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Old October 6, 2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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760 or 7600?

I'm in the market for a pump 30-06. I've found an older Remington 760 and the newer 7600.

Is one better than the other? I know they are very similar, but given the choice is there an advantage to one over the other?

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old October 7, 2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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Not much difference that I'm aware of. The 7600 is the updated 760. Both of them are classic hunting rifles. The ones I've seen are a lot more accurate than you might think. My .30-06 shoots MOA with good handloads.
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Old October 7, 2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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The one that's in the best shape! As stated both are similar. One year I had a guy ask me to sight his 760 in for deer hunting as he didn't have time. That thing was grouping under an inch at 100 yards! Kind of blew my mind.
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Old October 7, 2012, 11:39 PM   #4
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I have both a 760 carbine in 6mm & a 7600 in 270 Not much difference at all. But I do like the 22'' barrel better,both are great hunting rifles Good luck with your choice.
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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You'll find that the 7600 has a slightly improved magazine insertion/removal function. Otherwise the differences are internal. Both rifles are extremely popular here in the Keystone State!

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Old October 8, 2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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You'll find that the 7600 has a slightly improved magazine insertion/removal function.
The downside is that some of the newer 7600s were shipped with magazines that weren't "all steel". Those can be troublesome.
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Old October 8, 2012, 08:00 AM   #7
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I agree whith Doyle. The new magazines are trouble some . I have a 7600 in 35 whelen and I had extensive trial and error to get it to feed. I had the chamber polished and deburred. I also ended up having work on the feed ramp. I think it was the magazine all Along. If I had tried a old steel magazine I bet it would have worked.
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Old October 8, 2012, 09:57 AM   #8
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My go to rifle is a 760 carbine in 308.....Very accurate.....
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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i have a 760 in 300 sav. a great gun .
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Old October 8, 2012, 11:42 PM   #10
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You'll find that the 7600 has a slightly improved magazine insertion/removal function. Otherwise the differences are internal. Both rifles are extremely popular here in the Keystone State!

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I didn't think you could use semi-autos in Pennsylvania.
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Old October 9, 2012, 07:33 AM   #11
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You'll find that the 7600 has a slightly improved magazine insertion/removal function. Otherwise the differences are internal. Both rifles are extremely popular here in the Keystone State!

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I didn't think you could use semi-autos in Pennsylvania
760/7600 is a pump.
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:59 AM   #12
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Semi-auto's are long contra-indicated (banned) for deer hunting in PA - why pump (and lever) guns are so popular there.


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Old October 23, 2012, 11:53 AM   #13
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Really early Model 760 rifles (from the fifties) came with stocks having lower drops that are better suited for use with iron sights. Later Model 760s (and, of course, the Model 7600) were made with stocks having a higher comb, giving a better stock "weld" to eye relationship when using scopes. My Model 760 was made in the early fifties and I have a Williams FoolProof receiver sight mounted on it. It's a fast-moving set-up that has accounted for more than a couple of whitetails in heavy brush and Michigan cedar swamps over the past several decades.
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Old October 23, 2012, 01:52 PM   #14
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Later Model 760s (and, of course, the Model 7600) were made with stocks having a higher comb, giving a better stock "weld" to eye relationship when using scopes.
Also, the BDL versions have a raised cheekpad.
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Old October 24, 2012, 06:26 PM   #15
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I bought a 760 BDL back in 1980. I've kept it in great condition and have killed whitetail deer anywhere from 50yds out to about 275yds without any problems at all. Most deer dropped dead in their tracks using Federal 165grain boattail ammunition.
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