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Remington 30-06 pump action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GETxSOME, May 29, 2010.

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  1. GETxSOME

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    I have a Remington 30-06 pump action rifle, and know nothing about it. Everyone around here seems to think it's strange, and can't tell me much about it, so I come to the infinite knowledge of the forum to point me in the right direction. If need be I can post a picture and or serial number later tonight. It has a 5-7 round clip, and no sign of anywhere to mount a scope. It seems strange to only have the same sights as my Kmart .22, but what do I know lol. Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Are you looking at it now? It should say the model# on the side. The Remington 760 pump has been around since the 1950's.
     
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    All I got to say is...

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    I used to have a Remington 742 (which is somewhat similar to a 760 in overall shape...) and it had really small filler screws in the receiver that had to be removed to install a scope base.

    IIRC, the base was a 1-piece affair made by Weaver, and it worked just fine with Weaver rings and a Weaver K4 scope. Pretty standard for the '70s.

    I believe the magazines for the 742 and 760 are similar but not identical. The 742 had a little lever on the side of the magazine that served to drop the follower so you could close the bolt after the last round was fired. The 760 didn't need this feature. I believe the magazine capacity was 4 in .30-06 Sprg.

    The 760 is generally less trouble, as I've read, than the 742 (and the earlier and later semi-auto models.) It has a free-floated barrel and can be plenty accurate.

    If you reload, you will probably have to FL resize as pump actions (like lever-actions) just don't have the extraction power of a bolt action. You may lose a little in brass life, but the payoff is that the rifle feeds reliably instead of jamming. (During a hunt :) )
     
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    Maverick, I'll get pics posted tonight when I get home from work :)

    I fired about 10 rounds through it on Tuesday and everything seemed to work just fine, the pump feels a little loose to me though. I'd love to scope it soon though so I'll definitely get some pics up asap so you guys can tell me how to go about it.
     
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    Lookin' forward to it GETxSOME. Sounds like the 760 (or 7600), but the lack of provisions for a scope (D&T'd with blind screws) has me baffled.

    :)
     
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    If someone wanted to post some pics of this type of gun with a scope rigged up on it that would be awesome... It's a slow day at work :)
     
  10. NCsmitty

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    A 760 or 7600 Remington pump can often give very good accuracy, often comparable to the average bolt action.
    Chances are it's tapped for scope mounting, and yes, they normally do exhibit a little slop in the pump and action bars, but essentially they are slick and positive when racking the action.



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  11. dmazur

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    Here's some pictures of Remington pump-action rifles -

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://world.guns.ru/civil/remington_760.jpg&imgrefurl=http://world.guns.ru/civil/civ016-e.htm&h=129&w=650&sz=13&tbnid=GOnyhLQIBEZbIM:&tbnh=27&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dremington%2B760&usg=__azAEVAqcasdr7k5MOh5Z-Rf37bs=&sa=X&ei=BZkBTK_RJKXKMMz9vTs&ved=0CC0Q9QEwBA

    The second picture (the 7600) shows the four screws on the receiver, if you look closely. Also note the stock has a comb, to make using a scope easier. If your stock has considerable drop, you might have a 760.
     
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    Early Woodmasters circa 1950's, didn't have the recievers drilled and tapped. Could be an earlier one.

    Without further info, no further guesses are viable.
     
  13. Eagles6

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    Very common around here, a 760 or 7600. Very good rifle.
     
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    Careful with the loads. The actions are not very strong on those rifles. I would stay with factory ammo for sure.
     
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    Very popular rifle once upon a time in the Pennsylvania deer woods. Reliable and powerful, will handle any factory load in 30-06. Yes, being a pump action, you will want to F L re size the brass, however I do that will all my hunting ammo, even for bolties. The 18 inch carbine variant is very handy, and fast shooting if given to practice. Purchase several extra magazines for it, fit it with a low power fixed or variable scope and you will have a great companion in the woods. The pump action rifle is a uniquely American firearm.
     
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    That link to the remington society was very informative. Not only pictures, but a very complete history of the various model numbers.

    I was somewhat disappointed with my 742 and I eventually sold it. Accuracy problems and feeding problems just wouldn't resolve. Remington had trouble with semi-autos.

    The 760, however, is generally trouble-free by comparision, according to almost all reports I've read about it. Remington got the pump rifle right. (Perhaps due to the extensive experience they had with pump shotguns.)

    I now have bolt-action rifles, a couple of Ruger No. 1's, and a lever-action. No pump-action rifles.

    The more I read about 760's, the more I think I like them.
     
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    Remington had been in the pump rifle business for a few decades prior to the intro of the 760. The Models 14 & 141 were very well made & very popular. Remington primarily made the 760 to replace the 141 because the 141 couldn't reliably handle the high pressures of the 300 Savage & 30-06, which many hunters were moving to in the late 1940's-early 1950's.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Due to the 14 lug rotating bolt and free floating barrel, the accuracy was compared to a bolt action.

    In 1965 the 760 started to become Police issue and IIRC for a breif time starting around 1967-68 they were the FBI sniper choice for sniper rifle.

    I certainly can vouch for 760 .30-06 and if you have an 870 Wingmaster it is almost like using the same gun(if you have the shoulder stock set up similar)

    Here is my 1968 Remington 760 Gamemaster .30-06 and my 1976 Remington 870 Wingmaster 12ga. w/ the 28" VR mod barrel.(old pic)
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    My semi-auto Remington 552 .22 s/l/lr is great all around but the big brother 742 seems to be hit or miss with the folks I've know that have them. The 742 is not the rifle 760 is. IMHO.

    P.s. The 760 was a transition rifle from spring leaf to ramp sights, probably cost driven but seems to have caught on.

    ...---... I did not have much luck with the metal ten round extension mag.
     
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    My 760 .270 Winchester
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    I have my grandpa's Remington 760, chambered in .300 Savage. Love the rifle and will never think of selling it. But, I would LOVE to have had the opportunity to ask, "Gramps...why'd you go with .300 Savage instead of .30-06?" Oh...and my brother has gramp's 760 chambered in .35 Remington. Both great calibers in their own right, but not exactly mainstream.

    My 760 has a Williams peep sight mounted to it. It dates to mid-60's and is not drilled/tapped. With the peep, I am easily minute-of-deer out to about 220 yards. I wouldn't take a shot further than that with the .300 Savage round. At 100 yards, it's easily a 2" gun with cheap factory (Core-Lokt) loads.

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    The 30-06 is great, but I'd much rather have one in 300 Savage or 35 Rem. 30-06 rifles are as common as rats in a corncrib. Your granpa was a smart fella!
     
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    Two of the less often calibers offered were the 257 Roberts and the 222 Remington. I believe that Remington data indicated that Pennsylvania led in the sales of the M760. Of the three sportsmen’s clubs I belonged to the M760 were very common seen on the line during sight in days.
     
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    I just bought my sixth 760/7600 ... .308. I shoot the same warm handloads in it that I shoot in my bolt guns and I have no fear of it falling apart. I use a sling swivel screwed into the action tube and the tube has not bent from firing with a tight wrap. None of them has ever jammed on any ammunition when operated properly. And accuracy runs from 1.5" (.270 and 30-06) to sub MOA (.270 handloads and .308 handloads and FGMM).

    I'm no longer a Remington fan, but I love me some 7600. :p
     
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    Seemed in the 50's one of the ideas was for casual hunters to have the same action for both rifle and shotgun, hence pump rifles and bolt action shotguns were "popular".

    I inherited a bolt action shotgun, a nice curio, and special because it was my dad's but its about the last thing I'd ever want to actually use.

    For places where semi-autos are banned there are abominations like pump action AKs and ARs.
     
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