Insight and opinions wanted re: Rem 7600P

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  1. OEF_VET

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    I was recently reading a gun rag article about these rifles and it got me to thinking. So, I'm thinking of adding a Remington 7600P to my ever-expanding collection of firearms.

    For those who aren't familiar, the 7600P is a .308 pump-gun, set-up exactly like the 870, as far as safety and slide release are concerned. The 7600P comes with polymer stock and forearm, 16 1/2" bbl, Wilson Trak-Lock rear sight and XS front sight.

    I was thinking that since I own several 870's, the manual of arms would be familiar and the .308 is definitely a well-thought of round for general-purpose use. Their isn't any particular niche in my collection that I can think of which this rifle will fill, just that it would be an interesting addition.

    Does anyone have a 7600P, or has anyone used one? If so, how did you like it? Or why did you dislike it? How is it as far as accuracy and portability?

    Thanks,
    Frank

    BTW, for those who might be interested (Californians), Remington is soon releasing their model 7615P, which will be a pump-action .223, using AR mags. I'd think this would be a good (2 or 4 legged) varmint rifle to have sitting next to your HD 870.
     
  2. P95Carry

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    Frank ... my input is perhaps incomplete but ... let me say...

    I have a 760 ''Gamemaster'' and like it - a lot. It is called by some a carbine but to me it is #1 deer rifle. Easy to tote and a pleasure to shoot.

    AFAIK tho - the 7600 was a follow on ... and an ''update'' supposedly. I have tho heard from many sources that it is well inferior to the 760 - its predecessor.

    Others may have more to add but thought I'd mention this. My rifle is IIRC approx a 1960's model ... and I'd tend to think it better to look out for an earlier one like this ... they are around. I obtained from somewhere - CDNN, Midway - darened if I remember, a replacement bolt ... just in case I needed it, wishing to keep this lovely rifle operative for rest of my days!


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  3. kaferhaus

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    The 760 is a better made weapon and they can be found (down here) anyway relatively cheaply... much cheaper than the 742-7400s.

    These guns share the same bolt and the only problem I've ever heard of them having is bolt related. The 7400-7600 models have an "improved" bolt that was supposed to solve the problem... problem is MOST of the 760s-742s never had any problems because the owners took care of the guns, kept them clean and lubricated... and these older models are much better made guns....
     
  4. Soap

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    Here is a picture for reference. I like the 7600 well enough as a hunting arm but I don't like the magazine release setup for rapid mag changes.

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