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Old 12-31-2012, 07:42 AM
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I found a BEAUTIFUL custom stock with a engraved drop out floor plate for a Remington 722, my question is will that stock work on a short action model 700. If the stock wont work, will the floor plate work. Any help will be appreciated. I want to buy it but don't have a 722, but I do have a short action 700. If it wont, I guess I will be in the market to buy a 722.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:57 AM
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Jim.. If that pretty stock came off a 722, it will fit a short-actioned 700. The inletting for the barrel channel may (probably) have to be changed a bit, but the action itself will fit provided the new stock was not custom-bedded (re: glass bedded) to the original 722. If so, it can still be relieved some in tight areas and should drop into place. You probably should have it re-bedded. If the new stock comes with the floorplate assy. complete.. (re: spring, magazine box and follower), it too will work. If it does not come complete, these parts are available through various sources.. gunshows, gunsmiths, factory parts, Numrich Arms, etc..

Basically, I'd say go ahead and get it.. you will soon be enjoying your new love..

Guess I forgot to say that I have made this exact switch in reverse.. I put a beautiful custom blonde maple stock that came from a 700SA on a 722 in .222.. It worked out fine..

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Pawildman View Post
Jim.. If that pretty stock came off a 722, it will fit a short-actioned 700. The inletting for the barrel channel may (probably) have to be changed a bit, but the action itself will fit provided the new stock was not custom-bedded (re: glass bedded) to the original 722. If so, it can still be relieved some in tight areas and should drop into place. You probably should have it re-bedded. If the new stock comes with the floorplate assy. complete.. (re: spring, magazine box and follower), it too will work. If it does not come complete, these parts are available through various sources.. gunshows, gunsmiths, factory parts, Numrich Arms, etc..

Basically, I'd say go ahead and get it.. you will soon be enjoying your new love..

Guess I forgot to say that I have made this exact switch in reverse.. I put a beautiful custom blonde maple stock that came from a 700SA on a 722 in .222.. It worked out fine..
Thanks Pawildman, exactly what I needed to know. I will go buy it sat., I was hoping it would. I was going to buy it even if it didnt, I would just had to find a gun that would fit it. It is the prettiest stock I have seen in awhile, the floor plate assembly is all there, the trigger gaurd is all engraved with a antelope on engraved on the floor plate. The stock is a older custom, kinda looks like a really nice Weatherby stock, only alot nicer. I have a 243 that would look really good in it. I will post some pictures of it if I buy it and get it put together.
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Jim.. Now that I think about it some more, it seems that I remember having to remove some metal from the bottom of the magazine box in order to make it work.. but I'm not sure if that was the stock/action job we are talking about here or not.. been a long time ago. Anyhow, if you do run into that problem, be aware that a metal file will fix you right up........
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