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Question by buckwoods. Uploaded on January 15, 2012
look into a remington 7600 in .30 - 06. almost identical caliber wise and vary reliable.i reccomend it
You can find a rem.7600 in .308 i'm sure
They do make them see above
The 7600 in 308 topped with a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x50 is what I take to the woods every year. It shoots very acceptable groups, it's not heavy, has a "floated" barrel, never has jammed and looks good too. My dad carried a 760 carbine in 30-06. I don't know which one of my sneaky relatives got away with it.
7600 is the way to go.
If you looking for multiple target acquisitioning, you will be better served with a Semiautomatic. The force used to cycle the action makes longer recovery time for the next shot.
Just this weekend I started looking at the Remington 7600 in .308 for my next purchase. I shoot right-handed and my wife shoots left-handed. It would be a great gun for us to share.
Clay, with accurate shooting I bet there is no practical difference in speed. Just do a web search and see what others are saying. It makes no difference as long as the gun can cycle faster than the shooter can get on target. Additionally, the semiauto is more prone to jams.
The Rem 7600 has been around for years and the 308 is a great caliber. In some parts of the country it is THE rifle to use.
Here's a previous post on the 7600 you may find interesting:
I'll take you up on that challenge!
Clay, there are some areas of the country/world where it's illegal to hunt with a semi-auto. When hunting in thick cover it's more about accurate shooting than it's about spraying lead. I've killed three pigs in less than 5 seconds with a bolt gun. Can't really say I would have been faster with a semi-auto or pump rifle because of the time to recover from recoil and to get the scope on another target. But to each their own.
I had a 760 in 6MM and it was almost bolt action accurate. There is no comparison between the pump and the semi. I wouldn't even consider the semi. Go with the pump .308. Great deer rifle.
Sarge, what do you think of the Remington 7600P, the police version pump rifle in .308 with 16.5 inch barrel and ghost ring sights? Do you know of any law enforcement officers that carry one in their patrol vehicles?
I don't know of anyone that carrys one for a patrol weapon. Everyone up my way carrys an AR type in either .223 or .308.
Sarge, thanks for the feedback. The literature said the main advantage is in it's similar function to the 870. I have a friend that hunts with an AR in .308 and it's a heavy carry up and down hills. The 7600 would be lighter.
Well I was a bit late on this post.: Everyone agrees: Remington 7600. And skip the .308 and go to 30.06. You have more horse power and a broader range of cartridges to chose from. My Old Betsy is a 7600 in .06 and she is responsible for more that one whitetail calling it quits.
I'm as big a .30-06 fan as the next guy, but I find it funny people saying go with the '06 instead of the .308. The .308 is just fine for anything in North America save for the big bears. The deer, black bear, elk and moose that have been killed with the .308 didn't really think it didn't have the power now did they? I don't even own a .308 but know its one of the best all around non-magnums out there.
I can clear a semi or fullauto faster than you can clear that pump. Actually, there is no difference of operating the bolt, one is gas powered while the other is manually manipulated.
Yes, there are a many bolt gun shooters including myself who can fire as quickly if not faster than those with autos and pumps chambered in "RIFLE" cartridges.
Out of all the thousands of rounds shooting M1 Garands, M1A and M14, never had a problem.
Take care of your equipment and it should and will function properly.
they do make a 308.
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