Remington Model 721 Stock Replacement

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  1. zukidude

    zukidude New Member

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    I have a fairly old Rem 721 30-06. I would like to replace the stock buthave no idea where to start. I looked at some that I like but they all fit the remington 700. Will it fit my gun? Or is there anyone that makes a nice tactical style stock for it? Or am I screwed?:D
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    The 721 is essentially a 700. The ADL stock should be ok for you, but it will require fitting. Should also be bedded after custom fitting/inletting.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Any of the stock makers can handily make a stock for your rifle. Boyds,richards,or a host of others already have pattern of your rifle on hand for inletting.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    +1 - You can also look at Bell & Carlson, H-S Precision if you want tactical styling, or Lone Wolf Rifle Stocks if you have money to burn and want a truly custom model....

    JD
     
  5. ds mccolly

    ds mccolly New Member

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    Model 721 stock replacement

    Hope this will be of some help. Yesterday I found a 700 stock take-off in a local gun shop and was able to modify it for my model 721 very easily. I had to make two minor modifications to the stock. First, I had to take off a little wood behind the slot the bolt handle sits in to let the safety seat and move. Second, the stock had to be routed out to allow the bulge in the barrel where the rear open sight slot is located. I was able to use my ADL trigger guard even though the stock had previously been used as a BDL.
     
  6. Flyfishdav

    Flyfishdav New Member

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    Synthetic Stock for Remington 721

    I've read a lot of different posts here and elsewhere about whether or not a Remington 700 synthetic stock will fit a model 721 Remington .270. There are a lot of different thoughts on it and because most seem to think that the stock would fit I bought one from Sportsman's Guide. I knew beforehand that I would probably have to do a little modifying to the stock to get it to fit. What I'm not sure about and what I haven't seen addressed is what to do about my trigger guard. My rifle is an ADL which I believe means that it does not have release on the magazine. The trigger guard on my wood stock sat in a recess in the wood. However, the synthetic stock has no recess. My idea of modifying the stock did not include routing out a recess for the trigger guard. Is there a simple solution for this? I thought I needed to get the ADL stock b/c I have an ADL rifle. But this stock won't work the way it is. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I need to do?
    Thanks in advance.
    Flyfishdav
     
  7. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You WILL have to relieve the stock to accommodate your triggerguard. I would recommend using a Dremel to CAREFULLY route it out. It's not hard to do and only takes about 5 minutes.
     
  8. Gene L

    Gene L New Member

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    I had a 722, I think it was, in .257 Roberts. I found a site on the web for take-offs for 700 stocks. You have to make sure you've got the "Long action" stock so it'll fit.

    I got a nice stock, checkered and all off a 700 Classic, for less than $100. I did have to do some minor fitting around the safety, but otherwise it dropped in. I can't give you the website name, but it's probably under "used gunstocks."
     
  9. Flyfishdav

    Flyfishdav New Member

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    Thank you all for your reply's. Well, since I posted my question I've visited Brownell's website and now I see what I need to do. Since my .270 was and ADL long action, that's the stock I bought. So, the conversion is pretty simple. I bought a 700 ADL trigger guard which, along with a different magazine box appears to be all I need. I got the box because my old one was a tad high in the new stock. The barrel would not fit down all the way. I'm glad I went with the ADL rather than the BDL because the trigger guard for the BDL is about $50 more than the ADL. I plan on using the old wooden stock as a guide and using a dremmel to take off what I need to. Shouldn't be too much. Hope all of this works out. Again, thanks for your input.

    Flyfishdav
     
  10. CEH700

    CEH700 New Member

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    Just wondered if you ever replaced the stock on your 721 Remington. If you did and don't have a use for the old one, I'm in the market for a factory stock. Would be interested in buying it from you.
     
  11. sparksnap

    sparksnap New Member

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    I have and 30 06 REM 721 that I re-chambered and opened up the bolt-face to accept a 308 Norma Mag. I replaced the stock with a semi inleted walnut stock for 700 long action. If I Recall there is a difference in the tang length at rear of the receiver the 721 has a longer tang and wood had to be removed