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Old 01-22-2013, 04:37 PM   #11
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The place in MN that does the conversions is Alhman's in Morristown. They do good work. Located about 15 (?) miles NW of Cabelas in Owatonna or about 10 miles west of Faribault.

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Better yet, trade it for a Browning BAR in .30-06 and you''ll have a weapon even more reliable than the pump and still have a gas semi-auto.
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Better yet, trade it for a Browning BAR in .30-06 and you''ll have a weapon even more reliable than the pump and still have a gas semi-auto.
While the Browning is a fine gun I doubt any semi auto of any kind is more reliable than a pump gun, if kept clean they're all pretty reliable but a lot of folks don't keep them clean enough, if that is the case the pump will always function more reliably. Not trying to argue just my opinion FWIW
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^^^This is probably what happened to my dad's gun's chamber^^^^

My dad had a 742, it is now mine as he passed away, it is a 30-06, his never had action problems and he had it for years and shot the heck out of it, but it did develop something in the chamber which unless the gun is cleaned every 5 ot 10 rounds will start grabbing the casings not allowing them to eject, then of course it jams and you need a cleaning rod to hammer the casing out of the chamber. I have the 30-06 in model 7600 which is the more modern version of the 760, this has always been my go to gun for deer. I prefer the pump I like how it handles and both will shoot well enough to kill a deer or coyote, there are horror stories on the 742 and I tend to believe them, these Remington auto deer rifles simply aren't built to withstand the amount of use of a good quality AR or other semi auto "battle rifle", however in 243 it MAY be more reliable from a standpoint of shooting a smaller round, however this may mean it will simply take a little longer to wear out than a gun shooting a high power round. I personally would take the 308 as it likely will not fail and the 308 is also a very accurate round, maybe that gun just didn't like that particular ammo, but any 760 308 SHOULD shoot well enough to hit a coyote at reasonable range. Also 308 ammo is really common, when people aren't hoarding it.

I have also heard that the shorter action calibers such as 308 hold up a lot better than the 30-06 action.
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Better yet, trade it for a Browning BAR in .30-06 and you''ll have a weapon even more reliable than the pump and still have a gas semi-auto.
I have heard nothing but great things about those BARs - unfortunately, I just don't like the way those rifles feel in my hands. That's a deal breaker for me
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Better yet, trade it for a Browning BAR in .30-06 and you''ll have a weapon even more reliable than the pump and still have a gas semi-auto.
That will never happen considering the man it is coming from

Thanks for the advice, all. I'm going to shoot the guns this weekend to give myself a second opinion. I'm going to try hard to sell myself on the 760
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You cannot clean a gun with a boresnake.

You may think you you're cleaning it, but in reality, you're wasting your time.
Clean youe weapon PROPERLY and it will last a long time.
I have to agree. They're good for getting carbon out of the barrel, but not so good for copper.
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^^ i would not sell it myself i was saying one has a place to fix it
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I have to agree. They're good for getting carbon out of the barrel, but not so good for copper.
A bore snake is only good for an emergency in the field say u had a fall got some crud in your barrel, or its been raining am u want to dry out the barrel thats where it comes in handy. But not as a full out clean
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A bore snake is only good for an emergency in the field say u had a fall got some crud in your barrel, or its been raining am u want to dry out the barrel thats where it comes in handy. But not as a full out clean
Or to just run a quick bit of oil down a dry barrel is another good use for one as well
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