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Old 10-31-2008, 10:31 AM
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Has anybody had one and if so did you have any trouble getting your scope sighted in? The guys at the local gun shop said you could not put a scope on it because it has what they called a "floating barrell". They said that the iron sights are dead on but you couldnt sight a scope in on that model gun. Anyone ever heard of that?
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:36 AM
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Anyone????????
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:25 PM
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Blue - to put it bluntly - those guys at that gun shop are idiots. You certainly can put a scope on a Rem 742. And you sight it in the same way you would any rifle/scope. Just be sure you rest the forearm on the bags and not the barre. (this goes for sighting in any rifle).
I suggest you find another gun shop with employees that have some intelligence.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:31 PM
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Whoever told you that a scope couldn't be mounted on 742s is full of nonsense! Perhaps what they was talking about is the method of barrel being secured to reciever by a 3/4" nut. That don't lend itself to good accuracy but they WILL stay sighted in within their accuracy limitations.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:54 PM
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thanks boys. I thought the same thing , but like i said in another post "i dont know sh!t about rifles.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:05 PM
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Apparently that gun shop doesnt either...so dont feel bad. You came to a good place to learn.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:44 AM
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Blue - to put it bluntly - those guys at that gun shop are idiots. You certainly can put a scope on a Rem 742. And you sight it in the same way you would any rifle/scope. Just be sure you rest the forearm on the bags and not the barre. (this goes for sighting in any rifle).
I suggest you find another gun shop with employees that have some intelligence.
I agree...

Over the years, we've had (5) 742's here, and we scoped all of them. The one i still have, is accurate and reliable...

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Old 11-01-2008, 10:57 AM
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must have been the same store i was at a couple days ago. the guy behind the counter told me that some guys shave a little off a 223 to make them work in assault type weapons
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:26 PM
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I never had a problem with my 742 .308 that I got from my dad, I could shoot 1" groups with it. And I took many a deer with it, many at more than 100 yards. I had to retire it a couple years ago because it was starting to have problems feeding rounds. Took it to a couple different gun shops and non of them could figure out the problem. They thought it was the rails or something.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:40 PM
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I agree with the others; you certainly can mount a scope on it. My 30-06 742 doesn't even have iron sights on it and I have a Leupold Vari-x-III in 2x7 on it. Dropped many a deer with this favorite rifle of mine. I know some think they are not accurate enough but I have no complaints and enjoy my venison just fine. Make sure your mounts are secure and I use a little non-permanent loc-tite on my screws. Sight in like you would any other rifle.
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