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I'm considering purchasing a Remington 760 or 7600 in .30-06. I've heard some guys says the older 760's were made better than the 7600's and then I also heard the 7600 is made of bettetr materials, etc.... What are your opinions?
 

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Both are winners. I have a 760, in 30-06, and its a tack driver. Me, my family & friends have killed a ton of deer with it from Washington State to Pennsylvania. If it were me, buying one today, I'd buy a new 7600 and go hunting.
 

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I enjoy hunting(when I get to hunt that is...)with my Dad's M-760, 30/06. I have no idea when he bought it. It's been part of my life as far back as I can remember. Dad had a lot of cast bullet loads made up for the '06, and they were the first rounds I ever fired from a centerfire rifle. I was just a kid, Eisenhower was President.Dad would take me shooting out in the wilds of Western Broward County Fla. Things were good. I've found it to be an EXCELLENT shooter for Deer sized game. There's no way to estimate how mant rounds have gone through that rifle over the years. We had a full wooden crate of 30 caliber M1 ball ammo (corrosive)we used to shoot. The bore on Dad's old 760 is a little rough, but darned if it doesn't still shoot REAL WELL. Don't know anything about the 7600, but I'd not hesitate for a second to buy a good used 760.
 

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Thanks to all for the comments. Sounds like the 7600 isn't inferior to the 760.
 

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I have had a 760 carbine since 1972. If I do my part the gun will do his. With the 18 1/2 barrel, no problem in the thickest woods.
 

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There also was a nicer version of the 7600 called the Model Six. It had nicer wood with a gloss finish on a Monte Carlo stock, nicer bluing and the head of the cartridge for which it was chambered imbedded in the bottom of the receiver. Basically, it was a prettier 7600 but its higher cost kept it from selling as well as Remington would have liked, so it was discontinued after just a few years.

As yet, they don't bring very much more money than a 7600 if they are in .270, .308 or .30-06 but the other two calibers, .243 and 6mm, are a different story because so many fewer of them were made. In fact, only 300 6mms are known to have been produced and really nice ones fetch LOTS of money. I know where there is one that is new in its box and carries a price tag of $1,200. That's over my pay grade but as the years pass, that number sounds more and more reasonable. I paid $540 for a really nice .243 a few years ago and have been told recently that by today's standards, I stole it.

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I'm looking at a EX to EX+ condition with the satin walnut MC stock. It's in .30-06 which I'm sure is the most common but it can be had for $ 350-400.00
 

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Ajax i have 2 in 35 Whelan the best pump
Guns i own, i also have them in 06, 270 and
243 . I personal have never shot a bolt
action gun at deer in PA. The only thing
i recommend is a Timney trigger job, buy
the kit and it is a easy install.

Steve
 

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I have one, it started out as a 30/06 and Bob West from Eugene Or. did the work for me in 1976.

I've shot quite a few elk with it. With a look through mount and a mini 6 power setting on top. 250 grains around 2500fps, I have never lost one.

I had heard Remington started chambering for the 35 later, but was not sure.

Thanks,

Ajax
 

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I seem to recall an infamous ex-army guy who demonstrated proficiency with a Redfield-scoped 760 GameMaster in 30-06. His name escapes me.

-Gary
 

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I have two. My favorite is a 760 in 30-06. I ran the serial number through Remington website and it fell in the block from 1950-52, the first years of manufacture. I have a Tasco 3-9x40 scope and have harvested many deer. longest shot was 470 yards.

I also have a newer 760 (1979) in .243 Win. Many deer have fallen to it also. I have passed it down to my oldest son who took a couple fat does with it last year.

I had always heard the 760 refered to as the "Amish Automatic"

Great guns.
 
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