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Does anyone own or has previously owned a remington model 740 woodsmaster 30.06?

Question by wvuskinsfan3. Uploaded on April 12, 2009

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 1 week ago

If you are asking about a 742 Woodsmaster then yes my Grandfather carried one for about 30 years. What would you like to know?

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 1 week ago

When I was younger several guys at hunting camp down south had well worn M-740's. I was always told that the 742 was more accurate, seems it had something to do with the barrel to action arrangement, not sure. Anyway the 740's looked more substancial to me than the later versions and numbers but most likely this was an impression based on appearance only. I have not seem one in years.

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from wvuskinsfan3 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I was just wondering the value of one because i recently inheritted a 740 from my great grandpa. i looked it up thinking it would be worth something but from what i found its only worth about 3 or 400 dollars.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I have that exact rifle yep...
I have taken moose, grizzly, caribou and black bear with it...excellent auto

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from ras38023 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I use a 742 on all my rifle hunts,One of the best from Remmington.The value is priceless coming from family.Enjoy it!And pass it on to a new generation.

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from deerhunter125 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

i have a 742 3006 that i inherited from my grandpa and i shot my biggest buck to date with it. (see profile pic)

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from wvuskinsfan3 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Yeah i'm definately not going to sale it. It's a very sentimental to me.

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from Kw5902 wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

I have a 740 30'06 I inherited from my dad, passed down from my grandfather (his dad, obviously). I shot two (an 8 pt and 6 pt) this past season with it. This gun has been used to put down many, many deer over the past 50 years. I have left it as is (no new synthetic stocks, no new var. high power scope), just the old Weaver 4x on it. Excellent gun-and priceless to me.

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from Lynnburger wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I have one that my Dad wants to sell. It is in mint condition. I can forward pictures if you like. It was made in 1955 and my grandfather had it and used it very little.

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from jglowaski wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

I also own a 742 that is over thrity years old. Being only 28 myself I hope to hand it down to my kids someday. Just minor maintance stuff and the 742 is more reliable then most new guns!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I also have one and someday I'm going to past it down with my 11 year old son!!!

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from kcarp1024 wrote 49 weeks 4 days ago

I've still got a Weaver 4x on my 740 '06 too Kw5902. You can't go wrong with the old Woodsmaster. Mine has never jammed, or have i had a FTF or a FTE.

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from wvuskinsfan3 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I was just wondering the value of one because i recently inheritted a 740 from my great grandpa. i looked it up thinking it would be worth something but from what i found its only worth about 3 or 400 dollars.

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from Kw5902 wrote 4 years 50 weeks ago

I have a 740 30'06 I inherited from my dad, passed down from my grandfather (his dad, obviously). I shot two (an 8 pt and 6 pt) this past season with it. This gun has been used to put down many, many deer over the past 50 years. I have left it as is (no new synthetic stocks, no new var. high power scope), just the old Weaver 4x on it. Excellent gun-and priceless to me.

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from KingFisher907 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I have that exact rifle yep...
I have taken moose, grizzly, caribou and black bear with it...excellent auto

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 1 week ago

When I was younger several guys at hunting camp down south had well worn M-740's. I was always told that the 742 was more accurate, seems it had something to do with the barrel to action arrangement, not sure. Anyway the 740's looked more substancial to me than the later versions and numbers but most likely this was an impression based on appearance only. I have not seem one in years.

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from deerhunter125 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

i have a 742 3006 that i inherited from my grandpa and i shot my biggest buck to date with it. (see profile pic)

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 1 week ago

If you are asking about a 742 Woodsmaster then yes my Grandfather carried one for about 30 years. What would you like to know?

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from wvuskinsfan3 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

Yeah i'm definately not going to sale it. It's a very sentimental to me.

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from ras38023 wrote 5 years 1 week ago

I use a 742 on all my rifle hunts,One of the best from Remmington.The value is priceless coming from family.Enjoy it!And pass it on to a new generation.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

I also have one and someday I'm going to past it down with my 11 year old son!!!

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from Lynnburger wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I have one that my Dad wants to sell. It is in mint condition. I can forward pictures if you like. It was made in 1955 and my grandfather had it and used it very little.

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from jglowaski wrote 3 years 51 weeks ago

I also own a 742 that is over thrity years old. Being only 28 myself I hope to hand it down to my kids someday. Just minor maintance stuff and the 742 is more reliable then most new guns!

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from kcarp1024 wrote 49 weeks 4 days ago

I've still got a Weaver 4x on my 740 '06 too Kw5902. You can't go wrong with the old Woodsmaster. Mine has never jammed, or have i had a FTF or a FTE.

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