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Old February 2, 2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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Remington 7600 Police .308

Local store has these for sale looking to buy one...

Any one have one? Are they any good, previous experiences good, bad indifferent. Having trouble finding valid information on these any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Old February 2, 2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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I've owned one for almost a year now Mines is the folding stock & its not very comfortable on the cheek weld but rifle handles pretty good.No problems at all with feed or extraction.with box ammo it shoots a 1.5 group @ 100yds. regular.I also have a couple other 7600s & the police is on par with them. the stock & the trigger are the hold back both could stand some work.All in all theyre pretty good guns fast & reliable.
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Old February 2, 2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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Dependable , accurate , and solid !
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Old February 2, 2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Anyone have pictures of theirs?
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Old February 3, 2012, 03:04 AM   #5
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patrol rifle

I think a short handy pump carbine would make a dandy patrol rifle and is a concept Rem should have exploited years ago.

Controls (some anyhow) in common with the ever popular 870 shotgun, recoil in .223 less than the shotgun, in .308, losts of armor defeating punch.

LAPD would have loved to have halfadozen of them in the hands of officers responding to the N. Hollywood incident.

Make a dandy deer rifle too!
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Old February 3, 2012, 03:36 AM   #6
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Can't speak of the police model but the civilian model is fine.

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1989 vintage.

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Old February 3, 2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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I wonder why the Gamemaster never caught on with police. They sure love the 870 12 Gauge and the fire controls and (other than the magazine) operation are nearly identical between the two.

In 1980 I did a bit of shooting at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy (FLETC) in Brunswick, George. The US Border Patrol Agents there used the Gamemaster in 308 Winchester as a duty rifle, but they are the only LEOs that I've ever seen using the weapon.
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Old February 3, 2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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I wonder why the Gamemaster never caught on with police.
I'll tell you why. I bought one and started playing with it, bought a couple of extra mags and got permission to qualify with it. The magazine system is "twitchy" and you can't slam a mag home and go down the course like you can with an M14 or an AR. I got about halfway through the course and missed a mag change, caused me to get behind the moving line and the rangemaster shut me down. Fair enough. I couldn't keep up with the line, so I had to drop out.

I went back to the truck, got my AR and qualified easily with the next firing order. My 760 got promoted to hunting duty where it shines. I like the rifle a lot, it's durable, accurate and controllable, but that darn mag change system is the downfall of the rifle.

One of these days I'm going to find one of those 7615Ps they made, the .223 that used AR mags. I'll outfit it as a patrol rifle and qualify with it.
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Old February 3, 2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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maybe

I know for a brief period of time, the 760 carbine was listed as the 'duty rifle" for the Nat. Park service, in cal. .308. Late 70's. I never saw one.

I was also at FLETC in the 80's when the Border Patrol shot 760 ( and plastic ammo).

The other day I ran into a chap, retired FBI, who claimed they had 760's for a while.

But these were all basically sporting rifles. Glossy stocks, 5 rd mags, etc.

Rems a it late with a business like, LE purposed pump rifle, but it's still a good idea.
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Old February 4, 2012, 12:15 AM   #10
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I inherited my fathers 760 BDL gamemaster in 30-06. He won it in a raffle in 1968. For many years he used it for hunting and it served him well. I take it out to the range occasionally and it still performs flawlessly.
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Old February 4, 2012, 01:40 AM   #11
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Ha ha! Plastic ammo. You are spot on Bamaranger. I think that I still have a few of them in my littleodd ball cartridge collection.

For those wondering, the 7.62 X 51 blue-semi-transparent plastic cased ammo with a plastic bullet was shot at 25 yards. The base of the case was brass and held the primer and provided purchase for the rifle's extractor.

The plastic ammo would not have functioned an autoloader, but in the Gamemasters it did well within its limited range parameter for training purposes. Shooting it was kind of like taking a shower in a rain coat.
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Old February 4, 2012, 08:09 AM   #12
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There were articles written in the 80's/90's about the harmonics of the short, stiff carbine barrels, and that they were inherently more accurate than the longer barrels in the 7400/7600...

Can't speak to the .308 7600, but I have found that the 7400 carbines in .30-06 were startlingly accurate...

I shot next to bolt guys that I could match group for group...

Buy it...
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