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New Remington pump rifle.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bfh_auto, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

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    I was at the LGS and saw a Rem 7600 in 35 Whelen. I couldn't justify it because I was looking for another handgun.
    Have any of you bought one of them in any chambering?
    They shoulder so well and the iron sights line up perfectly...
     
  2. Duster340

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    I'd love one! Great, reliable deer rifles. I have a 7400 in 30-06, and agree, them old Remingtons point real nice. Always keeping my eyes open for a 35 Rem pump.
     
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  3. Bfh_auto

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    These are new stock. Synthetic stock, some for matte finish. It's a light, bare bones gun with a 20" barrel. If it was a 35 rem, it would have escaped the store with me.
     
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  4. earlthegoat2

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    Do not buy a new one.

    7600s routinely sell on Gunbroker for 3-400. Usually 30-06. 35 Whelen will go for a little more but not much.

    Carbines are what hold their value a lot better so if you wanted to buy one of those new it would make more sense. Still those sell for 5-600 used pretty regularly.

    If you cannot tell, I am a fan. A 30-06 or 35 Whelen would make a pretty good one gun for all North America. Read up on handloading for the Whelen. Guys are using 125 gr 357 bullets for varmints and 225-250 gr for maxing out on big stuff.

    If your crazy you can AI the 35 and get a bit more mustard. People are knocking on .375 H&H energies with 300 (maybe it was 310) gr Woodleigh Solids out of a 7600 pump.
     
  5. Bfh_auto

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    I'm running 158xtps at 3220 in a 22" barreled Whelen.
    I'd only want one in a carbine. It would rival a lever action for walking around.
     
  6. jmr40

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    I had one in 30-06 briefly. My brother had one in 35 Whelen years ago when they made a limited run of them. They aren't showing one in 35 Whelen currently on their website. Are you sure it's new? I've seen quite a few over the years, but none recently.

    I'm not a fan of 35 Whelen nor the 7600. The 7600's are heavier un-scoped than any rifle I own with optics on them. And while pump actions are quite reliable with low pressure shotgun shells pump rifles have lots of issues with reliable extraction, especially with hotter loads. They can be fast for repeat shots while standing, but they are the slowest of all actions from any type of supported position. And rapid repeat shots are over rated unless you're giving covering fire in the military. For "aimed" shots there isn't any significance difference in speed between anything in a full power rifle cartridge. It takes longer to get back on target than to work the action with any of them. The exception is semi-autos with light recoiling cartridges.
     
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  7. ColtPythonElite

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    I have a 760 in .30-06. Felt recoil is much greater, IMO, than the 700 BDL that I have in the same caliber.
     
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  8. dranrab

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    I toted a 7600 in 35 Whelen when I was stationed in Kodiak. It was pleasantly accurate. Could have benefited from a recoil pad. I hunted brown bear with it though I never shot one. One of the bear I was hunting was killed by a friend of mine. It came in just outside the top 10 in Boone and Crockett.
     
  9. hdbiker

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    I have a Rem. 7600 in 30-06 . Its fast for follow up shots in the northern Wisconsin woods. It will print 1 1/2 inches or better at 100 yards with my loads. Walnut wood and bright blueing, topped off with a Bushnell 3x9x40 Trophy scope. hdbiker
     
  10. Dave DeLaurant

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    The .223 version sees strong sales in Australia for legal reasons. Evidently they work well enough -- skip to the 21 minute point on this vid for some local perspective:

     
  11. Picher

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    My hunting buddy had one, but got rid of it after one season (but he traded a lot back then, so don't blame the rifle). He did get a deer with it, as I remember.
     
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    Another guy I knew bought one in .30-06 and hunted with it for many years. He loved it and it was VERY accurate (having a free-floating barrel).
     
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  13. hq

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    Carbine model. In .35 Whelen. Love it for a number of reasons, this one being at the top of my list right now. :)
    It's scoped, iron sights have been replaced with fibers, the stock is aftermarket and barrel has been threaded for a can. I'd prefer walnut or laminate but as a second hand purchase I didn't have a choice.
     
  14. LNF150

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    I hunted with a really old Rem. 760 Gamemaster in 30-06, that gun was extremely accurate and killed bunches of whitetails. In the late 90's a friend from St. John, Ks picked up a brand new 7600 in 35 whelen and he took it to task on a small gathering of deer (he had 4 of the $10 game tags, at that time, for whitetail does). Offhanded, he laid out four does as fast as he could pump that gun. Three of which were running shots. I witnessed the entire thing and it made a believer out of me of the 35 whelen shot from a Rem. 7600.
     
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