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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Re: remington 3006 7600
Just curious, why did you select 16"? 7600/760 factory carbines are typically 18". The 7600 Patrol is a 16-1/2" barrel, but Remington also relocated the rear sight to the tang using a ghost ring, to maintain a sight radius of @ 22".
I just did a quick measurement, and my 22" has a sight radius of 16". With the same rear sight placement, an 18" carbine would be 12". Your 16" would be @ 10". Whacking the barrel from 22" to 16" would affect accuracy a touch or more, depending on how good or bad the re-crowning is. However, the 37% decrease in sight radius will probably affect accuracy more than barrel length <span style="text-decoration: underline">at the same target distance.</span>
Up close and personal wouldn't be an issue. At a shooting distance of 37% less, the accuracy should be the same. i.e. 63 yards with 10" SR vs. 100 yards with a 16" SR.
If you go the same tang mounted ghost ring sight as the 7600 Patrol, you should have no issues. If you just relocate the front sight to the same point on the whacked barrel, then expect at least some greater sight radius inaccuracy at your normal known distance.
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