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Opinions on pump 30/06 ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sweetbeard, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I am thinking about picking a 30/06 up for hunting. I have a line on a remington pump action and a bolt action.

    Anyone use a pump action rifle?
  2. Hotwheelz

    Hotwheelz Pierce County Member

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    The pumps are great easy to stay on target for quick follow up shots I had a remington 7600 in 30-06 worked flawlessly it wouldnt hesitate to get another 1:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I like the 7400 (semi Auto) but I have lots of friends that hunt with the 7600 with great success.
  4. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    My dad hunts with a pump remington 06, he love is.
  5. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    I dont have any firearms either, but i did have a rem 30.06 pump and it was great.
  6. Inspector

    Inspector Washington State Member

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    Nothing wrong with a pump for hunting... I prefer a bolt gun for accuracy at the range but a pump will do the job on a deer or elk just the same plus has the quicker action but costs less than an auto.
  7. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    I've got my Dad's old 760 pump '06. Took it deer hunting for the first time with it. While I will still hunt with it in the coming years I learned a valuable lesson with it. I found a V-rest in a tree where I laid the gun in for a steady rest. I took my first shots at the deer and had to get out of the rest every time to load another round; yes it took me three shots. Anyhow, I discovered that I would rather have a bolt gun while in a rest or on a bipod.
  8. tj3006

    tj3006 portland ore Member

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    I had a remington 760 pump in .308 years ago.
    It was a good rifle. But If you plan to reload your own ammo a bolt is preferable.
    Also in a pump you might want to avoid the light magnum type loads , not for safty reasons so much as the case might expand and cause your pump to stick. The remington pumps are often very acurate. But in general a bolt will be more so.

  9. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Had an early 60s Remington pump, but not for long. Recall zeroing it
    in, was painfull due to the stock configuration. At that time two
    were available, rifle and carbine. I had the shorter barreled one.
    Accuracy was OK for hunting, but bolt is so much better that I
    never went back. Nothing wrong with them, as they have been
    made a long time. Just not user friendly for me, and can't see an
    advantage unless you like them, and are a great buy, I perfer a bolt.
  10. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    3 thoughts on the pump -

    If you buy the Remington 760/7600 and have an 870 the operation are similar.

    If you load make sure your sizing is right... or safely chamber check your rounds prior o going to the field.

    Take time in the zero process. Lots of them have light barrels and tend to string if they get hot. In my experience.