Remington Model 7


March 12, 2008, 11:05 AM
Anyone have one?

How do they shoot? Any known problems? I've found a secondhand one, stainless synthetic, .260rem... Quite keen on it.

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March 12, 2008, 04:29 PM
Have never owned a model 7, just 700's. If I were to find one in .260 I'd probably jump on it it the price was reasonable.
Not much info here but at least you get a free bump.
Good luck.

March 12, 2008, 04:52 PM
Neat little package for hunting. I'd add an aftermarket bolt-locking safety, because I'd use it in heavy brush.

It's not worth the price that Remington currently charges, IMO, but that's because their prices have gotten silly. The rifle is good.

A used one is well worth buying if the price is reasonable.

March 12, 2008, 06:04 PM
wow, I have never heard of a 260 in a 7, I would jump all over that. typically , mod 7s, are more money, as they have smaller stocks and are cut down in other places a bit. for an adult, they would make the perfect scout setup, if you can forward mount a scope.

March 12, 2008, 06:49 PM
I have two of the model 7s. I have the older walnut stock 18.5" barrel and the newer laminated and 20" barrel both in 7-08 caliber. They are nice lightweight hunting rifles. Both are accurate. The walnut stocked one is my favorite.

I have the laminated stocked rifle listed on GB right now. I think i'm going to buy a Mini 14 and so have sold several guns that i don't shoot much. The gun thats for sale has been shot less than 40 rounds.

I have killed one deer and one coyote with the rifles. Their short lenth and light weight make them good for tree stands and blinds. Don't let the thin barrel fool you. They both shot 1 to 1.5" groups with no load work. I seem to remember the action is the same as the XP 100 pistol.

I started to get a CZ 527 in 7.62X39 but decided i liked the power of the 7-08 better. I handload so i can reduce the load to match the Russian round. If you find a deal on one pick it up. The new ones don't have open sights. Both of mine do. Thats how i shot them before they were scoped.

March 12, 2008, 07:27 PM
Love mine. I won a .25-06 BDL at a gun show door prize and traded it for the M7 I'd been wanting. Mine's stainless in .308 with plastic stock. I typically get 1 moa out of a cold barrel rather easily, but the other day I shot back to back 3/4 moa groups. :D I LOVE this thing, 2x10x40 Weaver KV on it, all around hunting rifle. When I got it, Remington hadn't introduced the .260, yet, but I think I prefer the 7-08 or .308 anyway. Some worry about recoil, but the .308 isn't hard on me at all. I'm quite used to worse.

I've taken a half dozen hogs, I think 7 deer, and three coyotes with it, one at a full 355 yards, since I got it and am quite confident in it, now. It's my number one go to rifle. Don't use the others much.

March 12, 2008, 08:45 PM
Yeah I love mine...7mm08 laminate stock...looking for a laminate stainless 308 if anyone sees one.

March 12, 2008, 09:08 PM
i like the m7. i don't think they are world beaters for accuracy, but they certainly posess enough accuracy for about all big game hunting.

March 12, 2008, 11:27 PM
I have two Model Sevens. My "go to" general purpose hunting rifle is a Model Seven in .308. I replaced the original walnut with a lightweight HS Precision sporter stock (olive with black web) and mounted a Leupold 2-7X compact scope on it. It shoots 1.5 MOA with Remington 150 grain Core-Lokts. It's a great GP rifle.

Second one is in process. Found a nice second hand Model Seven Youth in .243 that now also wears a Leupold 2-7X, and I'm waiting for delivery on another HS Precision stock for it (this one will be tan with brown web, so I can tell 'em apart easily).

I'm 6'1" tall, and still really like the short action carbine length Model Seven. Great GP rifles.

March 13, 2008, 01:02 AM
proly the only thing I could think of better, is find an old factory 788, with a nice short bbl, or one of the 600's or 660's, but these will all cost more than a model 7, and you can get some pretty cool stocks for the mod 7 , if you don't like what yours comes with.

March 13, 2008, 01:20 AM
I have a 7 Youth in .260, and it's a wonderful little rifle. It is my very favorite hunting arm.

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