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FRUSTRATED-model 760 rem pump.270

I have a Remington .270 pump 760 I purchased used from Cabela's & can't get it to group at all. my brother,nephew & son all tried also with same results spraying everywhere.
I purchased a brand new buckmaster 3-9 BDC scope at same time. using Remington core-loct in a 150 gr. Took the gun back to Cabela's and told them about the problem they checked the scope & mounts and said is was all good to try a diffent ammo or lighter gr and said that is a common problem with the pump action rifles which I found hard to beleive and the salesman stated that's why you should never buy used firearms! because it was used there was a no return policy. they bore sighted it I tried different loads but same results cant get it to group at all cant even stay on a 8" pie plate at 60 yds.
Has anyone else had this problem or help me out. would appreciate any input suggestions.
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Re: FRUSTRATED-model 760 rem pump.270

Wow! I would have to think it is in the scope itself. I bought a new weaver a few years ago for the top of a 7600 30-06 and I had that problem. I sent the scope back, got a new one, and never had another problem.

Sometimes there are components on the inside of a scope that get loose and allow the crosshairs to move around some. Send the scope back!

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Re: FRUSTRATED-model 760 rem pump.270

I tend to think a scope problem also or a stock to barrel fit too tight or too loose.
Too bad they don't have returns on used guns I can return a used gun at my LGS if I have problems with it.
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Re: FRUSTRATED-model 760 rem pump.270

How used is it? Corncob foregrip? That could be a 50+ y/o gun. Maybe had a lot of lead through it in the past. How does the rifling look?

Try shooting with open sights off the bench @ 50 yards. See if it will group that way. If not, then I would suspect the rifling is shot out.

If it groups with open sights on a bench, then either a mount is not tight or the scope is Fubar.

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Switch scopes, there will lie your issue. The older guns were much better made than the newer. Not many, but a few times I have had a scope that was junk out of the box, even a high end one once. It takes about 2000 rounds to begin excessive bore wear on a 270. The odds are poor it was ever fired that much.

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The very first thing I would do is clean the bore. Not Hoppes....get it scrubbed out with a good copper solvent. After that blue-green mess is done check the mounts, rings(or do it while the solvent soaks in between brushing/swabbing). Oh, check the crown too....I've seen bad crowns on milsurp rifles give poor accuracy like you describe and an inexpensive truing made worlds of difference.

I doubt it's a brand new Nikon causing the problems, but it does happen. Nikon will replace it if that's the issue.

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I agree with Jason.The first thing I would do is clean all the copper out.Then I'd put a different scope on just to try.If that didn't work,I'd have it re-crowned.My guess would be a bad scope.
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Re: FRUSTRATED-model 760 rem pump.270

Years ago I had same problem. 7600 - 280 also have a 760 - 243 both have always been dead on never had a problem so I switched scopes then 243 was all over! It was a scope issue! Those rem pumps are very accurate guns, never heard of one being shot out!
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The very first thing I would do is clean the bore. Not Hoppes....get it scrubbed out with a good copper solvent. After that blue-green mess is done check the mounts, rings(or do it while the solvent soaks in between brushing/swabbing). Oh, check the crown too....I've seen bad crowns on milsurp rifles give poor accuracy like you describe and an inexpensive truing made worlds of difference.

I doubt it's a brand new Nikon causing the problems, but it does happen. Nikon will replace it if that's the issue.
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Best place to start is with a spotless bore.
Then check the crown of the muzzle.
If the gun was cleaned at all in the past a rod had to be run down the bore from the muzzle and without caution the crown could be damaged. If it is damaged a gunsmith can fix that for you.
Then like also suggested it could be the scope.
But start with a spotless bore and work your way from there.

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Re: FRUSTRATED-model 760 rem pump.270

#1-Clean the bore of copper
#2-Check the crown of the barrel
#3-Try a different scope
#4-If nothing you try works sell it
Let us know if you get it figured out.

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