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Remington 750 Woodsmaster info wanted.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by scandmx5, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. scandmx5

    scandmx5 Member

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    For some reason I want this rifle, really bad. Which in itself is plenty excuse to buy it. I never thought I'd find myself wanting a semi-auto (let alone a Remington) for deer hunting...but I do. It just looks gorgeous to me! Of course there are always more bad reports than good on anything on the internet, so I wanted to hear some info from shooters and/or owners of this gun. Good or bad. I'm not looking for .0000007 MOA as I already have Model 70's :D. I am however, hoping this gun is accurate enough to make headshots within 100 yards.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. EchoM70

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    Whatever you do stay away from the 742, it's a jam-o-matic and riddled with problems. I had a buddy that literally threw his in a lake during a hunting trip because of the troubles he was experiencing with it.
     
  3. Ranger30-06

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    The 750 is a very different rifle than the older 742 and 7400 series rifles. The older ones were garbage, that yes, literally tore themselves apart.

    The 750 is supposed to be redesigned, but quality still seems to be 50/50 on them. There are multiple reports of the .35 Whelen rifles locking up after firing only a few times. Besides that they seem to be alright. Just remember, its a hunting rifle, not a combat rifle. Its not designed to shoot hundreds of rounds every year.
     
  4. Ridgerunner665

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    IF I got one (and thats a BIG if)...it would only be in a short action caliber (e.g. 308 Win)
     
  5. scandmx5

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    Ridge that's what I want is a .308, I've always been a Magnum or WSM shooter cause I like not chasing or tracking deer...this will help me be a better shot
     
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    I have a 750 35 Whelen carbine. Good rifle, reasonably accurate and reliable. No issues except the trigger pull is heavy and creepy. I installed the Timney trigger fix kit which includes a replacement sear and springs (2 to 4 lbs). Big improvement! The trigger breaks nice and crisp now. :)

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    looks like they tried to mimick the 870 lines
     
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    I'd say thats good thinking...but I would go for high shoulder shots instead of head shots.

    Heads tend to move in too many directions too quickly...shoulders don't move so far so fast, and will anchor a deer or bear just as fast. It does ruin a little meat...but I'd rather lose a little than all of it.

    Nothing that has 4 legs can go very far at all without the use of its front legs...that rifle, loaded with 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips will penetrate both shoulders of any deer anywhere in the US (deer, not elk or moose...for those I'd use Accubonds)
     
  9. scandmx5

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    I take shoulder shots on bucks and head shots on does. I'm not a trophy hunter...I go for the meat (I always hope for a doe). However, I always end up having decent bucks walk by.
    Every deer I've killed was with a Model 70 7mm Rem Mag or Model 70 300WSM...and I think I developed a flinch that I need to correct. To me the 300WSM kicks less than the 7mmRemMag, but ammo prices are ridiculous on it. So much so that I don't really want to practice with it alot and get to really know my rifle and my capabilites...thus comes in the venerable .308! Cheaper, less recoil, and hundreds of varieties of loads. I'm hoping this move will improve my technique or lack thereof and accuracy.
     
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    A friend brought the 35 Whelen 750 carbine to deer camp one year. Great looking rifle that handled nicely. I only fired six or seven rounds out if it (two of which jammed). The gun was brand new and was literally purchased two days before deer season so I would like to think the jams were due to the gun not being broken in yet or lubricated properly.

    I wouldn't mind owning one of these despite my limited time handling one. It seemed like it would make a nice woods gun. I would probably stick to the 35 Whelen if I happened to get one for myself.
     
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    I got mine in 30-06 carbine length-agree with initial poster, loved the way it looked, handled and pointed.

    VERY PLEASED with mine-I've fired 66 rounds through it, having a jam in the initial 10 rounds-this was caused by babying the bolt closed...let it close the way it's designed, keep it clean, and IMO it WILL work as it's supposed to-mine sure does.

    The factory trigger is indeed heavy-used the Timney trigger fix and chose the 4# spring and it shoots like a champ (easy enough that me and my 2 left thumbs could do the job!)

    Put a Leupold 1.25x4 Hog scope on it-sweet set up
     
  13. adelbridge

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    The 750 is an excellent rifle that will shoot moa. The receiver is the same length for long or short action so going with the .30-06 or if you are recoil sensitive the .270 makes more sense than the .308 if you choose the 22" barrel length. Long action in the carbine length pretty much doesnt make sense, the .308 is going to perform roughly the same as the .30-06 or .270 in 18" barrel. 75% of jams are attributed to a bad magazine, I had a bad mag from the factory but the extras I bought ran perfect. I have to say it shoots just as good as my BAR for a lot less money. The 750 is less refined than a BAR but a dead deer doesnt know the difference.
     
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    Here's what's wrong with "head shots",

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    I don't care how good you are or how accurate your rifle is, sooner or later a deer will move it's head on you, and it WILL happen to you. I have more respect for a deer than that.

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    Not sure if that picture shows a failed harvest attempt or a sore, but the point it's well made. A couple years ago we pulled a NICE 8-point out of the Tahquamenon river in Michigan's UP (where deer are rare) who had it's jaw shot off. The deer tried to swim the river and drowned (water in the lungs). The meat was still very hot to the touch, so by extreme chance it was not wasted. The brain is a small target, things like ears and jaws don't count...
     
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    I've owned a Rem. 742 carbine in .308 Win. for over 40 years,killed 40-50 deer with it,and never had that reciever-bolt damage.It seems the shorter rounds like .308,.243 don't have that problem.Although I've seen 742's with cracked recievers and bolt damage.
    There are gunsmiths that convert 742's to pumps with good success. biker
     
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