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Remington 760

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by brewer12345, Oct 11, 2019 at 7:07 PM.

  1. brewer12345

    brewer12345 Member

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    Anyone have anything to say about these rifles? Always liked the idea of the Amish machine gun. I also would like a 35 Rem in Ballard rifling and it seems I could find a 760 in that cartridge if I look. Could also pick up a much more common 30-06, which I also reload for already. Thoughts? Gotchas? Things to beware of?
     
  2. 243winxb

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    http://www.horstauction.com/gunsale19oct See #257. R 257. Remington Model 760 Gamemaster. Serial #B7212619. .35 Remington pump rifle with a 22” barrel and excellent bore. Gun is in excellent condition. Front and rear ramp sights. Checkered stock and forearm. One detachable magazine included, along with box. C&R. Sold For 775.00

    I have the early 760 in 30-06. Its ok. Have shot 7600s that are more accurate. full.jpg
     
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  3. jmr40

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    I had one in 30-06 for a while. Accuracy can be surprisingly good even with a poor trigger, and there aren't many options for making it better. They are heavy. Pump action shotguns can be among the most reliable shotguns, but they operate at much lower pressures than rifle cartridges. If you hand load for one you need to be careful that all the brass is in spec and you may have trouble ejecting some hotter loads that would work fine in a bolt rifle. They are the fastest manually operated rifle for off hand repeat shots. The slowest action type for repeat shots from any type of supported position or prone. And if "aimed" repeat shots are the goal there is simply no real difference among any of the manually operated repeaters. It takes longer to get back on target than to cycle the action on any of them. If you want to shoot fast and accurately a semi is the way to go.

    Overall I'm indifferent. They don't have any of the nostalgia of lever actions and offer no real advantage over bolt actions or semi-autos. One in 35 rem would be different and have some cool factor though.
     
  4. Demi-human

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    I like them.

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    They are good stationary blind guns. Usually compact and durable. Mine are all more accurate than the model gets credit for, but I handload for them.
    They are not bad firearms, it's just, you either like them or you don't. And I do.:)

    Yes, we do have a good many Amish around these parts.:D
     
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    Had a beautiful 760 Gamemaster in 30-06. It was a a BDL model, basketweve and white spacers. Paid $200 for it. It was flawless using factory ammo and my reloads. Had a sweet 3x9 topping it. The pump action was pretty smooth, follow up shots were crisp. I was stupid and pawned it and forgot to get it out by the due date. Lost it!!!!!
     
  7. Ironicaintit

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    I have one in 30-06 and like it a lot, and won't get rid of it. It has taken a few deer, but mostly it sits snuggled in the safe.

    With factory loads, right around 3moa was the best I could do with it.
    But with IMR3031 loads, I've got it down around 2moa, if I havent had a lot of coffee.
     
  8. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Mine was meh.

    Accuracy (.30-06) was good, but the chamber was tight, making ejection nearly impossible when it heated up. Years later, I now understand they were known for rust buildup in the chambers causing this symptom.

    The magazine release is tiny, stiff, and a pain in the thumb.

    Overall, it seemed like an effort to make an ok hunting gun from the existing Remington parts bin. Definitely not a poor- mans Garand.
     
  9. earlthegoat2

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    Older 760s are less accurate due to the barrel lug interacting with the slide tube that otherwise looks like a magazine tube. Newer ones are free floated. I’ve never had accuracy issues with the free floated ones.

    I like them mainly because I am a lefty and bolt actions are not my thing. I am also a still hunter and offhand shots with follow up shot possibilities are the norm especially while hog hunting and running into a sounder.

    I have begun to realize my liking for the pump rifles (and lever actions) has more to do with my hunting techniques than any inherent advantage over any other action types. In my eyes a pump rifle is no better than a lever action. The lever guns I prefer are not available in cartridges like 30-06 though.

    If you want a 35 Rem rifle a lever would serve you just as well and would be more available for about the same money. If you want a 760 though I see no reason not to own one.
     
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  10. entropy

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    A better gun than the semi-auto 740 series guns. I'd prefer a .35 Whelen in a 7600, in .35 Rem. I'd want a 14 or 141. If I found a 760 in .30-06 cheap, I'd grab it.
     
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