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zulu
08-16-2015, 01:50 PM
So I picked up this rem 760 in 30-06. I didn't know too much about the rifle and thought I'd give it a try and I really like this rifle!

...but it's not for everyone.

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p680/zulu3030/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxm3lz0wf.jpg (http://s1345.photobucket.com/user/zulu3030/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxm3lz0wf.jpg.html)

I paired it with a Burris fullfied e1 which comes with a simple bdc and data for the 3006.

With the cheapest of hunting ammo in 150 grain I seemed to get two very close and the 3rd routinely being a flyer.

This is at 100m
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And at 350m
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As you can see the accuracy is exceptable for hunting scenarios and this gun seems to point/fit me very well.

One of my shorter friends did not enjoy the rifle at all as the length of pull was too far for him. On top of that he found the pump to be out of natural reach for him.

The only problem I have with this rifle is the magazine gives no indication it has been seated well.
The other problem is cleaning. This rifle requires some serious time to get apart and a variety of tools.

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Haywire1
08-16-2015, 02:32 PM
Ya know I have debated about one of these for a while now. Any idea if the magpul furniture from the 870 fits? Thanks for posting btw, definitely seems accurate enough for hunting

zulu
08-16-2015, 02:45 PM
I doubt it, I read that this was built off of a 870 20ga receiver.

Rory McCanuck
08-16-2015, 02:59 PM
I have two 7600s, one in 30-06 and one in .280.
The '06 took 4 shots of Winchester white box to sight in, then put the last 3 rounds of the box into 1" at 100.
It has a camo plastic stock, I call it Donkey.
The .280 seems to be a 1 1/2" rifle, but it'll put just about anything into 1 1/2"
Both of them carry and come up quite nicely; snap shots go where they should and follow up shots are right there lickety split. A lot of guys carry them around here in deer season.

I have a spanner that fits the barrel nut/tube thing, and once the thread has been cracked once, they aren't hard to get off again. That little pin that goes through the bolt, though...$^$%^!!!

I see that Boyd's makes a thumbhole stock for them that I've been thinking long and hard about.

Foxer
08-16-2015, 03:39 PM
I have a 7600 in 30-06. I bought it because my dad thinks that god made adam, eve, and the bolt action rifle (not necessarily in that order) and showing up in camp with one seemed cheaper than therapy. I quite enjoy mine, although yes you have to be a little careful with the magazine to make sure it's well seated.

They're very fast on the follow up shot which has lead me to double tap animals when i didn't need to a time or two :) But they're great guns.





I see that Boyd's makes a thumbhole stock for them that I've been thinking long and hard about.
I have absolutely been thinking about that too.

BuckingFastard
08-16-2015, 04:15 PM
I have one, it was the first larger caliber rifle my grandfather gave me, and I hated that thing kicked like a mule, the pump rattles in the woods. I did shoot my second largest whitetail, largest mule deer and several moose with it buts it's retired and only kept for sentimental reasons now. They are shooters no doubt, just not for this guy

zulu
08-16-2015, 04:30 PM
Haywire you can always try mine if you want to see how they handle. Rory when ever I end up in Manitoba again I'll have to give you a ring as it seems what ever firearm I own or am interested in you already have one as well. Foxer that's on hell of a way to choose a hunting rifle lol. Bucking I heard if you replace an o-ring on the pump tube that it sorts out any rattle. Was yours larger then the 06? With how heavy they are I find them to kick as much as my friends a-bolt in 308.

Foxer
08-16-2015, 04:33 PM
Foxer that's on hell of a way to choose a hunting rifle lol.

Bah, you sound just like my therapist.

BuckingFastard
08-16-2015, 04:39 PM
It was an 06 but before that I hunted with 22 savage hp and 243. I believe I was around 12-13 when he gave me that rifle.

zulu
08-16-2015, 05:04 PM
Ahhhh yes that would make a lot of sense. I stepped down from a light weight 7mm rem mag down to an 06 so I'm a fan of it. But if I was in your shoes I could see that logic for sure.

DOA
08-17-2015, 11:46 PM
Nice rifle. I had a 760 in 270. Shot great, nice to hold but I'm a bench shooter and the pump frustrated me... I still have a mag stamped 30.06 I should put up in the market place.

BrotherRockeye
08-18-2015, 11:01 AM
I've been through a pile of 760's and still regret letting go of my first one in .270...I loved em all while I could but in the end they were all expendable. I traded the last one, a 3006, for a Savage 1899C in 38-55...and I'd do it again in a heart beat :)

Rory McCanuck
08-29-2015, 11:19 AM
With the cheapest of hunting ammo in 150 grain I seemed to get two very close and the 3rd routinely being a flyer.
I just cleaned up all the targets from my last range session.
There were many targets the showed exactly the same thing, two shots touching, or almost touching, and the third an inch away. Now I'm starting to wonder if I should move away from 3 and 5 shot groups. Maybe 2 shots, wait 5 minutes and then 2 more.

Foxer
08-29-2015, 11:25 AM
I just cleaned up all the targets from my last range session.
There were many targets the showed exactly the same thing, two shots touching, or almost touching, and the third an inch away. Now I'm starting to wonder if I should move away from 3 and 5 shot groups. Maybe 2 shots, wait 5 minutes and then 2 more.

The barrels on those guns are famous for heating up a little too quick. I've often found the same thing, two very precise shots and the third a bit more off. Try letting the barrel cool a little more in between. That seemed to solve it for me - might work for you.

3MTA3
08-31-2015, 07:01 PM
A friend I grew up with had one he used for deer and moose, and swore buy it. He could really shoot that rifle, but he seemed to have more than his share of jams as I remember, maybe that was a old problem?
Is that a sling mount clamped on the barrel forward of the stock?

Foxer
08-31-2015, 07:08 PM
A friend I grew up with had one he used for deer and moose, and swore buy it. He could really shoot that rifle, but he seemed to have more than his share of jams as I remember, maybe that was a old problem?
Is that a sling mount clamped on the barrel forward of the stock?

The 760 had that feature. the 7600 did not due to the fact that it was free floating and using a sling put too much strain on the slide tube.

Rory McCanuck
08-31-2015, 08:08 PM
Just had a look, one of mine has a barrel band for a sling swivel, the other has no provision for the front, but has an eyelet in the butt. I'm glad I realised this now, rather than two day before hunting and trying to put a sling on.

zulu
08-31-2015, 08:46 PM
A friend I grew up with had one he used for deer and moose, and swore buy it. He could really shoot that rifle, but he seemed to have more than his share of jams as I remember, maybe that was a old problem?
Is that a sling mount clamped on the barrel forward of the stock?

What caliber was it? I heard they were designed to be long action, so any short action round was travelling in a long action receiver and was prone to jams as the round would have to close the gap

3MTA3
09-01-2015, 07:34 AM
I want to say it was a 06, but I am not sure- nice looking rifle though

mtlgun
09-01-2015, 05:52 PM
buddy of mine sold me one cheap for a winter project. Not sure what the plan is yet other than blast and refinish.

I'm wildly tempted to do a 44 Automag conversion so I can run custom high cap mags but that might have to wait for a lottery win.

zulu
09-12-2015, 05:40 PM
This would be very cool! And ad a pair of skinner sights

SuperCub
12-12-2015, 07:28 AM
Bucking I heard if you replace an o-ring on the pump tube that it sorts out any rattle.

http://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/837449-Remington-760-7600-forend-rattle-fix