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Remington 7600, 700, 783?

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  1. theboyscout

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    Picking a model is important which one would you pick and why,? Chamber is 30-06 money not an issue between them.
     
  2. highlander 5

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    700 BDL why go cheap. Have had 3 700s only 1 had a problem over loads ammo seized 5he bolt and I broke the bolt handle off trying to get it open.
     
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    Another boy scout thread on same topic. Let's help him with this one:

    I have the Rem 7600 and the 700. The 7600 is a very different animal. If you don't need pump or semi auto, stick with bolt action.
     
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  4. jim in Anchorage

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    A bolt handle breaking off was the only problem? Where can I buy one?
     
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  5. JeffG

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    For most purposes, I like bolts.
     
  6. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Had a 760, I think the build quality was a little better than the later 4-digit series guns. Biggest issue with it was the mag release was difficult to operate and magazines are unobtanium- the 7600 mags will NOT interchange despite what Remington says. Fun gun though.
    Currently have an old Walker trigger 700BDL in '06 and very pleased with it. Prefer it to the pump.
     
  7. John828

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    What purpose(s) is the gun for?
     
  8. eastbank

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    three of my favorit remington hunting rifles. 7600 carbine in 3006, 180gr factory ammo3 shots at 100 yrds- 165gr nosler BT 3 shots at 100 yards loaded with 55grs imr 4350. remington 700 sps 7mm08 reloads 120gr nosler BT varget , 0ne shot cold clean and one shot cold dirty 20 minutes later at 200 yrds. 700 remington SS syn 7mm mag with factory 150gr fusion one shot cold clean and one shot cold dirty 20 minutes later at 200 yards. these three remington rifles are not going anywhere in my life time. i have both remington and winchester of rifles, but i am a remington man. eastbank.
     

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  9. JackSprat

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    If you get a 7600 you will have to grow a long beard,and move to Pennsylvania..But seriously,if you are wanting a gun to hunt with they will all "Git er done"..In my opinion just for hunting with a scoped rifle,then a budget rifle is probably the best value,and you don't need to worry about scratches and dings,.I would rather hunt with a budget rifle with decent glass than a nice rifle with Chineese glass any day..I would not be stuck on Remington either..You said money is no factor,but it just makes common sense.
     
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    uncle abe,s world. eastbank.
     

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    Apples and oranges comparison. A 7600 is a pump gun. A 783 Remington's entry level hunting rifle. A 700 is none of those. And money is always an issue. A 783 starts at $400. A 7600 runs a grand. A 700 SPS starts at $700ish.
     
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    Just from a general purpose standpoint, I'd go with the 700, but there are many variables to consider. For my dollar, Remington wouldn't be at the top of the list regardless of model.
     
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    700 can be rebarreled. 7600 can , but a lot harder and costly. My choice, 700
     
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    Rebarreling a 7600 is easy. Much easier than a 700. Pop the old one off, put the new one in (no threading into receiver) , check headspace. ressemble rifle and test fire. Barrels are not easy to find, but not impossible.
     
  16. jim in Anchorage

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    Where are you finding these barrels? My 760 needs one. Thanks.
     
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    7600 barrel won't work on a 760. Lugs are different. We usually had a few in the shop from teardowns of guns with ruined receivers, but more in the 740/742/7400. Numrich get some in every fall, but they go quick. You could try Ahlman's.
     
  18. jim in Anchorage

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    Thanks entropy. I will keep a eye out on Numrich. I love the gun but the bore is really bad. Its a 30-06 and I would like to keep it that way rather then reborn to .35.
     
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    I lucked out with my 700 no trigger problems in fact had a gunsmith rework the trigger. 308 win heavy barrel synthetic stock 8-32 Burris scope . SPS Model I think I've had it for the better part of 30 years.
     
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    Been there and done that. Originally a .223 bolt which I opened up for 6 PPC. One of these days I need to call PTG and see about getting a new bolt, then head spacing the rifle and getting it going again.

    As to the original post? Given the options I would be looking for an older Remington 700 BDL, I have built up a few and just like the 700 BDL. I also liked the old 760 models and still have a 7400 which is amusing as I no longer hunt.

    Ron
     
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    I get what you're saying, but I've always kind of wished that my Model 760, also chambered in 30-06 and the dispatcher of more than one whitetail, was chambered in .35 Whelen...
     
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    The 760 in 30-06 was my favorite rifle i ever had. I sold it years ago when buying a house, wish I had not done that. I can't find one at a decent price these days. In any event, I'm probably biased. I shoot lefty, so the pump action is is better than trying to shoot a right handed bolt gun. And the left handed bolts I have run across are too expensive for what they are. The 760 is a heavy piece, so it soaks up some of the recoil, still kicks like a rabid mule though. Accurate enough for me, 1.5" groups @ 100yds. I never had a problem with 7600 mags in mine, even the 20 rounders worked ok.
     
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    I have a 700 BDL and a 760 BDL. Each in .30-06. With budget ammo like 150 gr. Rem Core Lokt, each rifle shoots 1.5" or better groups. Felt recoil is much more noticeable from the 760. I have had them both about 30 years. I got the 760 first and hunted with it one season that I remember. Next came, the 700. I haven't used the 760 since it came along.
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