Originally Posted by nchunt101
They are popular down here with the hunting crowd but I am not a fan . I lump them in with the pump action 7600. Good ideas but rifles are not meant to be built on a shotgun frame. The triggers are terrible as well. If you want a dedicated semi-auto hunting rifle get a BAR.
When I have range duty at my gun club during public shooting, I split my time between un-jamming 742's and showing new AR15 owners how to leave the bolt open so we can inspect. In fact I am a recent AR15 owner, but have been taking them apart and fixing them for a while now. The 742's were simply not built correctly, and I think the longer-action calibers are the worst. The bolt eats the receiver with every shot - not a good concept to be sure. Guess that's why they stopped making them
+1 on the BAR, do not own one but I do like them