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I recently saw a remington 742 pump 30-06. When I asked the owner he said that it had been converted over and was the best thing he ever did for it. I Myself own a 742 in 30-06 but did not think to ask him how it was done. Like many 742 owners my rifle has become worn through the years but I would like to keep using it for sentimental reasons. Please help my old jammaster out.
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Bruner
 

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Now I'd like to see that conversion. I guess it could be done but why? I have a 742 that my dad gave me back in the 60's. If he was still alive I wouldn't have it. You can't hit your truck with it at 100 yds unless you have REAL strong arms.If you have one that shoots good, it's a rare one from my experience at the local ranges.
 

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I had a Rem. mod. 742 in 30-06 back in the sixties. To
convert it was quite simple. I traded it for a Browning
A-Bolt back when they first became available.
The only conversion I can think of would be to use the
barrell and receiver of the 742 and the bolt and forearm
of the Rem. 760 slide action. This might work I can't
remember if the 742 receiver had a cutout for the slide
action rod. Remington might have used a "generic"
receiver on both models.
I hope your rifle shoots better than mine did.
7 or 8 MOA.
 
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