What causes the remington 742 to jam?
The problem comes about when an owner shoots his 742 a lot, like maybe a couple hundred rounds per year. After a few hundred rounds that steel bolt chews up those aluminum rails and cycling the bolt by hand sounds like its grinding chunks of metal.
When was the Remington 742 made?
The Remington Model 742, also known as the Woodsmaster is a semi-automatic rifle that was produced by Remington Arms from 1960 until 1980. It uses a straight 4 round magazine, a 10-round magazine, and a rare 20 round magazine.
Is Remington 740 a good gun?
The Remington 740, 742, and 7400 are good looking rifles for sure.
Why is my Remington 742 Jam not working?
The 742’s wear out the cam grooves in the tail of the bolthead. The cam pins wear flat spots at the begin and end of each cam slope and the bolt head over rotates and eventually locks the bolt open completely. There is no fix that I’m aware of although I am working on a possible fix..
Is the Remington 742 a good hunting rifle?
The 742 has a fundamental design flaw. The bolt, which is made of steel, rides on aluminum rails. This works fine for hunters who take their rifle out every year at deer season, fire three rounds to confirm zero, and one or two more to get their deer.
Where do the cam pins go on a Remington 742?
I may email remington about it. The 742’s wear out the cam grooves in the tail of the bolthead. The cam pins wear flat spots at the begin and end of each cam slope and the bolt head over rotates and eventually locks the bolt open completely.
What was the problem with the Remington 740?
One problem with this model 740 firearm was that the forearm attachment screw was a single pitch thread, pulling the forearm tight against the front of the receiver. When firing rapidly the 2nd and 3rd shots seemed to always climb on targets, hence making the gun shoot higher with each successive shot.