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Old September 14, 2006, 01:39 AM   #1
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Remington 750 Woodsmaster

has anybody heard anything about the new remington 750 woodsmaster? quality? accuracy? reliability? durability? its supposed to replace the 7400 autoloader and solve all of the problems the 7400 had.

http://www.remington.com/products/fi...oodsmaster.asp
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Old September 14, 2006, 08:25 AM   #2
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I don't understand what the acutal differences are. IMO it's simply a way to make people pay more for the same gun. The 7400 is no longer being manufactured in wood stocks, you now have to buy a 750 at increased price to get wood stocks. Bit fish IMO. Only major difference I can see is the molding of the front stock is more erganomic, oh and comes with swivel studs for a sling.
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Old September 14, 2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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well the 750 is supposed to be able to handle high powered rounds where the 7400 would screw up all the time. its not supposed to be just looks that are different
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Old September 14, 2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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My 7400 shot great, I never had a malfunction shooting it. The problem I had was keeping the scope zeroed in. I tried a Bushnell, a Simmons and a Leupold but none of them would hold zero...I finally sold it and bought a Remington 700VLS in .308....
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Old September 14, 2006, 05:46 PM   #5
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can't vote; dunno yet

but it's supposed to have an improved gas system for reliability, and a more-dropped comb, for a better cheekweld / sight pic.
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Old September 14, 2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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That is one ugly rifle.

Looks like a winchester 1300 shotgun that needs to eat a sandwich. Skinny, lumpy, and a dull finish... no thanks.
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Old September 14, 2006, 09:54 PM   #7
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The 750 has improved ammo-feed reliability.

-- Field and Stream


The Model 7400 semi-auto has been cashiered in favor of the new Model 750 Woodsmaster. The autoloader offers an improved gas system, redesigned fore-end and a new stock design. Its magazine box is interchangeable with the Model 7400's. Available in rifle and carbine configurations, the Model 750 is chambered to .243, .308, .270 Win., .30-06 and .35 Whelen.

-- Petersen's Hunting
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Old September 15, 2006, 06:53 PM   #8
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i wonder if the 750 will have problems holding zero with the scopes? what does everyone think about the 7400?
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Old September 16, 2006, 11:54 AM   #9
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i'd save for a few more weeks and get the BAR, much better rifle for a few more dollars.
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Old September 16, 2006, 12:35 PM   #10
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Do they make the 10 rd mags for the 750?
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Old September 16, 2006, 01:56 PM   #11
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Yes, they make the 10 round mags - same ones work as they do in a 7400. BAR doesn't come in .35 Whelen. I don't find it ugly at all - personal choice. Still want one.
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Old September 16, 2006, 03:18 PM   #12
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I'd like one also.
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Old September 16, 2006, 04:16 PM   #13
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I like it.

.35 Whelen Carbine.

http://www.remington.com/products/fi...ster_specs.asp
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Old September 16, 2006, 06:53 PM   #14
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Don't recomend buying one for any high capacity semi type stuff. I bought a brand new 7400 last november, then bought two all steel Triple - k magazines, 10round. They are terrible to use, never feed properly, need to sand them more to get them to load properly. One note, the 7600,7400, 750 magazines are all inerchangeable to be honest, have two model 760's and the 7400. The only difference is the 7400 has a build in last shot hold open while 7600 mag's dont as they are pumps. My opinion is it makes a great brush gun, that's what it's designed for(carbine's, .35 wheln, "woodsmaster").
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Old September 16, 2006, 07:23 PM   #15
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browning origin?

does anyone know the country that browning firearms are made?
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Old September 16, 2006, 07:30 PM   #16
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Most Brownings (if not all) are made in the Miroku plant in Japan, IINM. But there may be some made in Belgium or the U.S.A. You're asking about Brownings, not Remingtons, right?
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Old September 16, 2006, 07:50 PM   #17
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As I remember, Belgium grade BAR's are not fully made and assembled in Belgium, nor have they been for years. The parts are being farmed out to other countries for assembly, and also produce in other countries. To find a "true" Belgium grade Browning today in clean condition is not easy. And they are pricey.
That being said, with the price of a Remington 750 ($769) and a Browning BAR relatively close ($889), I'd put my money on a Browning.

W02054 BROWNING BAR Mark II Lightweight 30-06 cal. 20" with sights, WALNUT STOCKS, New in Carton, $889.00
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Old September 16, 2006, 08:26 PM   #18
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ya see thats exactly what i was thinkin! thats y i didnt get a winchester 1300 i got an 870 instead! remingtons are made in the us so im thinkin thats what im goin for. The Fine Gun Room at Bass Pro Shops quoted me a price of 928.55 (that includes tax) for the 750 Woodsmaster and a Red Head Epic Scope and Leupold rings and they are going to mount it and boresight it. I'm also going to get my initials engraved on it at 10 bucks a letter. The gun alone is 649.99
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Old September 16, 2006, 09:14 PM   #19
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Mine is assembled in Portugal. I have no complaints about it.

Go to the Greaybeard forums and read the Autoloader section. There are lots of unhappy Rem 750 owners posting there. Gee, they jam, just like the 740, then the 7400, then the 74, and the model 4 imagine that. Let me guess, the next "improved" model will be designated the 7500.

Last edited by Big-Foot; September 16, 2006 at 09:21 PM. Reason: Forgot about the 742
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Old September 16, 2006, 10:39 PM   #20
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well **** big foot that is disturbing. the browning is lookin better all the time. what about a beretta or benelli autoloader? which semiauto rifle would you have if you could have any? guns are so damn american they should be made in america
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Old September 17, 2006, 09:27 PM   #21
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i dont get these poll numbers! the people voting like it. and the people writing are either eh or hate it.
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Old September 17, 2006, 10:12 PM   #22
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Well a sample of eight isn't very scientific.
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Old September 18, 2006, 04:28 PM   #23
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Remington model 750 Woodsmaster

Please do not waiste your money. I bought one in the .270 caliber brought it to the range and it jammed on my third shot. They obviously did not improve a thing. I should have listened to the guy who told me not to buy one and go with the BAR because he was absolutely correct.
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Old September 18, 2006, 04:43 PM   #24
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Go to the Greaybeard forums and read the Autoloader section. There are lots of unhappy Rem 750 owners posting there. Gee, they jam, just like the 740, then the 7400, then the 74, and the model 4 imagine that.
Hmm, well this is an interesting development indeed....
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Old September 18, 2006, 11:07 PM   #25
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Considering that we used to sell tons of 740's and 7400's and we would never get a CLEAN one back for service, I wonder who all these so called experts are.

You do not sell over a million of a rifle that suck that bad. Remington sold a million 7400's, keep them clean, use factory mags, and use factory or factory equivalent ammo, and they work just find. If you use low power handloads, or try to shoot mongo handloads in them, they will not cycle properly. We found 99% of the troubles were traced to rifles being incredibly dirty. Clean and lubed rifles always worked.

My old shop has sold several 750's and they have never had one come back. This is a design that remington has really had the time to iron out the details.
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