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Old 760!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Danny Creasy, Sep 10, 2018.

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  1. Danny Creasy

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    One of my primary protagonists in my next book is Spared Territory North President Catherine Ragland Smith. When forced into the fray, she grabs what is handy and helps defend her people with the hunting rifle of her youth. In honor of my heroine, I carried along a rifle much like hers to the NASA, Inc. range this morning. Much fun! Half-inch group at 50 yards with open sights... sweet!!

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  2. NIGHTLORD40K

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    The old Gamemasters can still get the job done. I would still have my .30-06 pump, but that silly magazine release was murder on my thumb and, of course, you can't top-load 'em.

    Still, it was a nice and accurate rifle.
     
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  3. Demi-human

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    One million likes from me! I love a good Seven Sixty! I have one in Two Seventy and two in Thirty Aught Six, one from fifty three and the other from fifty four. I also have a Field Master rimfire to go along with them.

    Your heroine would be hard pressed to find a better hunting rifle that could also be a formidable defensive weapon.

    Yea! Pump Rifles!:thumbup:

    And still looking for a thirty in a carbine setup.
     
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  4. Legionnaire

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    Nice. I took my first whitetail with my father-in-law's 760 in .30-06. Dad's wasn't a tack driver, but it got the job done. My fave is the 760 Carbine in .308 or .243.
     
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    Imo, early Model 760s, whether they're drilled and tapped or not, are not the best candidates for scope use-way too much drop in the stock comb dimension. I think the best set-up for aiming on these older Model 760s are receiver sights (peeps) as made by Lyman, Redfield or Williams. These old Remington pumps, sighted with peeps, are great rifles for deer or bear hunting in heavy cover.
     
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  6. FL-NC

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    Those rifles seem to have a cult-like following. I've never messed with one, but I helped a young man zero one in 30-06 last week. It seemed like it worked well enough, but one thing I noticed that irked me was that during the zeroing process, the shooter is forced to break position from both the cheek weld as well as from the support used, as the shooter must manually cycle the action via the slide- which is the portion being supported. Any other pump rifle users have an issue with this?
     
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  7. eastbank

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    my rem 7600 in 3006 with my reloads (55 grs imr 4350 165 nosler BT) with a 2x7 leupold shoots lights out at 100 yards from a bench. I still have by older rem 760 in 3006 with a receiver sight I use on rainy days.
     

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  8. Demi-human

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    Not whilst standing. They are a bit cumbersome on the bench, but their forte is in the field. They should be able to be pumped on the cheek like a shotgun. Not necessarily keeping the sight picture, but the downrange view.

    While benching mine with a new load I was flummoxed with the action opening on recoil. With out my left hand on the rifle it would jump and open up slightly.
     
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  9. JONWILL

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    Great shooting
     
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  10. edwardware

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    Every pump shotgun I've ever tried it on will do the same. The rearward pull serves to keep the locking lug engaged a bit longer.
     
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    I have a 760 BDL in. 30-06. It will shoot under 1" groups at 100 yards with 150 gr Core-Lokts. I don't really care for the felt recoil from it, though.
     
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  12. Riomouse911

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    I think Gun Digest The Magazine has an article on older Remington pumps... I saw the cover but haven’t had time to crack it open.

    I have always wanted a Model Six... something about the walnut and gloss blue...if it was in .35 Whelen (I guess that would take an aftermarket rebore? ) I would be ecstatic..

    Good shooting with the old gun :thumbup:.

    Stay safe!
     
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    That would drive me crazy, because of the way I shoot supported- but if people like them and they are dropping game with them, I say go for it.
     
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    "Your" next book, as in a book you wrote/are writing?
     
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    Purely the rest and bench. She's a kitten while standing, for all the joy she gives in the field she punishes me for using her at the table. With a gentle hold she stays tight.
     
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    The carbines may better, but my long 760 was HEAVY and not super well balanced for off-hand shooting. It was also somewhat awkward from the bench, though I never had the action open on me due to unopposed recoil. I was able to mount a Weaver K10 very low on the receiver and it was quite accurate.

    Mine did seem to have a tight chamber, though, as S&B 130Gr. PSP rounds would lock it up solid and you had to whack the butt on the ground to get it open. Ive shot that ammo in many bolt actions and never had an issue. The 740s suffer from rusty chambers, but this one looked fine- weird.

    For anyone looking for a spare magazine- Remington advertises their new production 740/7400/ 760/7600 magazines will fit all of the above guns. They lie. I spent over an hour trying to extract one of those things from my magwell and when I did, tossed it in disgust. The old Choate and Eagle extended magazines worked well enough, but they were a bit cheesey.
     
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    I think they're beautiful rifles. I love my 30-06 760
     
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    .30-06, .308, .270, .280, .35 Rem, but you will not find a carbine in .243.
     
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    My dads 760 Deluxe 1953 30/06 came drilled and taped for a scope base. I added the recoil pad later. The newer rifles dont have this extra metal.
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    Great hunting gun . Some newer ones are very accurate, groups 1" or smaller. But not mine. 1 3/4" @ 100 is about it.
     
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    Roger that. I have owned two .308s. The .243 I shot (not mine) must have been a rifle.
     
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    The rifle in .243 has become very valuable. I've seen two sell at auction in PA and both were in the $1K neighborhood. There is a real following for them there, and calibers like .223, .222, 6mm, .243 etc. attract a lot of attention.
     
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    From the "looks" of your weapon, it`s been well taken care of.
     
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  23. Danny Creasy

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    Excellent point!! I purchased this 760 after it languished in a local pawn shop for a couple of years. They finally got right on the price. Someone along the way had stuck a plastic-bottomed 7400 magazine in it. The mag wouldn't even lock up, and when forced in, it would bind the bolt. I sold the offending magazine on one of these gun forums and found an old blued steel original 760 magazine on eBay. Now we're happy and she is once again a "repeater."
     
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    Yes, after retiring in 2014 from 38 years in the financial industry, I followed my dream of writing. I have self published in two genres: historical fiction and fiction. The three works of fiction are Slingshot 8, Slingshot 8:The Old World, and awaiting cover art, the soon to be released Slingshot 8: Colony. One of my goals was to write a post-apocalyptic series sans zombies and space aliens that got "all things gun" right (thus the Spared Territory Series). I'm presently outlining Book Four in the series, Slingshot 8: ST Nation. The link in my signature line below will take you to my website.

    An excerpt from Slingshot 8: The Old World

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    two factory 7600,s, top rifle in .260 rem and bottom rifle in 35 whelen.
     

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