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Old 09-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #11
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I have heard here and there the idea that this rifle is a home-defense alternative to an AR-10, M1, or M1A. Mainly because it is box-fed. Occasionally people (probably not any of us here on this thread, of course) forget that it is really only intended to be fired about as rarely as bolt-actions. I don't think they were designed to be high-volume shooters.

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I have heard here and there the idea that this rifle is a home-defense alternative to an AR-10, M1, or M1A. Mainly because it is box-fed. Occasionally people (probably not any of us here on this thread, of course) forget that it is really only intended to be fired about as rarely as bolt-actions. I don't think they were designed to be high-volume shooters.
You are spot on! The box magaxzine only holds 4 rounds. The AR platforms hold 20. The 7600 was designed and built as a hunting rifle for the one week per year hunter. It, and it's semi-auto brother the 7400 will not stand up to the kind of extensive shooting that most AR and AK enthusiasts do.
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There are 10 round mags for the 7600 and 7400 but that does not make them on the same level as an AR or similar combat rifle. They are good hunting rifles and should be used as such.

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Update - thanks for all of the feedback. After having a think about it I decided to replace my 7600 with another, this time with wood finish and from a different shop.

Interestingly, when they were bore sighting the scope in the shop (Leupold VX-1 2-7 x 33mm) the comment was made "geese this is way off" and all of the scope adjustment was used up without getting the scope on target. They tried a second set of of mounts/rails and it turns out both sets of mounts were slightly tapered when measured with the vernier (according to what they told me). This may have been the problem with the original rifle so my doubts in the Remington 7600 may have been unfounded. They shimmed the mounts and all is ok (although I havent sighted it in yet).

Also, the wood is much nicer than synthetic - it actually feels like a step up in quality and the finish is nicer. I'll upload a pic and report when I've sighted it in.

Thanks again for the feedback!

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I use Leupold bases and rings to mount scopes on a rifle. The windage is adjusted with the two screws on the rear base. Then I have only minor adjustments for windage with the scope dials. I never have had to shim the base for elevation on any rifle. The trigger pullweight on my Remington pump 270 was about seven pounds but a gunsmith worked it down to about three pounds. With reloaded ammo I get 1 1/4 inch five shot 100 yard groups shooting off a bench rest, but I have gotten a few 3/4 inch 100 yard groups.

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You are spot on! The box magaxzine only holds 4 rounds. The AR platforms hold 20. The 7600 was designed and built as a hunting rifle for the one week per year hunter. It, and it's semi-auto brother the 7400 will not stand up to the kind of extensive shooting that most AR and AK enthusiasts do.
Guess I shouldn't have shown the pic I did with a 10-rnd metal box mag installed. Here's another "loadout" below (I didn't attach the extended magazine release)...

As a standard hunting/ocassional shooring arm it makes an EXCELLENT foraging/defense gun when you may just want the option of having some quick follow-up shots with increased capacity.

How about their 16-1/2" .223 police variants that use AR mags as a general purpose survival gun? Yeah, with that rotary lock-up bolt (as on the AR-10's and AR-15's too) they and those 870's are just so flimsy...

http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/7615.htm

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