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Old 12-26-2013, 04:04 PM
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I just inherited my dads old Remington enfield 30-06. he killed over 20 deer with it and Iv'e killed three. it hits hard, and shoots straight but that's really all I know. i'm wondering what everybody else knows about it. and what grain shell would be the best to use. I know that there are the real old enfields, and some that are a bit newer. so if somebody wants to see a pic just let me know.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:25 PM
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Remington brought out their Model 30 after World War I. They had built Enfields during the war and modified them after the war to create the model 30. It was the forerunner to the model 700. The Enfield action is quite strong and will take any sporting 30-06 load. The best load to use would be the one that groups the best for you. They all will kill deer quite dead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_30
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Ya might get better feedback in the firearms forum, but Wingbone covered it pretty good.

Wingbone was also correct about which grain bullet to use. All rifles are different. Some will eat anything ya feed em, and shoot them well. Others are fussy eaters, and will only shoot certain bullets/brands and grains well. Ya might have to shoot threw a few boxes of ammo if ya got a fussy eater.

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I think wingbone pretty much covered it.the 30-06 is a great round its what i used for the first twenty years of hunting.iv killed deer moose elk bear antalope and a few other critters with it.like already stated you just have to find what grain it likes best and it will deliver,mine liked the 180 grain winchester silvertips and thats what i used on everything.
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Old 12-26-2013, 05:21 PM
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Remington used the Enfield safety on its model 725. They made the model 30, 720, 721/722, 725 and then the current 700. Model 30 remington go for a pretty penny. There is a model 30 on gun broker they want $4000 for buy it now. All of my 30/06 all 8 shoot rem 180 corelocks the best might want to try them.

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Old 12-26-2013, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Bbj270 View Post
Remington used the Enfield safety on its model 725. They made the model 30, 720, 721/722, 725 and then the current 700. Model 30 remington go for a pretty penny. There is a model 30 on gun broker they want $4000 for buy it now. All of my 30/08 all 8 shoot rem 180 corelocks the best might want to try them.
The safety has been modified, at least from the 722 to the 700. I know this because I have a buddy that owns a 722, and I own a 700.

There was a recall on the 722 safety's because the rifles could not be unloaded with the safety on. What happened with my buddy was that he had the safety repaired by a gunsmith, he sent the receipt to Remington, and somehow (I don't recall) he got credit from Remington in the form of a credit for Remington gear.

If anyone else owns one of the other models mentioned, and has the same issue with the safety's you can go threw the same process.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:20 PM
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I own a rem 721,725 and 13 rem 700. The rem 721/722 has the same safety has a rem 700. Some of the older 700 can not be unloaded with the safty on, I have several. The 725 has a 3 way Enfield safety. The only difference between the old safeties on the 721/722 and older 700 safeties are if you can unload with safety off or on. Not sure when rem changed this. I never change the old safeties to new ones on my rifles, but that's me.
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I thought you had to send it to remington before they would do it or replace it. The old weatherby vanguard where the same way. You had to send the bolt back to weatherby for them to do it or they would not pay for it.
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I thought you had to send it to remington before they would do it or replace it. The old weatherby vanguard where the same way. You had to send the bolt back to weatherby for them to do it or they would not pay for it.
Nope, an approved gunsmith can do the fix. You have to pay the gunsmith, and Remington reimburses you threw a Remington gear credit... They don't give you the cash back.

I haven't followed the history closely, but would bet that when our society started to become so dang litigious Remington decided it would be best to offer some sort of a fix

I know this because in 2006 I had my buddy's girlfriend sneak me the gun, and I had the safety fixed, and had his trigger pull set to 3lbs for his Christmas present... We had just started to get into reloading at the time.

I wish I had taken the pic of the confused look on his face when he received his own rifle as a Christmas gift!!!

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I have rem classic 35 whelen made in 88 you can't unload with safety on, have a 89 classic in 300 wby you can unload with safety on. Must between 1988 and 89.
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