Custom Rem 7600 or 760

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  1. Hookeye

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    Top tang safety.............I seem to remember a pic of some 760 that was so modified.
    Not joking.
    Small shops way back.
    Dunno how well the conversion worked.
    Wonder with a modern synth stock, such a mod could be done easier now.
     
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  2. Hookeye

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    FWIW the most common 7600s Ive seen, in the last few yrs...........were .270s and .30-06.
    Have passed, as I do not want a .270 win.

    As for lefties trying em, getting brass in face.
    Wonder if one could just bend some kydex and velcro a deflector on the side of the receiver.
    Or attach a sheetmetal or kydex one to a scope base.
     
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  3. GooseGestapo

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    There is a 7400 synthetic for $549, 4days left, no bids.
    You could send it to JES at www.35caliber.com and have it rebored to .35Whelen.
    Runs $250.00 typically MORE accurate than an original barrel.

    This would accomplish what you want cheaper than a factory.35Whelen. Then serocoat it yourself.
     
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  4. Chuck R.

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    Yup, it would work, but I'm hung up on wanting a pump. I had a 742 in .30-06, the 1st deer rifle that I bought myself when I was 17. It shot "OK" and was reliable. I've got some time a I'm finishing up a Rem M7 project, then starting a new M7 project. I'll find a used 760-7600 in .308 or 30-06 sooner or later. Maybe when Remarms starts producing them the used prices will come down some. Who knows maybe they'll even get their chit together and do a good job with the new production.
     
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  5. GooseGestapo

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    I HAD a M760. .35Rem. It was an absolute tack driver!
    However, after I spooked the 3rd large buck with the rattling forend, we parted ways.

    A nylon bushing in the action tube could prevent this. Yes, if they come back Remington could have a winner in the “Amish assault rifle” with a little refinement.

    I never could come to like the ergonomics of the 760. It was too different from the 870 shotgun.
    I disliked the 870 for much the same reason.
    I still have it though! I placed numerous times at the NPSC in the shotgun match, to include 2nd place in 2004. I had the first perfect score (550 possible, with 5x) got beat two relays later with a 6x that still stands... won several regional matches with it (it’s the barrel! Has a loooonnng forcing cone! Factory stock/original, too! 20” rifle sights, older production.).

    Remington is moving and setting up shop in my backyard. I’ll pay them a visit one day...
    I’ll pass along our suggestions.
     
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  6. hq

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    Usually simply disassembling the slide and its guide tube, greasing them properly and re-tighening everything will suffice and the rattle will be gone for months. If that fails, a silicone O-ring is a great substitute for a proprietary nylon bushing. Mine turned from a rattletrap into a quiet rifle with these simple fixes in a matter of minutes.
     
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  7. GooseGestapo

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    Tried, and tried...... no joy.
     
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    If the O-ring likes to move around, clamp the guide tube into a lathe and (pressure) turn a groove on it. Unless you prefer to go medieval and hammer the guide indents deeper, which is a rather crude and temporary solution.
     
  9. Random 8

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    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/919604057 Here you go. Buy once, cry once. All the work you wish to do is already done and it's set up with decent glass
     
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  10. GooseGestapo

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    I sold the rifle 25+ yrs ago... before they were collectors items.

    My BLR-81 Steel receiver.358win is more than satisfactory! Except for trigger...
     
  11. Chuck R.

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    I'm actually watching it. It's a pretty good example of the "concept".

    $1225 now with 3 days left to go, I'm guessing t will hit $1500 or so. Once you get to that kind of money, a little more to have it "your way" is easy to justify. Especially with the season coming to a close, no hurry.
     
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  12. gotboostvr

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    Does the Vari-X IIc count as decent glass?

    I recently got one on a rifle in a trade and haven't really fiddled with it much. I'm sure it's at least "fine".

    From what I've seen, they're probably sub VX-Freedom line between the older coatings and fiction adjustments.
     
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  13. 25-20 WCF

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    The cause of the rattling in my M7600 was the end cap on the action tube. It’s coarse threaded and staked in place. Operating the action a few times caused the staking to loosen and…the rattling started. After years of living with a floppy noisy rifle I removed the forend, backed out the end cap, applied locktite and reassembled. The forend no longer flops around and I’ve had a silent, more solid rifle for the last 20+ years.





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  14. JShirley

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    I have a 7600 in .35 Whelen. I found a replacement stock, which I had trimmed to give my 12.5" LOP. I then had a Williams peep sight mounted. I have a stack of mags, too. When the brown bear swarms come, I'll be ready.

    John
     
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  15. Chuck R.

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    Chances are they'll pass through KS on the way to GA, we should be able to see them a ways out, and will give you a heads up so you'll have time to get your mags loaded.
     
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  16. MachIVshooter

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    Have you considered going more vintage? A 14 or 141 in .35 Rem is a slick rifle.

    I have 14s in .25 Rem and .32 rem, no plans to let them go.
     
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  17. Chuck R.

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    I don't think many other's do either!

    I'm kind of hung up on the 760-7600, plan is to mount a LPVO on either one and up the caliber to .338-.358, either .308 or .30-06 based case. I'd actually hate to mess with something with collector value.
     
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  18. JShirley

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    That's why I was happy to find replacement furniture pretty cheaply.
    Much appreciated. Those 10-round mags take a while.

    John
     
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