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Old August 21, 2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Remington 760 carbine info and advice please

Hi everybody, I just picked up Remington 760 carbine in .280 Remington. serial number 359xxx the wood is in good shape and the bluing is decent. I would like any info you can give me on this rifle. I purchased it because I couldn't find any left handed rifles for this years deer and elk season and really liked how this little rifle handles and should make a handy truck gun I picked it up for 250. Also I would like to know the twist rate and what bullet weights this rifle prefers? any opinion from 760 owners? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 21, 2014, 05:26 PM   #2
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model 760 is a great rifle mine is 3006 rifle not carbine, it is a tack driver with my reloads. the barrel is free floated so if you are living right it should be a tack driver also. i have a 7mm08 TC venture it likes 140 rem core locts in my reloads. you probably won't have a lot of choices for factory ammo in 280 but i don't know for sure. $250 is an excellent price.

good luck

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Old August 21, 2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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Model 760 "Gamemaster"

The rifle is not made to have a new barrel installed like a model 700. From Remington http://www.remington.com/products/ar...amemaster.aspx Overview:

Description: Slide action, high-power hunting rifle which replaced the Remington Model 141 and was later replaced by the Remington Model 7600.

Introduction Year: 1952

Year Discontinued: 1981

Total Production: Approximately 1.03 million

Designer/Inventor: L.R. Crittendon & William Gail Jr.

Action Type: Slide action

Caliber/Gauge: .30-06 Sprg. – 1952
.300 Savage – 1952-1960
.35 Rem. – 1952-1967
.270 Win. – 1953
.257 Roberts – 1954-1961
.244 Rem. – 1957-1960
.308 Win. – 1957
.222 Rem. – 1958-1960
.280 Rem. – 1958-1967
.223 Rem. – 1964-1968
.243 Win. – 1968
.6mm Rem. – 1968
.35 Rem. – 1980 only

Serial Number Blocks: 1951-1967 1,000-541,000
1968-1975 6,900,000-7,499,999
1975-1978 A6,900,000-A7,499,999
1978-1981 B6,900,000-B7,499,999

Various Models: 760A Standard – 1952
760B Special – 1952
760D Peerless – 1952
760F Premier – 1952
760ADL – 1954
760BDL – 1966
150th Anniversary Edition – 1966
760BDL Left-hand - 1966
American Bicentennial Edition 1976
760C – 1960 (carbine)
760CDL – 1960 – 1964 (carbine)
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Old August 21, 2014, 10:27 PM   #4
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A good factory load for the 280 Carbine has been the 165 Gr SP Rem Core Lokt. I use Hornady 154 Gr Interlock bullets for my reloads and they have performed equally well.
I doubt you will be disappointed with the gun as my family has accumulated a number of them and they have taken their share of deer, elk and bear.
If by chance you are unhappy with it PM me, I'm always looking for a good carbine.
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Old August 21, 2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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Can't speak to the .280; mine's a .308. But Timney's "trigger fix" kit for the Rem 870 will work in the 760 too, and it really improves the trigger.
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Old August 22, 2014, 04:56 AM   #6
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thank you all I'm going to try it out this weekend and ill let you all know how it does and what it likes,,,I'm really excited to shoot it
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Old August 22, 2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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My Gamemaster in .30-06 is fun to shoot. If you plan to shoot crates of ammo with it, I would suggest a nice recoil pad. Mine has a metal but plate and it feels kind of hard half way through the second box of ammo. Easy to disassemble for cleaning and to reassemble afterwards. Should I ever use it for hunting, I would definitely chamber a round and roll with the safety on (I usually do not have one in the chamber when walking) because it makes a lot of noise when I rack it and and I do not believe in racking quietly: that is how trouble happens. Ten rounds mags are available in .30-06, maybe is it also an option for you, you could search some if you have interest for those. Enjoy your shooting!
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Old August 22, 2014, 08:05 PM   #8
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My .30-06 shoots great. The Timney trigger replacement is a must.
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Old August 22, 2014, 08:08 PM   #9
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http://www.manualguide1000.com/blog/...r-manuals.html try here for manual
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Old August 22, 2014, 08:30 PM   #10
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280 Remington

No 760, but had a Remington 7400 in 280, it was a tack-driver. I shot 130's for Antelope, 150's for Deer, and 175's for Elk.
Never got an Elk, but flattened Deer & Antelope like a hammer. Hated to see it go, but it sat for a few years and now
someone else can do the same with it as I did!
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Old August 23, 2014, 05:32 PM   #11
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I've had very good luck with my older 760 in .243 on hunts for whitetails, mulies, and 'lopes. Very excellent accuracy combined with fast handling action. Black Hills ammo is TOPS!

Fire up the grill! Hunting IS NOT catch and release!
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Old August 23, 2014, 06:54 PM   #12
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tell me more about the timmney triggers for the 760, mine has the original terrible trigger! is this a gunsmith job or something i can do myself??

how much does the timmney trigger cost?

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Old August 23, 2014, 06:54 PM   #13
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My dad killed a lot of elk deer and antelope with a 760 Game Master carbine in 30-06. It's accurate and reliable and should give you a life time of use if you keep it clean and oiled.
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Old August 23, 2014, 07:16 PM   #14
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Link to the Timney Trigger Fix on MidwayUSA.


It is not a full trigger replacement. If you are handy at all, you can do it yourself. It doesn't get rid of the creep, but it lightens and smooths the trigger pull. Probably over-priced. IIRC, I bought mine either on sale, or with a promotional discount.
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Old August 24, 2014, 04:59 PM   #15
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I have a 30-06 and a .270. Both are killers.

My only complaint is the lack of sling mounts. I installed mine which of course required a barrel loop on one end and drilling into the old stock on the other. I only did the .30-06 as the .270 is a family heirloom.

I am left handed as well.
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Old August 25, 2014, 11:22 PM   #16
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Love the 760; 308 or '06.
Get a muzzle guard as all your cleaning will be from there.

Would love to round out my group with a first-year 243...
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