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Old October 7, 2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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I need a hand please. Disassembly of a Remington 760.

I offered to clean up a friends rifle. It's a Remington 760 in .30-06. I've searched Youtube for a good video showing the process, but haven't found a really good one yet. I really want to avoid cleaning from the muzzle end. Any help? Even some written directions would be of help! Thanks in advance!
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Old October 7, 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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760/7600 !!!

Hope this helps and keep in mind that the 760 is not the 7600. This video is listed as the 7600 but when you get in, you will see that they correctly call it the 760. Pretty much the same. .....

Also, there are manuals showing on Ebay.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAeEsm-vqQw

Now then, I have worked with the 742 and 7400 as well as these and they have much in common. If you want to clean the barrel from the breech end, to the muzzle why not just insert your bare rod down the muzzle, to the breech, install your jag or brush, solvent and draw back out the muzzle.



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Old October 7, 2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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I would not recommend removing the barrel. If you use a pull through, you can clean from chamber to muzzle.
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Old October 7, 2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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Old October 8, 2013, 12:06 AM   #5
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Thank you to those who replied! I will not use a bore snake as I like patches and brush when dealing with heavy copper fouling, which is the case in this instance. Every time you pull a bore snake through, you're simply dragging the crap you just cleaned out on the previous pass. No thanks.

Pahoo, thank you for that video link. I will have to check that one out!
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Old October 8, 2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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I have the same conclusion on bore snake. I recommend otis. It is a pull through with brush and patches. I think it works even better than the traditional jag and patch pushed by a rod.

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Old October 8, 2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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so... are you having trouble removing the bolt ???

if it's like the 700, there is a small button at the front, top of the trigger guard, that when pushed in far enough, releases the bolt... if the 760 operates differently... please disregard...
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Old October 8, 2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Magnum Wheel Man, the Rem 760 series is a pump gun; totally different animal than a M700. That said, I agree with the others and would just use a pull through system like an Otis. I also dislike bore snakes for a variety of reasons.
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Old October 8, 2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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I think the main thing would be a short crooked or flexible rod to scrub out the chamber with.
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Old October 8, 2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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I've cleaned my 760 via the muzzle for years. As long as you are careful you won't hurt it. Mine still shoots as good as any bolt-action I've ever had.
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Old October 15, 2013, 08:54 AM   #11
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I've cleaned my 760 via the muzzle for years. As long as you are careful you won't hurt it.
Good advice. I will say that it is impossible to clean the Model 760 and similarly constructed rifles from the breech end in any way that is remotely practical without using a Bore Snake or doing as Pahoo suggested.
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Old October 17, 2013, 08:49 PM   #12
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I also recommend against removing the barrel for cleaning. But before considering use of a Bore Snake, I suggest a search for the many posts that begin "I broke my Bore Snake off in the barrel so what do I do....."

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Old October 18, 2013, 04:23 AM   #13
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Some cleaning rods come with a cone-shaped brass muzzle guard. The rod is inserted and the guard held snugly against the crown for both in and out strokes. I have one on at least one of my rods, but don't have any rifles to use it on, since they're all either bolt actions, or come apart for cleaning.
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Old October 18, 2013, 04:47 AM   #14
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OK, so you have some phobia about "bore snakes". There are PULL THROUGH cleaning devices which ARE'NT "bore snakes". I use OTIS but there are others. Using a muzzle protector is a good option. For larger calibers, a muzzle protector can be homemade from a smaller caliber cartridge case.
BTW concerning the broken bore snake scenario, I've pulled on those pretty darned hard w/o breaking one. I have to wonder what condition either the pull string or the bore was in or whether the snake was way oversized. Let's be rational about the use of snakes. I wouldn't use one constantly on a $500 match barrel but occasionally on a factory barrel-sure.
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Old October 18, 2013, 04:14 PM   #15
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Go to this website and you will see exactly what to do to be able to scrub a barrel from the muzzle all you want.

http://www.superiorbarrels.com/Bore%...e%20Guides.htm

I keep one of these on most of my 30 cal rods. Can also be used for 35 cal as well.
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Old October 18, 2013, 04:36 PM   #16
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Go to this website and you will see exactly what to do to be able to scrub a barrel from the muzzle all you want.

http://www.superiorbarrels.com/Bore%...e%20Guides.htm

I keep one of these on most of my 30 cal rods. Can also be used for 35 cal as well.
Agreed. Bore guides are easy to make from brass. Rather than drilling out the head, I cut the head of the cartridge off with a hacksaw. Easy-Peasy. My favorite bore guides for .30-cal barrels are made from .243 or .270 brass.
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Old October 18, 2013, 05:02 PM   #17
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My Pro Shot muzzle guard works on my M1, 'though it is a minor nuisance to keep it in place.
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Old October 19, 2013, 11:48 AM   #18
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If you don't have the right tools , you can do more harm than good , trying to remove the barrel ! I have been hunting with 760s for a lot of years , and cleaning from the muzzle a few times a year isn't going to hurt a thing . Wipe the rod off every time you withdraw it , so as not to make a grinding compound out of the dirt in the bore . The only time I remove the barrel is to polish the chamber , when extraction starts getting sticky !
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