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Old 12-17-2003, 07:42 PM
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Sorry about the tone Frizz. Long day at work didn't feel like taking any crap. I will look into it. It's just that some folks come off a little high and mighty sometimes (not that you did, that was my fault) you just want an honest opinion. I guess choosing a gun is a pretty sensitive topic, maybe more so than choosing a wife. And in some cases I guess a good gun will last longer! Anyway thanks for the input. Gary
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:56 PM
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Trailer thanks for the thread. Good info. Guess I couldn't go wrong with the BAR. Just want something that will last and not give me too much trouble.
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:46 PM
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Gray10 do yourself a favor and stay away from these Remington "Jam-masters" There has been a few topics about these Remington's being either a 740,742 or 7400. I HAD a couple 742's over the years. Believe me they weren't anything to write home about.If you can afford to buy one spend the extra cash and buy the Browning BAR.You won't regret it.If taken care of the BAR will last you a lifetime.Top it with a good scope and you'll be set.I won't mention the Remington 710. It's a soft spot amonst many.
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Old 12-18-2003, 04:17 PM
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I have always been a Remington guy but of the three people that I know of that have them all have problems with jamming and one if it did not jam the action did not close all the way and would have to push it closed to fire.
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Old 12-18-2003, 04:23 PM
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Now easy guys. Its a great gun

By the way if interested I will sell ya one. I can guantee it won't jam. Thats one thing.

Ok to be honest, it really doesn't jam, mine anyway. But with 7400's there is a forearm screw that messes with your POI. This is the reason I don't like this gun. But this gun has killed more deer than you could put in a railroad car. Depending on how tight you tighten this screw depends on you POI. It can vary a wopping 8" at 100 yards. With 54gr of IMR 4350, and an Sierra 130gr gameking, I get 1.5" groups very consistently at 100 yards. Funny thing is this gun works great using the irons. The POI thing seems to be limited to scope use. I think its due to the sights are attached to the barrel and a scope to the action.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 06:58 PM
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Guess I've heard enough about the 7400s. Best investment seems to be the BAR. Thanks fellas.
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Old 12-20-2003, 06:53 PM
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Another thumbs up for the Browning BAR! I have one in .308 and get bolt action accuracy and dependability. It is not significanty more than the remmy but does better on all counts. You wont be unhappy with it.
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Old 12-20-2003, 07:22 PM
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I have owned a bar and while accuracy was decent it was not as good as my bolt actions.In spite of being properly cared for it did jam once on a cold wet day.As a result it was sold to a new owner for whom it also jammed.
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Old 12-20-2003, 07:51 PM
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Might just stick with bolt actions for accuracy and dependability issues. Now does anyone know if you can get a left handed Howa? I hunt the thick stuff and generally only take a second shot if the animal is down but not out.
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Old 12-20-2003, 11:27 PM
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I have a Rem 7400 in 270 that I bought in 1991. It was my first high power rifle. I have put many rounds throught it. It has only jammed one session and this was because of the loads being to light. It will with myself shooting group at around 1 to 1 1/2 MOA. 42 grs of IMR4064 and a 150 gr Hornady bullet would not operare the action on this rifle but 46grs of IMR4064 and the 150gr Hornady bullet was just dandy. If you shot this rifle at a deer and missed I will gaurantee you it was your fault and not the rifles. This past summer it has started to not feed the last cartridge and upon close inspection I have found that the magazine has gotten bent a small amount. I have tried to straighten this but it sometimes still fails to load the last round. Time for a new mag.
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