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remington 7600

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by txcookie, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. txcookie

    txcookie Member

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    I have been thinking about getting me a marlin 336. Kinda want a quick shooting gun for hogs and what not. I just prefer more power and longer distance incase that woods hunt turns into me on a rideaway looking aat aa booner 250 yards away. Then I saw the 7600 and thought BINGO 30.06 pump action!!!!

    Does anyone have one or know much about it?
     
  2. WoodchuckAssassin

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    I almost picked one up not to long ago, but decided to go with a bolt instead. From everything I found out about them, they're dead reliable and lock-up like a bank vault. I think there's something like 16 interlocking lugs in the action. From testimonials I've read, they're also very accurate. I also like how the feel and design is almost identical to the 870, which is nice if you're used to the feel of the 870 (and lets be honest, who isn't?)

    If you can find one for around $550, I'd go for it in a second. They go for closer to $700 around my parts.
     
  3. hdbiker

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    I've owned my Rem. 7600 for about ten years now. Mine has a tight smooth action and is 100% dependable with my reloads. I shoot 150 Hornady spritzers over 58 grans of IMR 4350.Consistant 1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yds.Great woods hunting rifle in MHO.hdbiker
     
  4. Abel

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    The 7600 is based on the classic 760. It's a nice rifle.
     
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  6. eastbank

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    being left handed they were a natural for me, as left handed bolt actions were few and far between in the 50,s, fast forward to today i own six left hand bolt action rifles. three rem,s and three win,s. and i own four pump rem rifles, one rem 760 and three rem 7600,s. today my to go deer rifles are a rem 7600 carbine in 3006 with a 2x7 leupold and a left handed rem 700 sps in 7-08 with a compact 3x9. i don,t think you can go wrong with a rem 760-7600. eastbank.
     
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    Just a thought here: if you can find one, get it in .35 whelan. :) Also there is a nice topfolder stock for them. . .
     
  8. X-Rap

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    Those pump Remingtons really scream for a short barrel, one of the finest carbine platforms for hunting I can think of.
    Power, accuracy, reliability and a history of getting it done. Sorry I can't say the same for the semi auto version.
     
  9. adelbridge

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    I would rather have a 7400 or 750 since they are priced similarly to the 7600. Some States dont allow hunting with 7400 or 750 semi autos hence a portion of the popularity of the 7600.
     
  10. Sam1911

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    The 760/7600 series has a far better reputation for longevity than the autoloaders for some reason.

    Most 7400 and 750 shooters do love their guns, but the common theme in the threads on those is to enjoy them while they last and not put any more shots through them than you have to in order to make them last as long as possible.
     
  11. slicksleeve

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    I have one in 30-06, that I bought at a gun show for $260. It had a cracked stock, and a big chunk out of the bottom of the forearm, with a lot of surface rust. I Duracoated it in tactical gray-green, and put on a synthetic stock and forearm, and an Aimpoint 9000L red dot. It groups great at 200 yards, and is my go to rifle for walking the woods, hog hunting, and a general purpose truck rifle. I love it. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=526170
     

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    Remington has been building quality pump action rifles for many decades. I use to own a model 141 in 35 Remington for a time and it toppled a couple nice bucks for me. But I've owned my model 760 since 1968 and its still going strong. Remington made a few improvements to the 760 about 30 years ago, hence the 7600.

    Pump 30-06 rifles are very common here in Pennsylvania. The guys use them for deer and bear hunting with great success!

    TR
     
  13. MattShlock

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    I have a 760 in .308 -- great foraging arm. Free floating barrel. Note the carbines are actually more accurate (stiffer barrel). Reliable. Comfy. Precise. Fast.
     

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    I have had serious thoughts of cutting mine down to 18" to make it like the factory carbine models. After all, I have modified mine to the point of no return already, (not that I will ever get rid of it) but fear that the short barrel will make it lose that famous 30-06 cartridge performance, but have decided to leave it as is. At this point I have shot deer with eight different calibers ranging from .243 Winchester to .444 Marlin, and have been more impressed with the 30-06 than any other caliber, so I will just leave it as is. The 7600 in 30-06 is a great combo, if I do say so myself.
     
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    I would LOVE A 35 whelen. This looks to be an excellent used market rifle for me to hunt down. Never got a used rifle before so this could be my first. does a carbine really improbve accuracy from a 30.06? Sounds kinda backwards to me!
     
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    the 760-7600 rem pump rifles are just the ticket for most of my deer hunting and a deer is not safe at 250yds if i have any thing to lean on. eastbank.
     

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    I've owned quite a few rem pumps in various calibers from 223 to 35w and they've never failed to impress me.

    The extended mag was just because I can. [​IMG]

    My current is a first year 760 in 35rem
     
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    I have one in .35 Whelen. I put a shorter stock on mine, and added a receiver peep sight. Now for those big PA deer...

    John
     
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    I had the older 760 in 270 Win and my BIL had a 30-06 carbine (18").

    Mine was very, VERY accurate and 100% reliable. Wonderful gun. My BIL LOVED his for deer hunting in thick cover. Also 100% and quite accurate. Just quite a bit of muzzle blast!

    IF the 7600's are any better than the old 760's, GRAB ONE.

    I have a bolt gun on a 98 Mauser in .35 Whelen. Now, if you could find a 760 in .35 Whelen, THAT would be the 'bee's knees'!
     
  20. MattShlock

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    Yes We Can!

    Yes We Can! Yes...

    Oh, and I would probably keep the longer barrel on the .30-06. Remember the Garand is 24" vs. the Remington's 22". I have a .308 in 22" but would be as happy or happier with the 18". M-14 was 22".
     

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    What I've heard is they are very accurate. Only negatives are they can rattle during movement, and if the rails get hit hard they can bend and render the action inoperable. That said, I'd love one in .243 or .25-06. Bid on an older one in great condition at an auction, I quit when the bids exceeded $700. Boy I wanted that rifle in .25-06...
     
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    I've wanted a .308 760p carbine for awhile. I think a quality compact 4x fixed scope on this 18" carnie would be an awesome, fast handling combo.
     
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    I got VERY lucky and found a 7600P in .308. 16 1/2 inch barrel makes it handy for blinds, boats and ATVs. Where I hunt has a field of vision limited to 50-75 yards. When I first got the gun, I mounted a Weave V3 but later went to a red dot.

    Because of the limited range and small deer that I encounter, the go to load is a 165 cast bullet at 1800 fps. A factory level load does too much damage at short ranges.

    Do not shoot without ear protection!

    [​IMG]

    Accuracy with factory level loads and a red dot is 2-3 inches at 100 yards which is less than a minute of deer vitals. A little better with cast loads at 50 yards. If I were hunting elk in Colorado on a $20,000 guided hunt, I would probably take a different gun, but for hogs and deer at moderate ranges the Remington pump cannot be beat.
     
  24. X-Rap

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    I don't know Jay, my family and I have put down quite a few elk with our 760 carbines in 280 and 30-06.
    308 is not at the top of my list for elk cartridges but if I had that dandy rifle of yours I'd pack it and a 2x7 scope on any trip I made out west.
    Those short barreled pumps are some of my favorite guns.
     
  25. Strange Bob

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the 7615 with all the carbine talk. They can be dressed up ... this is a bit much but informational:

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    I am sure Barbie and Ken have one though.

    This now is interesting:

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