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Old 06-07-2005, 09:59 PM
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Default Remington 740/.244 cal

i just bought a remington 740 in a .244 cal. i got it at a garage sale for fifty bucks! the guys nephew had it and did not take very good care of it and he had lost the magazine for it. it was pretty beat up and the foward hand grip was split into two peices. i had to spend many hours cleaning it, reblueing it, and refinishing the stock. now it looks brand new. i have never heard of a .244 cal has anyone heard of this cal. and model of rifle.
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:33 PM
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Default RE: Remington 740/.244 cal

The 244 is the first name Remington gave the 6MM Remington and is the exact same cartridge. The 740 has been a long time gun for Remington. It was later called the 7400. Same basic rifle. The 244 had a slower twist and would not handle the same range of bullets as the 243 Winchester. After a year or so Remington changed the rate of twist to the same as the 243 and changed the name to 6MM Remington. The Remington site may be able to tell you how many were made. It will handle bullets up to 90 grains well and maybe the 100 Grain Round Nose Hornady bullet. Some of the older 740 developed a gas errosion problem of some sorts and from what I hear, they can't be repaired. This was not the case with all of them so yours may be fine. Good luck with it.
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Old 06-08-2005, 11:20 AM
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Default RE: Remington 740/.244 cal

My brother in law has a 740 that he has had since the mid to late 60's and still kills deer with. If this one has been maintained correctly it should be a good shooter.
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