Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

Old 11-25-2003, 08:55 PM
  #11  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 27,585
Default [Deleted]

[Deleted by Admins]
Deleted User is offline  
Old 11-25-2003, 11:50 PM
  #12  
Giant Nontypical
 
skeeter 7MM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Posts: 6,921
Default RE: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

I started with a 308 win in a 7600, also have owned 3006 and 270 in the rem 7600, all were reliable and good hunting rifles. I personally prefer a bolt now and know my accuracy has improved from my pump days but can' t say that is due to the bolt or just more range time. BTW I am southpaw as well and use lh bolts[8D]. One thing I will say is follow up shots on pumps, semis and levers are quicker than bolts and this can lead to skewing the accuracy or field results somewhat, I found that if a follow up shot is required I take more time with a bolt vs when I used a pump (again that is just my experience, I had far more one shot kills with both offerings and believe your first shot is usual the best shot anyway).
skeeter 7MM is offline  
Old 11-26-2003, 02:36 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: dedham massachusetts USA
Posts: 1,361
Default RE: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

i liked my rem 7600 pumps. the only downfall was that when the pump when closed to shoot the forearm was a little to far for me to feel comfortable. i would have to hold the area right where the mag is.
i have owned a rem 7600 in 280rem, and (2) in 308win. one of the 308win had a williams peep sight on it. the other one had a VariX-II 3-9X40mm on here. using 150gr. win power points and the P.M.C. eldorado X-bullets i would get from 1 3/4 " to 2.5" at 100yds.
my rem 7600 chambered in 280rem had peep sights on her, she had great accuracy out to 250yds.
i think they are the best " workhorse " gun to leave in a truck. never had any jamns even in the maine weather where it gets real cold and rain and sleet is common during the rifle season.
if you are gonna get one i would say go with the one with the wooden stocks. the ones in matte finish and synthetic stocks. seem to have problems in the after season to get a light dusting of rust on it.
but i think it is a fine gun. but the trigger assmebly is made from white metal if you don' t lik that kind of thing.
also the newer ones have that stupid locking mechanism on the trigger and if it is locked and you loose both of those keys you will never be able to shoot the gun.
if you find a Browning pump rifle chambered in 30-06sprg and 270win. i woud opt for them. they are a fine gun and the forearm is closer for people who have a limited arm length.

good luck and let us know what you ened up doing..
Quilly is offline  
Old 11-26-2003, 02:38 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: dedham massachusetts USA
Posts: 1,361
Default RE: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

i am still looking for one chambered in the 35whelen or 35rem.
Quilly is offline  
Old 11-26-2003, 05:09 AM
  #15  
Giant Nontypical
 
eldeguello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Texas - BUT NOW in Madison County, NY
Posts: 6,270
Default RE: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

I have seen a number of the REM 760-series pumps that' d shoot close to 1 MOA. The carbine types in .308 with stiff 18.5" barrels seem especially accurate. The .308 is also a very effective deer round!!
eldeguello is offline  
Old 11-26-2003, 06:51 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 690
Default RE: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

The Pumps are certainly accurate enough to hunt with, thousands of dead deer to prove it. I' m sure there are some out there that will shoot sub MOA.

But, if they were just as accurate as any bolt like some are saying, then why don' t you see ANY pumps at a benchrest competition?

Get one for your nephew, that' s what he wants, so get it for him. You' ll be his favorite uncle
mainehunt is offline  
Old 11-26-2003, 07:27 AM
  #17  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 287
Default RE: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?

Thanks for the help. I will order the 7600.
bigbuck270 is offline  
Old 08-09-2015, 07:21 PM
  #18  
Boone & Crockett
 
bronko22000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 12,753
Default

My friend has 2 Rem 760s in additon to other rifles. Both are extremely accurate (30-06) and most of the time you can cover 5 shots with a quarter at 100 yds. Plenty accurate in my book. The only draw back I have with them is they are pretty hefty to carry around all day.
bronko22000 is offline  
Old 08-09-2015, 08:03 PM
  #19  
Nontypical Buck
 
Nomercy448's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,913
Default

Originally Posted by bronko22000
My friend has 2 Rem 760s in additon to other rifles. Both are extremely accurate (30-06) and most of the time you can cover 5 shots with a quarter at 100 yds. Plenty accurate in my book. The only draw back I have with them is they are pretty hefty to carry around all day.
Not like you to be necroposting on one like this, eh amigo? Slow day today? :-)
Nomercy448 is offline  
Old 08-09-2015, 08:38 PM
  #20  
Nontypical Buck
 
super_hunt54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,695
Default

I'm thinking he brought out the back hoe to dig this one up. Sheesh
super_hunt54 is offline  

Quick Reply: Accuracy and reliability of pumps?


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.