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I have a 740 Remington i 3006. Still shoots great never jammed in 60 years. It has a 55000 serial No. made in the first year of production. Hunted
with every year until 2013 when its owner turned 91 and quit. I now have it and Keep it clean and ready for him to use it again or one of his gran children.

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I have a 742 that's mint and been sighted in for 50 years. It's got a redfield 3-9 scope. My dead brother shot a chow dogs head off that was killing our sheep back in 1990, he was 7 years old and took a 250 yard shot and bang. I used the same gun and took an 8 point buck this year!


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We have had one in the family since the mid 60's. Had to replace the magazine once.

Where is the ammo?
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Clean it after use, lube it sparingly in the right places, the rifle should outlive a human. ;D ;D


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any of the rems (740-742-7400-four) will do
a good job if kept maintained and the owner
doesn't try to overload it with hot ammo.

they're not as popular mainly because of
gun magazine writers who don't like them.

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I have a 742 I purchased in 1967. It will be 48 this fall.
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Most "experts" say 1000 rounds .....less if you reload to maximum. My 30-06 742 is still humming along with my reloads with out a flaw. KEEP THE CHAMBER CLEAN!!!!!! If you reload clean your brass and ONLY uses starting loads from your manual. Believe me deer do not read the manuals. I never use anything above 165 grain and my 742 loves Remington bullets (and they are cheap) I started out using 4350 changed to 4064 and now use only Varget. Varget is a bit dirty so clean your gun. Try to find a barrel wrench for a 742. Do not think for a minute a 742 will shoot 500 yards. Keep your shots under 200 yards. The 742 is a great gun if treated right.
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