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Old January 6, 2013, 10:35 AM   #26
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I had eyed up that very same 7600P carbine many times as a candidate for a 358 conversion. What held me back is that it doesn't have a high-comb stock like the normal 7600's for nice eye-to-scope alignment, and also that 16.5" barrel.

One of my favorite rifles for deer hunting is an early-fifties made Remington Model 760, chambered in 30-06 Springfield. I prefer the older model 760s to the newer ones precisely because they weren't made with "high-comb" stocks; the older ones with their low comb drops being best-suited for use with iron sights. A model 760, fitted with a receiver sight like the Williams FoolProof I've had on mine for the past fifty decades, is one speedy and handy rifle to mount, point, get a good sight picture and shoot, especially when hunting in places like the Michigan cedar swamps I find myself in. And there's nothing much faster if a second shot is called for than a Remington pump rifle. They make lever-action rifles like my Savage model 99 and Winchester models 1886 and 94, look positively slow in comparison.
Because I like bigger calibers for "woods" rifles, I've given thought to having my 30-06 model 760 rebored to .35 Whelen-but I've pretty much given up on the idea because I doubt it'd be worth the time, effort and expense in a practical sense.
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Old January 7, 2013, 09:34 PM   #27
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You don't have to put up with a click when you cock the BLR. You need more practice at cocking the hammer. You need to practice with an empty gun, by pulling the hammer back slowly while holding the trigger back, as the hammer goes all of the way back, let off of the trigger and easy the hammer down on full cock. No noise at all. This works with nearly all hammer guns, and especially the BLR.

It also helps to cut the shooting hand thumb out of your glove. The BLR is also a very safe gun, and can and should be carried with the hammer all of the way down not on the halfcock notch, don't do this on a Winchester or Marlin, but it was taught that way on the older BLR 81 shooting manuals. The BLR has an enertia firing pin, and you can easy the hammer all of the way down and hit it with a ball-pen and it won't fire. This makes the gun very safe as no safety can be wiped off, and leave the gun ready to fire.

The newer folding hammer models was a fix for a problem that didn't exist, just a stupid lawyer thing, again, like the cross bolt safety winchesters, etc.
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