most semi autos is that they really get dirty inside the receiver if they are not cleaned properly. Knock the pins out and pull the trigger mechanism and you may find a dirty mess. I took mine completely down last year even though I don't use it anymore and there was a bunch of crap in the receiver.
When I was through with it, I completely disassembled my 11-87 since shotgun and rifle are almost identical. It was filthy there too. I ought to be ashamed for telling this. No one should let their weapons get that dirty, but the 11-87 sure does run better now.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:02 AM   #14
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Default I have a rem 742 30-06 mag problems

Okay, I just pick me up a rem 742 30-06. I have took it down to the range and put a few rounds through it. When I load the clip I put 4 rds in it and load it into the gun I pull the bolt bak and the first bullet loads with no problem. Then after i shoot the next bullet don't load the clip partially comes out the gun like the clip isn't stay latched. then I have to push it back and reload the gun. What do you think is the problem? I'm new to this site so I couldn't figure out how to post a new thread so I'm replying to this one. If someone how there can help me and point me into the direction into what could be causing this problem I would gladly appreciate any info. Thanks
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:27 AM   #15
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ive got a 7600 ,that im tricking out as we speak .....the new guys on the block for your remington are accuracy systems in colo. remington 7400 .com ....same guys ...good luck
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:04 AM   #17
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My first hi powered rifle was a 742 in a 30-06 purchased that rifle in 1977,years later it developed the same symptoms that you are experiencing.What I found was the bolt lugs were becoming damaged and not locking together.

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