Remington Model 7600

Discussion in 'Single Shots and Slide Action' started by elderberry99, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. elderberry99

    elderberry99 Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a new Remington 7600 pump in .308 caliber. This rifle replaced a Remington 7600 pump in .270 I bought last year and used it for only the one season and bagged a buck with it.
    I wanted something a little different then the .270 and thought I would try it in .308 as I have had the 30-06 as well in a pump.
    I seem to lean more towards the pump then any other action in a rifle. I have had the bolt action, semi-auto, single shot, lever action, as well as many pumps and I find the pump to serve "me" the best.
    I was wondering how many others on here feel this way about the pump or slide action rifle.
    I come from a long line of pump shotgun usage and guess that is why I favor the pump over all others.
     
  2. mountainview

    mountainview Super Member

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    Well e-berry, I am mainly a bolt guy in the rifle area but do think the pumps are nice. The 760 slide action was very popular with deer hunters in PA when I was growing up for a couple of reasons. At some point when the budget permits, I would like to pick up a 760/7600 for a little variety.

    One question I wanted to ask you. I bagged my first whitetail when my partner's 270 760 jammed and he could not get off the 2nd shot, have you ever experienced a jam or know what are the likely causes of this? This event has stayed in my mind and probably what kept me from seriously looking for a pump riflefor a long time.
     

  3. elderberry99

    elderberry99 Well-Known Member

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    mountainview,
    I have never had a pump action jam on me before but do know that if the problem does happen again, have the feed ramp polished and check that the clip is not bent at the casing end where the shell leaves the clip.
    I had a problem once before with the Remington 7400 semi-auto and took it to my local gun smith to have a look at.
    He explained that most times the jamming is caused either by the feed ramp being just a little rough, or the clip is hanging onto the casing as it tries to feed into the ramp causing a slight misalignment.
    If it came down to my life being on the line, I would stand behind my pump rifles every time.
    I have owned both the 760 and 7600. The 760 was in 30-06. It was one awsome rifle.
    When my dad passed away, I sort of flipped out and sold the rifle along with every other gun I owned at that time thinking somehow it would put my dad at ease as he never liked me hunting but never complained about it. I realized later that it was just an emotional thing I went through and 3 years later began hunting once again.
    Now I will use my .308 for the first time this season. I already love this caliber, and look forward to bagging another buck come this November.
     
  4. Anonymous

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    I have a 742 that was converted to a pump by Ahlman's gunshop in Morristown, MN. Somehow the rail slipped in the reciever and would not stay in place afterwards. They did a good job and it was much cheaper than buying a new gun or reciever. I currently have my eye on a 760 in 358 Win, I'm not much into pump guns but it is a temptation. uglydog
     
  5. TDiddy

    TDiddy New Member

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    I have a Remi 760 BDL pump in .30-06. It was the first gun I've ever purchased. Funny, cuz I also grew up in PA.

    My dad has one, and it is in pristine condition. I've always admired that gun. He'd never let me hunt with it, so I decided I had to have one of my own. I love it and will never part with it.

    Too bad here in IA I can't hunt with it - only shotguns w/slugs for deer season.
     
  6. j870sm

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    I have a 760 in 30-06 with the carbine barrel. I have killed a bunch of deer and coyotes with it and it is extremely accurate. I have never had a problem with it and it has not always been real clean. I actually carried it on the dash of my truck so it would be handy. I will say that it is the hardest kicking gun I have but I contribute that to the short barrel. Did I mention it kicks real hard and is LOUD!!!??? Anyway, it looks like crap but it never fails to shoot right. I have retired it but my son has really been looking at it. I guess I will brake it out and let him shoot the dust out of the barrel.
     
  7. JDS

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    I'll start by saying I’m a bolt man myself... I just recently purchased a 7600 Weathermaster 30.06 a few weeks ago. I just love the way this gun shoots, operates and handles. I have many friends that hunt deer with Remington high power pump rifles. I have never heard one complaint about this rifle ever from anyone. One of the most popular deer rifle models in PA for sure… Why the hell I waited so long to get one I’ll never know..! I can’t wait for next deer season with this new gun.
     
  8. cobra

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    EB, most of my rifles are bolt action including a 7mm-08 carbine that I love to death, but I got my first 7600 back in the early nineties when the 35 Whelen models were released and I was impressed. My son uses it now (read borrowed and not returned) and I picked up a 7600 synthetic carbine in 30-06. The more I use it the more I wonder why didn't I do this a long time ago. Accurate, reliable, the fastest manual action bar none and they are surprisingly good in northern climates. I'm convinced. :D
     
  9. ZachH

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    Helle everyone, Are Pumpe action rifles like the 7600 more relable about not jamming then the 7400's? How about complexity of how the action works, Does it have several dozen complex parts that have to be very much perfect or is it more forgiving like a 870 pump action? I am looking into rifles that are not bolt and while I really like semi auto rifles I don't want to fuss with the hassle of the whole way the action works and would feel more comfortable with a slide action. Also how is the accuracy in the 18.5 inch carbine version of these guns compared to the regular 22 inch barrel version.
    thanks for any info
    zach
     
  10. mike .308

    mike .308 Well-Known Member

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    There good because they have very fast actions.
     
  11. pumpgun

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    I shot pumpguns alot, suspect problem with jammed 2nd shot caused by short stroking action due to excitment. Have a long history with remington pumps,CAN'T figure out how some think bolts are beter hunters than pumps 2 motions verses 4 has to be quicker if needed


    Question: can I install different barrel on my 7600?
     
  12. buckweet

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    hello all.... i have a 760 in .300 savage. awsome is the only way to describe it,
    and also have a M99F 99 savage lever action in . 308.
    i think i have my calibers backwards. ha !!
    caint go wrong with the old 760. i love this .300 savage.

    weet
     
  13. Sourdough

    Sourdough Well-Known Member

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    I started shooting a pump shotgun, then a pump .22 to shoot Jackrabbits in the alfalfa fields. So it was a natural move to a pump rifle for hunting deer. I got a Remington 760 in 30-06. Brought it to Alaska, and have taken Caribou, and Black Bear with it. It's still a good gun, I just got away from shooting pumps over the years. Seldom hunt with a shotgun anymore, and the .22 has developed a feeding problem that the factory can't repair. Still take one out everyonce in a while, usually the 06.
     
  14. Buck

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    760/7600 06' is the most fun gun I have in the safe. Hunted w/ one since I biught my first at 14 years old, Dad told me he would buy me a shot gun I was responsible for the rest of my armory. I've gave it to my bro in law and bought the carbine version (hurts to shoot ) but is accurate. Now I own the weathermaster stainless in 06'. Never jammed, never misfired, easy to clean and fast cycling gun for brush shooting. I also got the barrel resonator this year and it is a help on tighter groups. I have hunted deer, bear , yotes ,ground hogs w/ o6' , It is a very flexible load.