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Old 06-05-2004, 12:56 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with these rifles??? I'm looking to buy one for hunting here inPA. They are a very attractive pump action rifle made in the early-mid '80s..Thanks
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Old 06-05-2004, 01:25 PM
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Like them better than the semi-auto versions....still have the same need to keep the chamber clean, but the pumps seem less prone to total foul ups than the semi-auto. Not a lot of primary extraction going on, so a clean cheamber is a good idea. One of the dog-leg nylon brissle brushes lets you get to the chamber through the ejection port.

Test fire slowl;y if you want to form a group...the barrels tend to "walk" the point of impact as they heat up. Not a problem on a hunting rifle...first two shots from a cold barrel are what count, the rounds fired after that are pretty much just area coverage as the game high tails it out of there. So sight it in by firing two rounds....let the rifle cool...and fire two more.
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All things considered, America has two rifle actions that are kind of unique to us....not that other places don't use them or have developed some of their own, but the US is more fixated on lever guns and pump guns that other areas of the world.
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Old 06-05-2004, 01:40 PM
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I love my 70s model 760. Only draw back is the noise that the slide action can make at an inopportune time and while moving.
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Old 06-05-2004, 05:04 PM
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The model 6 is a slightly upgraded version of the model 7600. Select walnut and so forth. BDL version of the model 760 preceded this rifle.

For some reason Remington dropped this model after only a couple thousand units. They are uncommon. For this reason alone you can expect some appreciation over more easliy found models.

All Remington slide actions are quite well made to last a couple lifetimes with minimal maintenance. I still hunt with a .243 Remington pump rifle that has toppled several dozen deer for me and my extended family.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:17 PM
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I've got a Six in 6mm Rem. {along with a couple 7600's in .35 Rem. & .35 Whelen} and like it a lot. Shoots under an inch @ 100. Don't see a lot of Six's for sale these days.
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Old 06-05-2004, 07:29 PM
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Chief Rid had it right...forgot about that rattle....you'll find creative ways of carry to cut down on the clacking sound when you need quiet. I just rubber banded the fore end to the barrel...psyc'ed up during a hunt, never noticed them flying off when I cycled the action.

Hunted mostly with a Savage 170 in .35rem...a "cheapie" but it worked well (and still had that dern rattle). Used a 760 (about the same as the model 6, but had multiple small locking lugs where the mod. 6 used fewer large locking lugs). Long after the fact of it's sale, it became kind of a collectors item as it was in .222...perhaps not the best choice in a pump gun (it's never going to be a varmint rifle in a traditional sense, and the .222 doesn't cut it as a gamerifle, so that caliber doesn't seem to be all that great a choice in a pump hunting rifle...but it sure did work well on called 'yotes), but for some reason the rariety of that caliber seems to set prices kind of high today.

If the example you are looking at is in a decnet big-game caliber, and priced "right", would be a good choice for hunting were game tends to be in motion (which is most woods hunting). Side by side, aimed fire, it's really so close to a semi-auto in aimed fire that its more a matter of the shooter than the action.
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:08 PM
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If you favor a pump action and the caliber is right for your game, the Mdl. 6 will do the job.

My father, now 80, shoots left-handed and has always favored pumps in .22 and shotgun. In the late '60s I bought a Mdl. 760 (Rem. pump) in 270 Win. He has been killing whitetails and antelope with it ever since. In my high school days I even took several groundhogs, too.

Dad is pretty haphazard about cleaning and preventive maintenance but he has never had a function problem with factory or handloads. Years ago the trigger pull got real hard. A gunsmith discovered that it was just all gummed up from lack of cleaning and oiling. Easily corrected by same.

That pump 270 is Dad's only deer rifle and it suits him to a "T". Who knows? maybe the Mdl. 6 will be the same for you.
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