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Old 04-02-2008, 05:42 PM
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I'm considering purchasing a Remington 7600 (pump action) probably in .308 possibibly in 223. Does anyone have any experience with this rifle positive/negative? I plan to use it if purchased as an all around hunter, plinker, and defensive long arm. Thanks.
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I had a 7600 in .308 for a while...
Two things on the down side was a lack of consistent feeding reliablility and low magazine capacity.
I may have just gotten a lemon...
On the up side the barrel is free floating and accuracy can be quite good for a production rifle...
Oh...and if some one suggestsd that the 10 round mags designed for the Remington 742 will work thats a big yes/no/maybe YMMV...
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The gun store and gunsmith I worked for detested these things. Keep in mind I have no personal experience with them and am relating this sentiment from someone else, but if you're looking for a Remington auto rifle, a comparable Browning might suite you better, as he himself always recommended that option to inquiring customers.
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Go with the 7400 or 740 in 308.

Remington has three generations of semiautos. The first series was called jam-o-matics, the second and third generations are a little better. A lot of people my family hunts with uses semi-auto remingtons and I am looking at one as well.
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Thanks guys I'll definately be looking at the 7400 & 740. I much prefer a semi to a pump.
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Personally, I would see about an older pump on gunbroker or auctionarms. I have a soft spot for the older Remington guns. I have always considered the older guns better made. I have also considered the pumps more stable then the automatics. I would never call one of the older pump rifles a jamomatic. Maybe a newer one, I have no experience with them. Just one opinion.
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As a gunsmith, I have seen and heard about lots of problems with these rifles; especially feeding. My experience as been that some work fine, but most have some reliability issues. My advice to you would be to steer clear and look at another option. Hope this helps and God Bless! Jerry
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I have hunted and owned Remington 760's and 7600's for 25 years and can honestly say that they are excellent hunting rifles. I have had three in .30-06 and two in .243. All of which would shoot better than I could. They are almost as fast as a semi auto and more than likely more reliable. I have never had a feeding issue. I have tried the aftermarket ten round mags - which worked flawlessly. I usually stick to the stock four rounders for hunting though. My wife used my "all weather" version in .30-06 to kill a 50" bull moose this last fall. If someone is familiar with the Remington 870 shotgun, then the 7600 will make a lot of sense to them as it is set up the same.
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My friend bought a Remington 7600 in .243 and loves it, he says he can get a quick follow-up shot without loosing site picture and has never had a jam. On the other hand I bought a Remington 750 in .308 no jams, excellent accuracy, comfortable to shoot and the ten round aftermarket magazine that works in the 7600 also works in the 750. Comes down to preference.
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I have a 7600 in .270 that I use for deer and have not had any problems with it. When I first got it, I could not get it to hit the side of a barn, but after diagnosing the scope with a serious movement problem and marrying the 7600 to a nice new Leupold, it can make a Mickey Mouse on the target at 100 yards easily.
Great rifle in my mind!
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As a gunsmith, I have seen and heard about lots of problems with these rifles; especially feeding. Jerry
That is why the first generation of remington semis were called "Jamomatics" It has taken remington 3 generations of rifles to finally get the actions and problems worked out.

Sometimes people get what they pay for. These problems tell me that remington has been hiring cheap engineers to design their rifles.
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One of the thing Remmington did to improve the function and reliability was to put a hardened steel insert inside the top of the receiver. On the earlier Remingtons it seems the harder bolt was chewing up the softer steel of the boltway in the reciver. Over time this created roughness and eventually drag in the boltway. Which was problematic for the semi auto which relied on the return spring power to chamber the next round.
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I thought it was going to be the perfect semi auto stand in until I found out one can't just take it apart for cleaning and repair. Just like the Remington 870 one must take off the barrel to get inside. And on the 7600 that takes a gunsmith that knows what he is doing. One might "sorta kinda" fush out the reciever with spray cleaners and lubes but when a simple parts breaks it's smithy time! That ding it out of the park for me!

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I'm not sure how useful this is, but my father has a 7600 in .30-06 Springfield. It was purchased in the early 1990's. Although I've fired this weapon from a benchrest, I don't have a lot of experience with it. When I asked him, he reported that he's never had any feed-related or other reliability problems, and he claims good enough accuracy to be his favoured rifle for deer and moose.
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I love my 7600 in 30.06. Shoot's about 1.5 in @ 100yds. Would probably do better if I could hold her still. Using Remington 150GR Core-Lokt. Since I have an 870 12GA as well its pretty easy to change back and forth.
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I have owned a 7600 30-06 for 19 years and have never had a feed problem with it. I bought my wife a 7600 30-06 carbine 6 years ago and again so issues with this gun. My brother has a 760 .308 that is roughly 30 yrs old and never problem.

As far as accuracy, I handload and can shoot three shot groups that touch using sandbags on a rest. I frequently go to the range with a friend (LEO) that has $3,000 in his personal sniper rifle and I can out shoot him with my stock 7600 w/ leopold scope.

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Remington 7600 Series

I have a pump 7600 that I've owned for about 12 years. Great gun, accurate, no issues. Mine is wood, I'd probably recommend the synthetic for someone buying now.
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hunted with a "loaner" 30-06 version a few times. I sighted it in beforehand, and liked it just fine. I've known several hunters that love these guns.
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I have a 7600 in .270 that I use for deer and have not had any problems with it. When I first got it, I could not get it to hit the side of a barn, but after diagnosing the scope with a serious movement problem and marrying the 7600 to a nice new Leupold, it can make a Mickey Mouse on the target at 100 yards easily.
Great rifle in my mind!
Same but in '06
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I have 7600 in 308 with synthetic stock, the only time i've had feeding issues is when i got some cheap 10 rounders from a gun show. I later bought some Triple K ones online and they worked perfectly.

It feeds and shoots beautifully, one of my favorite rifles. My only real nitpick is sometimes it takes a second or two to load the magazine in, you have to put it in just right. With practice though it becomes a non issue, however when teaching people new to the model i have to show them how to put it in at what angle.

Also dont be confused by a lot of the above posts, most of them are referring to the 740 and 7400 auto loading rifle. I've heard bad things about that one too, the 7600 is a pump and highly regarded by many. 7400, not so much.
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