Remington 740 Ejection Problem

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by CountryGunsmith, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    Deep Piney Woods of East Texas
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    (2/14/02 6:09:14 pm)
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    Mine worked reliably until this year, when it began to jam because the fired round did not fully eject upon firing. Is this a common problem with this model? Is there a cost effective fix? Is it a matter of cleaning out a gas port? If so, how do I get at it? It looks like the barrel must come off to get at the action, to me, which is something I'm not equiped to handle. This is a gun that was used by my grandfather and father, and one I'd like to give to my son in a few years, if it's economically sensible to do so, and safe.

    This problem has also apparently effected the rifle's accuracy, as I can no longer get a reliable pattern at the range. Is that possible, or have I just lost my ability to shoot straight?

    *TFF Senior Staff*
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    (2/14/02 6:31:09 pm)
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    Welcome ssjmbob......stick around. One of our Remington experts should drop in shortly.

    *TFF Senior Staff*
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    (2/14/02 6:39:45 pm)
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    Re: Remington 740 ejection problems
    No sir. You undoubtedly have fouled gas ports. You will have to disassemble the rifle, but you should not have to disassemble the barrel from the receiver. A pipe cleaner soaked in nitro solvent works well.

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    (2/15/02 10:06:57 am)
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll give it a try.

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    (2/27/02 1:09:15 pm)
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    I had a 740 eons ago in .30-06....... It was a very good shooter, and would digest anything I fed it.

    The 740 differs from the more recent Remington auto-loaders in that its ejector is mounted on the inner left receiver wall; check to make sure that it isn't broken or frozen......

    The later [after 196 auto-loaders had their ejectors in the bolt face: 742, 74, and 7400's....

    Good Luck......

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