Your standard Remington 700 in 22-250. Its a great rifle after you make sure that the trigger group is squared away.
Or if you really want to go “Whole Hog” then. You do a whole lot worst than with a High Wall in the caliber.
So way back when I was in University, which was a hell of a long time ago. I started to hear and read about this round. That & a few like minded classmates of mine. Told me about what they had experienced with it.
|Place of origin||USA|
|Designer||Grosvenor Wotkyns, J.E Gebby & J. Bushnell Smith|
|Variants||.22-250 Ackley Improved|
|Parent case||.250-3000 Savage|
|Case type||Rimless, bottleneck|
|Bullet diameter||.224 in (5.7 mm)|
|Neck diameter||.254 in (6.5 mm)|
|Shoulder diameter||.414 in (10.5 mm)|
|Base diameter||.469 in (11.9 mm)|
|Rim diameter||.473 in (12.0 mm)|
|Case length||1.912 in (48.6 mm)|
|Overall length||2.35 in (60 mm)|
|Rifling twist||1-12, 1-14|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Source(s): Hodgdon |
The .22-250 Remington is a very high-velocity (capable of reaching over 4000 feet per second), short action, .22 caliber rifle cartridgepri
The .22-250 started life as a wildcat cartridge developed from the .250 Savage case necked down to take a .224 caliber bullet. In the early days of the cartridge there were several different versions that varied only slightly from one to the next, including one developed in 1937 by Grosvenor Wotkyns, J.E. Gebby and J.B. Smith who named their version the 22 Varminter.
The .22-250 is similar to, but was outperformed by the larger .220 Swift cartridge. However, it is in much wider use and has a larger variety of commercially available factory ammunition than the Swift. This makes it generally cheaper to shoot. The smaller powder load also contributes to more economical shooting if a person is doing their own reloads. Despite common myths regarding longer barrel life on a 22-250 vs the Swift or other calibers, that is directly related to shooter habits, allowing the barrel to cool between volleys and the speed of the bullet, an important factor for high-volume shooters. Both the Swift and the 22-250 shoot at very similar velocities and bullet weights so barrel wear when used and cooled equally is identical between the two calibers. Due to its rimless case the 22-250 also feeds from a box magazine with ease.
In 1937 Phil Sharpe, one of the first gunsmiths to build a rifle for the .22-250 and long time .220 Swift rifle builder, stated, “The Swift performed best when it was loaded to approximately full velocity,” whereas, “The Varminter case permits the most flexible loading ever recorded with a single cartridge. It will handle all velocities from 1,500ft/s up to 4,500ft/s.”
Sharpe credited the steep 28-degree shoulder for this performance. He insisted that it kept the powder burning in the case rather than in the throat of the rifle, as well as prevented case stretching and neck thickening. “Shoulder angle ranks along with primer, powders, bullets, neck length, body taper, loading density and all those other features,” he wrote. “The .22 Varminter seems to have a perfectly balanced combination of all desirable features and is not just an old cartridge pepped up with new powders.”
Accuracy was consistently excellent, with little need for either case trimming or neck reaming, and Sharpe pronounced it “my choice for the outstanding cartridge development of the past decade.” He finished by saying he looked forward to the day when it would become a commercial cartridge.
In 1963 the Browning Arms Company started to chamber its Browning High Power Rifle in the .22-250, at the time a wildcat cartridge. This was a risky yet historical move on Browning’s part as there was no commercial production of the .22-250 at the time. John T. Amber, reporting on the development of the Browning rifle in the 1964 Gun Digest, called the event “unprecedented”. “As far as I know,” he wrote, “this is the first time a first-line arms-maker has offered a rifle chambered for a cartridge that it—or some other production ammunition maker—cannot supply.” Amber foresaw difficulties for the company but “applauded Browning’s courage in taking this step”. He said he had his order in for one of the first heavy-barrel models, expected in June 1963, and added, “I can hardly wait!”
Two years later in 1965 Remington Arms adopted the .22-250, added “Remington” to the name and chambered their Model 700 and 40 XB match rifles for the cartridge along with a line of commercial ammunition, thus establishing its commercial specification.
The .22-250 was the first non-Weatherby caliber offered in the unique Weatherby Mark V rifle.
Both the British Special Air Service and the Australian Special Air Service Regiment used Tikka M55 sniper rifles chambered in .22-250 for urban counter-terrorism duties in the 1980s, in an attempt to reduce excessive penetration and ricochets.
Typical factory-loaded .22-250 Remington can propel a 55 grain (3.56 g) spitzer bullet at 3,680 ft/s (1122 m/s) with 1,654 ft·lbf (2,243 J) of energy. Many other loads with lighter bullets are used to achieve velocities of over 4,000 ft/s (1,219 m/s), while still having effective energy for use in hunting small game and medium-sized predators.
The .22-250 is currently the fastest production cartridge, surpassing the .204 Ruger. This round is loaded by Hornady under their Superformance line and is a 35 grain, non-toxic, fragmenting varmint bullet at 4450 feet per second (1356 m/s) from a 24″ barrel.
It is particularly popular in the western states of the USA where high winds often hinder the effectiveness of other varmintrounds in prairie dog hunting. Many states in the USA have minimum caliber restrictions on larger game such as deer, although most states do allow the cartridge to be used for big game.
The Rifle that is shown below here. Is a Ruger M77 Mk II Heavy Barrel Rifle chambered in 223.
Hopefully someday I can…..
A. Afford it
B. Find one to buy (They are might scarce around here in the People’s Republic of California)
Come on Lottery or Some Kind Soul donates some money to the cause!
*Hint there is a place to donate at the bottom of the page!*
Ruger No. 1
|Ruger No. 1|
Ruger No. 1 rifle (with underlever down to open action)
|Type||Falling Block Rifle|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.|
|Produced||1967 – present|
|Variants||Standard, Varmiter, Light Sporter, International, Tropical, Medium Sporter.|
|Weight||7 pounds (3.2 kg)|
|Length||36.5–42.5 inches (93–108 cm)|
|Barrel length||20–28 inches (51–71 cm)|
|Cartridge||Various (see article)|
|Action||Farquharson-Style Hammerless falling block|
|Sights||none, or open sights|
The Ruger No. 1 is a single-shot rifle, with Farquharson-styleinternal hammer falling block action, manufactured by Sturm, Ruger. It was introduced in 1967. An underlever lowers the block allowing loading and cocks the rifle. Lenard Brownell, commenting on his work at Ruger, said of the No. 1: “There was never any question about the strength of the action. I remember, in testing it, how much trouble I had trying to tear it up. In fact, I never did manage to blow one apart.”
A shotgun-style tang safety works on the hammer and sear. Available with an Alexander-Henry, Beavertail, or Mannlicher style forearm in a multitude of calibers.
Over the years, the No. 1 has been chambered in several different cartridges, among them .204 Ruger, .22 Hornet, .218 Bee, .222 Remington, .223 Remington, .22 PPC, .22-250 Remington, .220 Swift, 6mm PPC, 6 mm Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Winchester, .257 Roberts, .25-06 Remington, .264 Winchester Magnum, .270 Winchester, .270 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5mm Remington, 6.5×55mm, 6.5×284 Norma, 7×57mm, 7mm-08, .280 Remington, 7 mm Remington Magnum, 7mm STW, 7.62x39mm, .308 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .30-40 Krag, .30-06 Springfield, .303 British, .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 H&H Magnum, .300 Weatherby Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, .357 Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum, .375 Ruger, .38-55 Winchester, .404 Jeffery, .405 Winchester, .416 Remington Magnum, .416 Ruger, .416 Rigby, .45-70 Government, .460 S&W Magnum, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, 9.3×74mmR and .450/400 Nitro Express
A variety of .223 Remington cartridges and a .308 Winchester (right) for comparison. Bullets in .223 cartridges (left to right): Montana Gold 55 grain Full Metal Jacket, Sierra 55 grain Spitzer Boat Tail, Nosler/Winchester 55 grain Combined Technology, Hornady 60 grain V-MAX, Barnes 62 grain Tipped Triple-Shock X, Nosler 69 grain Hollow Point Boat Tail, Swift 75 grain Scirocco II.
|Place of origin||United States|
|Variants||.223 Ackley Improved, 5.56×45mm NATO|
|Parent case||.222 Remington|
|Case type||Rimless, bottleneck|
|Bullet diameter||0.224 in (5.7 mm)|
|Neck diameter||0.253 in (6.4 mm)|
|Shoulder diameter||0.354 in (9.0 mm)|
|Base diameter||0.376 in (9.6 mm)|
|Rim diameter||0.378 in (9.6 mm)|
|Rim thickness||0.045 in (1.1 mm)|
|Case length||1.76 in (45 mm)|
|Overall length||2.26 in (57 mm)|
|Rifling twist||1 in 12 inch (military style rifles use 1:7 to 1:10 to stabilize longer bullets)|
|Primer type||Small rifle|
|Maximum pressure (SAAMI)||55,000 psi (380 MPa)|
|Maximum pressure (CIP)||62,366 psi (430.00 MPa)|
|Maximum CUP||52000 CUP|
|Test barrel length: 24 inches (61 cm)
The .223 Remington (.223 Rem) is a rifle cartridge. The name is commonly pronounced either two-twenty-three or two-two-three Remington. It is commercially loaded with 0.224 inch (5.56 mm) diameter jacketed bullets, with weights ranging from 40 to 85 grains (2.6 to 5.8 g), though the most common loading by far is 55 grains (3.6 g). A 90 gr Sierra Matchking bullet is available for reloaders.The .223 Rem was first offered to the civilian sporting market in December 1963 in the Remington 760 rifle.  In 1964 the .223 Rem cartridge was adopted for use in the Colt M16 rifle which became an alternate standard rifle of the U.S. Army. The military version of the cartridge uses a 55 gr full metal jacket boattail design and was designated M193. In 1980 NATO modified the .223 Remington into a new design which is designated 5.56×45mm NATO type SS109.
1957: The development of the cartridge which eventually became the .223 Remington was intrinsically linked to the development of a new lightweight combat rifle. The cartridge and rifle were developed by Fairchild Industries, Remington Arms and several engineers working toward a goal developed by U.S. Continental Army Command (CONARC). Early development work began in 1957. A project to create a Small Caliber High Velocity (SCHV) firearm was created. Eugene Stoner of Armalite was invited to scale down the AR-10 (7.62 mm) design. Winchester was also invited to participate.  The parameters requested by CONARC were:
- .22 Caliber
- Bullet exceeding supersonic speed at 500 yards  
- Rifle weight 6 lbs
- Magazine capacity of 20 rounds
- Select fire for both semi-automatic and fully automatic use
- Penetration of US Steel helmet one side, at 500 yards
- Penetration of .135″ steel plate at 500 yards
- Accuracy and ballistics equal to M2 Ball ammunition (.30-06 M1 Garand)
- Wounding ability equal to the M1 Carbine 
Springfield Armory‘s Earle Harvey lengthened the .222 Remington cartridge case to meet the requirements. It was then known as the .224 Springfield. Concurrently with the SCHV project Springfield armory is developing a 7.62 mm rifle. Harvey was ordered to cease all work on the SCHV to avoid any competition of resources.
Eugene Stoner of Armalite (a division of Fairchild Industries) had been advised to produce a scaled down version of the 7.62 mm AR-10 design. In May 1957 Stoner gave a live fire demonstration of the prototype of the AR-15 for General Wyman. As a result, CONARC ordered rifles to test. Stoner and Sierra Bullet’s Frank Snow began work on the .222 Remington cartridge. Using a ballistic calculator they determined that a 55 grain bullet would have to be fired at 3,300fps to achieve the 500 yard performance necessary.
Robert Hutton (Technical Editor of Guns and Ammo Magazine) started development of a powder load to reach the 3,300 fps goal. He used DuPont IMR4198, IMR3031 and an Olin Powder to work up loads. Testing was done with a Remington 722 rifle with a 22″ Apex Barrel. During a public demonstration the round successfully penetrated the US steel helmet as required. But testing showed chamber pressures to be excessively high.
Stoner contacted both Winchester and Remington about increasing the case capacity. Remington created a larger cartridge called the .222 Special. This cartridge is loaded with DuPont IMR4475 powder.
1958: During parallel testing of the T44E4 (future M14) and the AR-15 the T44E4 experienced 16 failures per 1,000 rounds fired compared to 6.1 for the AR-15.
1959: Because of several different .222 caliber cartridges which were being developed for the SCHV project the 222 Special was renamed .223 Remington. In May of that year a report was produced stating that 5 to 7 man squads armed with AR-15 rifles have a higher hit probability than 11 man squads armed with the M-14 rifle. At a 4th of July picnic Air Force General Curtis Le May tested the AR-15 and was very impressed with it. He ordered a number of them to replace M2 carbines that were in use by the Air Force. In November of that year testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground showed the AR-15 failure rate had declined to 2.5/1,000 resulting in the AR-15 being approved for Air Force Trials.
In 1961 a marksmanship testing compared the AR-15 and M-14. 43 % of AR-15 shooters achieved Expert while only 22 % of M-14 rifle shooters did. General Le May ordered 80,000 rifles.
1962: In the spring of 1962 Remington submitted the specifications of the .223 Remington to the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI). In July operational testing ended with a recommendation for adoption of the AR-15 rifle chambered in .223 Remington.
1963: September the .223 Remington cartridge was officially accepted and named “Cartridge, 5.56 mm Ball, M193.” The specification included a Remington-designed bullet and the use of IMR4475 Powder which resulted in a muzzle velocity of 3,250 feet per second and a chamber pressure of 52,000psi. The .223 Remington was ballistically between the .222 Remington and the .222 Remington Magnum. It emerged from the .224 Springfield. The popularity of .223 Remington was so great that in the US it virtually eliminated the chambering of new firearms in .222 Remington and .222 Remington Magnum which included both semi-automatic and bolt (manual) action firearms. Outside the US and in areas in Europe where military chamberings are restricted, the .222 Remington remained popular, filling the same market niche.
The .223 Remington has 28.8 grains (1.87 ml H2O) cartridge case capacity.
.223 Remington maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions. All sizes in millimeters (mm).
Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 = 23 degrees. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 305 mm (1 in 12 in), 6 grooves, Ø lands = 5.56 millimetres (0.219 in), Ø grooves = 5.69 millimetres (0.224 in), land width = 1.88 millimetres (0.074 in) and the primer type is small rifle.
According to the official C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) rulings the .223 Remington can handle up to 430.00 MPa (62,366 psi) Pmax piezo pressure. In C.I.P. regulated countries every rifle cartridge combo has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers. This means that .223 Remington chambered arms in C.I.P. regulated countries are currently (2016) proof tested at 537.50 MPa (77,958 psi) PE piezo pressure. This is equal to the NATO maximum service pressure guideline for the 5.56×45mm NATOcartridge.
The SAAMI pressure limit for the .223 Remington is set at 379.212 MPa (55,000 psi), piezo pressure. Remington submitted .223 Remengton specifications to SAAMI in 1964. The original diagrams use English Inch measurements.
Rifling in .223 Remington
Rifling is expressed as a ratio. A 1 in 12″ ratio means that rifling is cut so that the bullet rotates 360° after having traveled 12″. This is expressed as 1:12 spoken as 1 in 12 inches. Rifling must match the bullet design (length, weight and projectile shape) which a shooter intends to use in order to maintain accuracy.
The .223 Remington is one of the most common rifle cartridges in use in the United States, being widely used in two types of rifles:
- (1) bolt action rifles which commonly have 1:12 rifling twist suitable for bullets between 38 to 55 grains (2.5 to 3.6 g)
- (2) semi-automatic rifles such as the AR type rifles which are commonly use twist rates of 1:7, 1:8, or 1:9.
The Sturm, Ruger & Co. AR-556 has rifling at 1:8. Their Mini-14 rifles have a rate of 1:9. Ruger’s American Rifle Bolt Action is also in 1:8. Smith and Wesson in their M&P15 also uses 1:7. The buyer must decide what the purpose of the rifle is and what weight bullets will be used before purchasing a rifle so that the correct rifling and chamber is used in the construction. The 5.56 mm NATO chamber will shoot either 5.56 mm NATO or .223 Rem. and is used by most makers of complete rifles and components.
Many AR (Armalite) type rifles use 1:9 which is suitable for bullets up to 69 grains or 4.5 grams or 1:7 which is suitable for bullets up to 85 grains or 5.5 grams. Many AR rifle owners choose to build their own rifles which is facilitated by a huge variety of barrels, and other components. The custom built AR may have a barrel from 7.5″ (which is classed as a Pistol) to as long as 24″ used in Varmint rifles primarily, often with Wylde or Noveske chambering. US AR builders tend to follow the same trend as the US military in building rifles with Picatinny rails that support many accessories.
The external dimensional specifications of .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO brass cases are identical. The cases tend to have similar case capacity when measured, with variations chiefly due to brand, not 5.56 vs .223 designation. The result of this is that there is no such thing as “5.56 brass” or “.223 brass”, the differences in the cartridges lie in powder loads which are affected by variations in case capacity. Brass for the 5.56 mm tends to be thicker. If handloaded, care must be taken to look for pressure signs as 5.56 mm cases may produce higher pressures with the same type of powder and bullet as compared to .223 Rem cases. Case capacities have been observed to vary by as much as 2.6 grains. Sierra provides separate loading sections for .223 Rem and 5.56 mm NATO and also recommends different loads for bolt action rifles as compared to semi-automatic rifles.
.223 Remington vs. 5.56×45mm NATO Chambers
The .223 Remington and 5.56×45mm NATO barrel chamberings are dissimilar. While the cartridges are identical other than powder load, bullet weight, and chamber pressure, a significant difference is in barrel of the rifle to be used, not in the cartridge. The chamber leade (throating in the USA) of the barrels of these rifles differ between designs.
The leade is the distance from the projectile while seated in the case to the rifling, which is typically shorter in .223 Remington commercial chambers. Because of this, a cartridge loaded to generate 5.56 × 45 mm NATO pressures in a 5.56 × 45 mm NATO chamber may develop pressures that exceed SAAMI limits for .223 Remington when fired from a short-leade .223 Remington chamber. See the section on .223 Remington#Pressure
The throating issue exists because in the USA it has been traditional to have short chambers so that the bullet is being engraved at the moment of insertion. European practice has more of a forcing cone construction which can, by itself, allow significantly higher chamber pressure. All Sig-Sauer handguns (for example) have European throating and all are certified to fire +P ammunition. Short throating and unnoticed bullet setback can easily increase chamber pressures by more than 10,000 psi.
It has been observed that 5.56 × 45 mm NATO ammunition is not as accurate as .223 Remington in many of the AR type rifles extant even with the same bullet weight. A solution to the problem has been developed by Bill Wylde and it bears his name. .223 Wylde is not a cartridge, it is a barrel chamber specification – with the external dimensions and lead angle as found in the military 5.56 × 45 mm NATO cartridge and the 0.224 inch freebore diameter as found in the civilian SAAMI .223 Remington cartridge – that was designed to increase the accuracy of 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition to that of .223 Remington. The Noveske company also has a chamber design which increases 5.56mm NATO accuracy.
Remington submitted the specifications for .223 Remington cartridge in 1964 to SAAMI. The original pressure for the .223 Rem was 52,000 psi with DuPont IMR Powder. The current pressure of 55,000 psi (379 MPa) resulted from the change from IMR to Olin Ball powder.  The official name for .223 Remington in the US Army is Cartridge 5.56 x 45mm Ball, M193. If a 5.56×45 mm NATO cartridge is loaded into a chamber intended to use .223 Remington the bullet will be in contact with the rifling and the forcing cone is very tight. This generates a much higher pressure than .223 chambers are designed for. NATO chose a 178 mm (1-in-7″) rifling twist rate for the 5.56×45mm NATO chambering. The SS109/M855 5.56×45mm NATO ball cartridge requires a 228 mm (1-in-9″) twist rate, while adequately stabilizing the longer NATO L110/M856 5.56×45mm NATO tracer projectile requires an even faster 178 mm (1-in-7″) twist rate.
The table contains some estimated pressures based on normal proofing practice and on the known increases in pressure caused by bullet setback (which is a similar occurrence with regard to pressure). The Proof pressure of M197 is 70,000 psi. 
Here is a table showing the differences in nomenclature, rifling, throating, normal, maximum and safe pressures:
|Cartridge||US Designation||NATO Designation||Bullet||Rifling||Throat||Pressure in NATO Chamber||in .223 SAAMI Chamber||Safe Sustained|
|.223 Remington||.223 Rem||55gr FMJBT||1:14||tight||52,000 psi (359 MPa)||52,000 psi (359 MPa)||Yes|
|.223 Remington||M193||5.56 × 45 mm||55gr FMJBT||1:12||tight||55,000 psi (379 MPa)||55,000 psi (379 MPa)||Yes|
|.223 Remington||M197||C10524197-56-2||1:12||tight||70,000 psi (483 MPa)||70,000 psi (483 MPa)||One time only|
|5.56×45 mm NATO||M855||SS109||62 gr Ball||1:7||long||62,366 psi (430 MPa) EPVAT||over 70,000 psi (483 MPa)||No|
|5.56×45 mm NATO||M856||L110||77gr Tracer||1:7||long||62,366 psi (430 MPa) EPVAT||over 70,000 psi (483 MPa)||No|
|5.56×45 mm NATO||M857||SS111||Tungsten Carbide||1:7||long||62,366 psi (430 MPa) EPVAT||over 70,000 psi (483 MPa)||No|
|5.56×45 mm NATO||Proof||Proof||unknown||1:7||long||77,958 psi (538 MPa) EPVAT||82,250 psi (567 MPa) estimated||No|
Effects of barrel length on velocity
Barrel length helps determine a specific cartridge’s muzzle velocity. A longer barrel will typically yield a greater muzzle velocity, while a short barrel will yield a lower one. The first AR-15 rifles used a barrel length of 20″. In the case of the .223 Rem (M193) ammunition loses or gains approximately 25.7 feet-per-second for each inch of barrel length, while 5.56 x 45 mm NATO (M855) loses or gains 30.3 feet-per-second per inch of barrel length.
P.O. Ackley created an improved version of this cartridge, called the .223 Ackley Improved. It has the straight sides and steep shoulder, typical of the Ackley design improvements, yielding about 5 % extra case volume. This, in turn, provides longer case life, less stretching, and up to 140 ft/s (43 m/s) faster velocities.
Wildcat cartridge developers have for a long time necked this cartridge up to create the 6 mm/223 or 6 × 45 mm. At one time this round was very popular for varmint hunting and competition, but has been replaced by current popular competition cartridges using short, fat cases, such as the 6 mm PPC and the 6mm Norma BR.
The Thompson/Center Ugalde family of wildcat cartridges are also made by necking up .223 Remington cases, for use in the Thompson/Center Contender target pistol.
Now here below is what I call a High End Custom Bolt Action Rifles.
It’s probably from Purdey or Holland & Holland. Where you place your order and in a couple of years. You then will hopefully get it.
(I also have been told that the waiting list is very long. That & it has some very distinguished names on it. But the Staff is way too discrete to say who.)
But first, It is only after you put down several thousand British pounds. (They take Credit Cards by the way)
That the process is started. When you get to go thru the catalog to see what you want on it.
The customer is then gotten measured for it. (Just like a Saville Suit) With the Head Clerk asking a lot of very good questions on what the Gentleman wants & needs are.
This place is also where the idea of High End European Craftsman ship is still alive & well. (The Gunsmiths there actually wear ties while working on their projrcts)
So as you can plainly see, It is a long ways from some of the other stuff. That you see being sold at most gun shops today.
I myself would love to have one of these someday. But I just never seem to get the right numbers on the Lottery for some reason.
But looking is free & one can still dream of having a couple in the Old Gun Safe. Someday!
Below also is a highly customized Pre-64 Winchester. As you can see its no slouch either.
Remington Model 721
|Remington 721, 722, & 725|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Designer||Mike Walker & Homer W. Young|
|Action||Bolt action, rotating bolt with 2 lugs|
|Feed system||Internal box magazine|
|Sights||Iron Sights with scope mount holes|
The Model 721, 722, and 725 are bolt-action firearmsmanufactured by Remington Arms from 1948 through 1962. They replaced the earlier Model 30 and abortive Model 720. Though produced in relatively small numbers compared to the Winchester Model 70, the Remington model 721 series served as the basis for the highly successful Model 700 series of rifles.
The Remington Model 721 was born out of Remington’s experience building martial arms during the Second World War. Because of the need to make numerous arms cheaply, manufacturing technology had advanced to a point where production of pre-war models had become too expensive. The Model 720, an improved Model 30, had been designed as the flagship bolt-action rifle for Remington, however production had halted during the war. Remington had a choice of resuming production of an expensive rifle or simplifying the design for mass economical production. They chose a redesign.
When compared to the Mauser 98 action, the Remington introduced several features meant to decrease production time and cost as well as increase the accuracy potential. The first was a redesign of the receiver from a billet-machined structure to a round profile. The round receiver can be produced on a lathe rather than requiring a mill. The recoil lug was a simple plate of steel sandwiched between the barrel and receiver.
The bolt was redesigned and made from multiple pieces. The large claw extractor was eliminated in favor of a small, but effective part mounted in a newly recessed bolt face. The ejector was now a plunger on the bolt face rather than a blade mounted in the receiver. The safety was simplified and a new trigger mechanism was fitted.
The Model 722 was a short-action version designed for shorter cartridges. The Model 725 was a deluxe version with a larger, Model-30 style safety and Monte Carlo stock. All rifles were available in various grades and calibers.
721A Standard grade
721BDL Deluxe grade
722A Standard grade
722BDL Deluxe grade
As you can see also that the Current Queen and her family know their away around a guns. (She was in the British Army during WWII)
That and like the rest of the British Aristicracy / Rich Folks. They are really into hunting and not just with Cameras.
It must of been nice to have your own hunting lodge I mean Empire!
I just could not resist it, But I do not think that this one is real by the way!
Thanks for spending your time on this!
The Grumpy Old Teacher (Ret)