Who here Loves their 760/7600?
18 years ago was my first time hunting and I remember it vividly, It was someting that struck a nerve and has been with me since. Once I became a bit older and began visiting numerous gun shops, spending countless days outdoors, reading this website and others, I observed something. The Remington pump rifle is a part of our PA deer hunting culture. Pennsylvania and the Remington Pump rifle subconciously register like Minnesota and Ice fishing.
Collectively, and historically we are a country hooked on bolt action rifles. While thier is nothing wrong with that, it seems refreshing that thier are still geographical pockets that hold on to certain ideals. The lever action (personal favorite) is extensively popular in PA, but is also popular in states like Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the deep south and most of new england. I have always wondered why the Pump Rifle it is so popluar in PA?
My father has used one in 30-06 since the mid 70's, it remains his only deer rifle, my cousin as well, both have accounted for truckloads of venison. I see used ones in mom and pop gun stores, but "not for long" as one of the owners kindly told me, "awfully popular here in PA". Maybe it is our best kept secret. The newer ones have a free floated barell which is plenty accurate, lightning fast on a follow up shots, and are distincly a nice looking weapon (in my eyes). I find it satisfying that some of the best REAL hunters out there like the Benoits, Hal Blood, Berniers carry a remington pump rifle. If you dont know who they are, read up on them, its worth it.
This observation has brought me to pick up one of these rifles, I was lucky to stumble upon a like new 760 in 30-06, with a pristine bore. My goal on finding a carbine version was taking a bit longer than expected, so I'm having the barell shornented to 19', recoil pad installed, and one inch off of the stock. The gunsmith still has the rifle, so no pictures yet. Also got a nikon scope with low rings, sorry no see throughs, but its just my preferenbce. So this brings me to my question why is the remington pump rifle so popular in PA? Secondly who here loves 'em?