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. Features include a side ejection port and a free-floating barrel. It uses the same action as the Remington 1100 series shotguns, with both having the venerable 870 series as the parent gun. In 1981, the Model 742 was replaced by the Model 7400.
A 742 chambered in 30-06 was used by the sniper in the action-thriller Two-Minute Warning.

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  1. DuneHopper

    What Do You Guys Think About The Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster

    Remington Model 742 Oops I mean 740 Woodsmaster So any own one, what do you think. I am looking at that on a trade but unsure since I never owned one. This is not the exact picture but is like this. Thanks
  2. Brutus57

    Opinions on the Remington 742 Woodsmaster?

    Hi All, I have always liked the 742 but have never owned one. Have read mixed reviews in the past, also .308 version versus 30.06? Are both detachable 5 round mags and are there any alternatives to the factory mags? Experiences of those who have owned, hunted with, etc. please. Brutus Out
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