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REM 7400 ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by southjblue, Nov 21, 2010.

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  1. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    Need info if you can keep action open when unloaded and no clip installed in the REM 7400 auto? I have two and there is no way I can figure out to keep action open when not in use---Most people like to see an open action to have confidence gun is not loaded---Thanks---Dan---
     
  2. g7777777

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    I dont think so-without aftermarket accessory

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. yjwinchester

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    l've owned them & nope you're out of luck.....that's why l now own a browning bar safari....far superior rifle!!! Like night & day! Cheers
     
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    Stick a empty hull sideways in the loading port and close the bolt on it to leave it partially open.
    That is what is taught in Ia. DNR hunter saftey classes.
     
  5. frostyman

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    The bolt is only held open by the clip. Remove the clip and the bolt shuts.
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

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    A fired 12 gauge hull works nicely or you can buy a chamber flag from Midway or places like that.
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    Remington's auto rifle was not their best design. Among other things, the bolt beats the magazine to death. It is the bolt catch. I recommend the pump gun mag for them. The gun will not stay open after the last shot, but lasts longer.

    I repaired a trainload of them when performing warranty service and repair for Remington.

    PM your address and I will send you a chamber flag, gratis.
     
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    740/7400 not so good. 760/7600 good.
     
  9. southjblue

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    Thanks to all for your help and info---The Rem 7400 that I have is very accurate from 50 out to 150yds for the deer hunting that I do---Never had a shot over 150yds and most are 75yds and less---The gun has never jammed nor have I ever had any problem with it---It only cost me $300.00---So far it has taken 7 nice bucks---I just hate the action since you have to load by putting in the clip and releasing a shell into the chamber then take out the clip and put another shell in it---and the bolt won't stay open when not in use---I now know that the BAR and the AR-15 will do it all but I think they will run around $1000.00 and up---From what I hear on this thread the Rem7400 is nxt to worthless so I guess I'll have to live with what I have---I'll use the 12ga empty to keep the action open when carrying unloaded---Again---Thanks to all.

    MYSTIC
     
  10. g7777777

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    Actually only the more recent BARs stay open after the last shot

    Its all about what the consumer wanted or wanted to pay for at that time

    The reason ARs stay open is that they were designed that way so you could easily see it was empty and reload immediately

    An aside- those remington autos and pumps have killed a lot of game and a lot of it has been deer- so dont put that 7400 down-

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you have a good functioning, accurate 7400, then stick with it. Plenty do work.

    Plenty have been less than reliable as well. If you get one of those, trade it off.
     
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