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Old 05-30-2012, 01:34 AM
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While it ain't a 7600, my 760 in .35 Rem is a keeper.
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Actually would rather have a 760. The 7600 is too fancy to be tromping around as a hunting rifle and the 76 is too blah..
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I have an old 1952 760 in .270, it was my grandfathers. I have hunted with it for many years. Every now and then I'll get the urge to buy a new hunting rifle, use it some but by the end of the season that 760 will be in my hands again.
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I worked the summer of 1979 in order to earn enough to buy a 760. When I thought I had enough cash, my Dad took me to the gun store near Warrenton, VA. It was called Clark Brothers. They only had one available and it wasn't in the .270 I had wanted, so I got a 30/06. Hunted open sights that fall/winter with no kills. The next summer I bought a Bushnell scope and that winter, in the last hour of the last day shot a huge doe. Tracked her in the bloody snow and gutted her in the dark. My first deer.

It has taken probably thirty deer since then, with another huge doe the last time I went out, two years ago. Quartering away shot at 150 yards, slipped it just behind the first set of ribs and out the opposite shoulder. She sat right down and then flopped over, then got to her feet and ran twenty yards. A follow up shot would have been pointless as it was obvious she was struggling. They are hard to die you know.

I lost interest in hunting with it when I bought my Knight rifle. Black powder devil in .50 caliber. It will hit tennis balls at fifty yards offhand all day long. Smack a deer with it and the feet just come out from under them. I call it my blunder bluss. The 30/06 lets them run a ways. It goes through too fast. Of course a faster opening round might change all that. Been using Remington Cor-Loct.

The only bad thing about my rifle is that it is difficult to mount a sling. The accuracy is good enough for any 200 yard shot you want to take. Follow up shots are natural, fast and cycle unnoticed. You are loaded and back on target again very fast. The rifle is short and light and makes for a good bush rifle. Very easy to maneuver through stickers with it. The safety is a bit loud, but you learn how to deal with that.

After taking many many multiples with the rifle, I learned it will hit running deer quite easily.

I would venture to say a man with a 760 would just nudge out a man with a Winchester lever action rifle. That only because of the caliber availability. Certainly the deer don't seem to notice the difference.
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Yes, I own a 7600. So did my dad, so does my brother ( he has 2 now, his own and Dads). Years ago all you saw in our hunting party was either a 760 or a leveraction 30-30. Remington even went so far as to call it the Pennsylvania Pump in its adds.
We have that ad on our "wall of shame" at the camp in Pike Co. PA!
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Maybe the pumps are better but I had a Remington 742 and 7400. That whole series was one of the biggest POS Remington ever foisted upon the American hunter.
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Maybe the pumps are better but I had a Remington 742 and 7400. That whole series was one of the biggest POS Remington ever foisted upon the American hunter.

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EDIT: Sorry... I read the thread wrong... I just picked up a 700 NOT a 7600...
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Maybe the pumps are better but I had a Remington 742 and 7400. That whole series was one of the biggest POS Remington ever foisted upon the American hunter.
I GOT a 742 in '06 for Christmas wwwwaaaayyyyyy back when I just started HS.
It worked, but you had to understand the limitations. We used to hunt deer in Ontario where you used dogs to get them moving because you had about a couple thousand acres with only a handful of hunters
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the shooting was fast and furious.
I liked the lines of the 742 because it mimicked the lines and feel of my Nylon 66, which had around 100,000 rounds through it.
It "grouped" about 2-2 1/2" at 100yds using the Remmy 220gr exposed lead pumpkin ball loads.

For serious long shooting I had a Remmy 721 in .270Win. that I loaded for.
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Maybe the pumps are better but I had a Remington 742 and 7400. That whole series was one of the biggest POS Remington ever foisted upon the American hunter.
Not even close. Those who spout this crap are usually the same ones who fail to properly care for them or think they are a replacement for a WWII BAR.
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