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Semi auto or pump?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by theboyscout, Mar 4, 2018.

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  1. larueminati

    larueminati Member

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    I’ve been debating the same thing for deer hunting in the north east, currently using an ar10 platform and would like to shed the weight (10.3lbs scoped and loaded). I track when so 5-10 mile days are common. I know someone who has two older 7600’s and the carbine -06 with no scope only weight’s 6.3 lbs. yet Remington lists the weight at 7.5 lbs on their website. I’m thinking they’re using a beefier receiver now than on his early 90’s models, at least by the pictures the new models look like they have an 870 steel reciever. Ideally I’d like my set-up to me 7lbs scoped and loaded so I may have to go bolt action. Really not a fan of the wiggly foreend on pumps either.
     
  2. SwampWolf

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    I'd love to have a Model 760/7600 chambered in .35 Whelen.

    Whether it matters in the "real world" or not, all else being equal, there's no debate that a pump or semi-auto rifle is faster to the target on a subsequent shot than any bolt-action, recovering from recoil and sight reacquisition not withstanding.

    In at least one state (Pennsylvania), if a rifle having the advantage of a fast follow-up shot is desired, the pump rifle is popular because it's illegal to hunt deer with a semi-auto rifle.

    When reloading for most rifles having pump, lever or semi-auto actions, full-length resizing the case is generally necessary due to poorer extraction "leverage" when compared to most bolt-action rifles.
     
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  3. cdb1

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    If I were to go semi in a traditional hunting rifle it would be a BAR and only a BAR.
     
  4. stiab

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    I never seen a 760 in .35 Whelen, the two Remington pumps in that caliber I've seen in PA were both 7600. I could actually add some calibers to my auction list of Remington pumps above, including .32 Winchester (yes, believe it or not), but they were not in the 760/7600 configuration which would be more easily available to today's hunters.
     
  5. Sniper66

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    Not my "cup o' tea" as my mom-in-law used to say. Granted, I've never owned one, but a friend does have a pump 30-06 and i just don't like them. I have a dozen bolt guns and like them all. Coincidentally I've had single, bolt, pump, lever and semi-auto .22s...shot them all a lot. I sold the pump and semi. Still have everything else.
     
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