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ssjmbob
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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?

Xracer
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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.

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(2/14/02 6:39:45 pm)
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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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ssjmbob
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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.

BigMike
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(2/27/02 1:09:15 pm)
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ssjmbob,

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......

BigMike
 
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