Talk me into a Remington 760
Today I was given a few cardboard boxes of brass, ammo ( .22 .44 mag 9mm makarov and 7.62x54r 7.62x39) magazines, scope mounts, and an old ammo carrier full of stripper clips full of 7.62x39. One of the mags is for an Remington 760 loaded with 30-06. I figured that I need a rifle for this rifle (good excuse:) ) I looked on gun broker and they seemed to be going for around $600, does anyone have any experience with this rifle?
I've never owned a 760, but have always wanted to... 30-06 Springfield would be a great chambering for that rifle.
Fast follow-up shots, and more reliable while requiring less maintenance than an automatic. The few times I have had a chance to shoulder a 760, they seemed very handy.
This is one rifle that I would mount a compact scope on, a 1.5-5x or a 2-7x so as not to ruin the excellent handling qualities.
I hear that they are as accurate as most bolt-actions - but I have never fired one so I can't say anything about that from experience.
Hopefully 760 owners here will speak up, I'd like to hear about this firearm as much as you would, they've always been an item of interest to me.
They are often surprising accurate but also the fore ends often rattle like they are loose (when they are not).
76, 760 & 7600 trombones
They are a good value, least i can vouch for the 1980's produced models.
Mfg today, Msrp $918
This family rifles were produced in several calibers.
the Remington model 760 mfg 1952-1981
the model 760C 18.5" barreled carbine.
Chamberd in following calibers.
.222 Rem 1958-81
.223 Rem 1964-68
.224 Rem 1957-60
.280 Rem 1958-67
.257 Roberts 1954-61
.300 Savage 1952-60
.35 Rem 1952-67
the model 76 Sportsman mfg 1984-87 (30-06Spring only)was a low cast version of the model 7600 mfg 1981 to present day.
.223 Rem (7615)
6mm Rem (Disc 1985)
.280 Rem (Disc 2000)
.35 Whelen (Disc 1996)
Remington model 7615
Model 7615 Police Patrol Rifle, The Model 7615P comes in*.223 Remington*caliber, uses standard M16/AR15 style*STANAG magazines*and has a 16 1/2" barrel
Speaking of the different calibers I wish H&R Handi Rifle and the Rossi Tripple Play would produce a line of barrels in milsurp calibers like .380 acp, 9x18 and 9x19, 7.62x25 Tok
FN 5.7x28, .30 Carbine, 7.62x39, 5.45x39, 7.62x54R.
I had one in '06, my hunting bud still does.
Both shot just fine.
They were however older versions.
Triggers a little creepy.
Reportedly too much rearward pressure on the forend will make them not function. I dunno, never tried that.
I shot mine like normal, and had no problems. Was looking for a newer style (mid 80's) in .35 Rem for IN deer, but prices on them have gone stoopid.
Note: Remington has done limited distributor stuff, and non catalogued runs............so stuff different from the list another posted does exist, in factory form.
I had a blued fluted .22-250 700 VS.
And some PA distributor had a special run of 7600 in matte/synth in .35 Rem a few yrs back. Saw one on GB 2 yrs ago.......wasn't going to pay a grand for one!
I have owned two 760s and wish I still had them. Good rifles. If you shop around you can find used ones for less than that.
I have never seen a Remington pump or semi auto that was reliable. You can get new 760 with a composite stock for $600 and the Walnut stocks are $700 at Buds Gun shop. I haven't used gunwatcher to find the best deal. Save your money for a Browning BAR. You will have a better gun that holds it's value.
My 760 has been my go to for about 30 years. Very accurate, reliable, fast and in my opinion pretty. Mine is 30.06, I have 2 other 06s but I always use the 760.
I hear that the Remington autos are pretty iffy - but that the pump is very good.
I would think twice about buying anything new from Remington in this day and age though. - They ain't what they used to be.
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