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#3145414 - 01/30/13 10:33 AM Remington 760
bjohnson
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Never had one or even fired one. But I have stumbled on one in .35 whelen and for the price, I don't think I can pass it up. Just looking for somebody that has or has had one to share their thoughts on the rifle.
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#3145496 - 01/30/13 11:34 AM Re: Remington 760 [Re: bjohnson]
EastTNHunter
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I love my .30-06 Rem 760, as it is accurate and handles well. Many consider the 760 in 35 Rem the ultimate poor man's thummper. I would love to have one some day. If you take your time and treat them right, a 760 will shoot as accurately as many bolt actions when using handloads. If I had the funds and found one at a reasonable price, there is no way that I would pass one up!

BTW, you can do a $20 trigger job on them that brings the pull down to about 2.5lb. It is as simple as swapping out a spring.

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#3145640 - 01/30/13 01:13 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Where can I get the spring? Its a .35 Whelen not remington. Anyone got some load data?
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#3145966 - 01/30/13 04:59 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: bjohnson]
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I meant Whelen, not Rem, sorry for the confusion. I would much rather have the .30-06 based Whelen any day of the week. I will have to track down where I got my spring from. It may be tomorrow before I can do that.
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#3145974 - 01/30/13 05:03 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: bjohnson]
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 Originally Posted By: bjohnson
Never had one or even fired one. But I have stumbled on one in .35 whelen and for the price, I don't think I can pass it up. Just looking for somebody that has or has had one to share their thoughts on the rifle.

What's the price. I have one in 30:06 that was made in 1963. It is a great gun. Don't expect to shoot MOA but it is accurate enough for any deer. If it is under $400 I would buy, especially in the .35 Whelen.

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#3146040 - 01/30/13 06:03 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: TNRifleman]
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They want 250 for it but I just looked at it and it was originally a .35 remington but rechambered for .35 whelen. I'm kind of iffy about it now. Would the mags work for the whelen?
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#3146065 - 01/30/13 06:20 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: bjohnson]
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I got a 760 in 308...love it.
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#3146260 - 01/30/13 08:33 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: Roost 1]
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My 760 will shoot MOA. I consistently get sub 1" groups out of the ugly old gun with Hornady 165gr SP/IL over 57gr of IMR4350. IF you were to look at the gun you would never believe it, but looks can be deceiving. Remington originally marketed it as a target gun before renaming it the "Woodsmaster" and marketing it to hunters.

This is the link for the Patriot trigger spring:

http://www.barnesgunparts.com/remington-7400-7600-760-740-.html

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#3146263 - 01/30/13 08:34 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: bjohnson]
EastTNHunter
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 Originally Posted By: bjohnson
They want 250 for it but I just looked at it and it was originally a .35 remington but rechambered for .35 whelen. I'm kind of iffy about it now. Would the mags work for the whelen?


I dunno about this. I would definitely try it out with some .35 Whelen ammo before buying it.

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#3146280 - 01/30/13 08:45 PM Re: Remington 760 [Re: EastTNHunter]
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The 760 is a fine weapon. I bought a 30-06 carbine model made in 1960 here on the classifieds. I was amazed with the way it shot off the bench. It will shoot with any model 700 I own.
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