How do I remove the barrel of my Remington 7600?
RE: 7600 Barrel Removal DB, Gun Parts Corporation 12/1/2003 10:40:00 AM
Removing a barrel is a job that should be done by a qualified professional
I know I haven't answered the question, but I can't find the answer.
October 9, 2006, 09:07 AM
Eagle magazines suck - badly. They're molded out of a very thick plastic that fits poorly and hangs the follower. I've tried several lots and they all just stank. Factory magazines are your only friend.
Just buy it. You know you want it. The details can follow... :D
October 9, 2006, 09:21 AM
Thanks, John and Bernie.
I'm definitely getting one (eventually; for some reason, the US Army frowns on folks shipping personal firearms into theatre).
I was just wondering if swapping barrels was as easy as w/ an 870...looks like it's a little harder, but perhaps still easier than with a bolt gun.
October 9, 2006, 09:41 AM
I have a 7600 and the barrel is not removable as with the 870. It is threaded into the receiver so I imagine it would be about the same as with a bolt gun. The only magazines I have used with it are factory. It has never jammed on me. Trigger pull is about the same as an 870 though, not like a well tuned bolt gun. Mine groups around 1.5" with factory loads so it is a great fast deer rifle.
October 9, 2006, 09:45 AM
Thanks. The thought of easy barrel (and caliber!) changes was attractive, but not the reason I was buying it, anyway. :)
The 7600 bbl is not threaded into the reciever, but is "bolted" to the reciever by a stud located under the barrel opening in the front of the reciever. This bolt is usually locked by a thread locker that requires heating to remove the nut that is also tightened by a torque wrench.
A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to tinker around with a 7400 I picked up cheap from a pawn shop that was reportedly "messed" up.
After carefully peening out some locking lug damage to the barrel hood and generally tuning it up including some massive cleaning, I got it back to full functioning without the bolt jamming open from the "peening" of the bolt against the barrel extension/hood.
It is critical to be sure that you use some type of lock-tite to re-install the barrel after removal and to torque it well, or it WILL shoot loose in short order. You'll know if it gets loose as it will group WILDLY. BTDT.
It is not a "SWAP" barrel situation either, as you'll have to headspace any new barrel, which will probably mean a different bolt head of an unknown tolerances range. I'm not familiar with any source of replacement boltheads except for Remington, which will probably require that you send the rifle to them, which will negate the option of switching barrels.
If it needs barrel replacement or servicing, contact Remington.
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