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PA Trombone in 30.06

...also known at a Remington Gamemaster 760, and many other names. Anyway, I hear the forend mounted sling is bad for my rifle. I purchased on of these barrel band setups:
http://www.shopunclemikes.com/detail/TCL+1441-2

What's the best way to close the band on the barrel without marring the blueing with marks and scratches? Also, what should I do with the old hardware that the front swivel is now mounted on? Thanks everyone.
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Re: PA Trombone in 30.06

Ive never had an issue with forend mounted slings...all 3 of mine have em...but i read about it on here once a year or so....i rarely sling my rifle though...if i do, i am walking in the dark or dragging a critter...

Good luck not scratching bluing with a barrel band...i personally dont want anything contacting my barrel...thats just me...
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Ive never had an issue with forend mounted slings...all 3 of mine have em...but i read about it on here once a year or so....i rarely sling my rifle though...if i do, i am walking in the dark or dragging a critter...

Good luck not scratching bluing with a barrel band...i personally dont want anything contacting my barrel...thats just me...
This. How could a barrel mounted sling possibly be better for accuracy, rather than the fore end cap swivle, in an already medichorely (is that a word?) accurate rifle? Anything...ANYTHING mounted to a baarel is going to affect accuracy and if you wrap your sling to shoot off hand like so many guys do with their rifles, you'll be putting downward pressure on the barrel and tha simply is no good for an accurate shot.

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Re: PA Trombone in 30.06

Have had a sling mounted on the fore end of my 760 since 1972 with no problems.
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Re: PA Trombone in 30.06

No, medichorely is not a word....at least not in the English language....

And a lot of people would not agree that 760s are capable of only mediocre accuracy....
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Re: PA Trombone in 30.06

My 760 Gamemaster in .270 shoots minuteofangleorely at 100 yds. 150 Grain hornday handloads.
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So most don't consider 2" group consistancy mediocher?! The BEST I ever got with mine (had one in .300 Sav I inherited and one in 06' I bought for reasons to be explained later) was around 1 1/4" groups and I tried everything...tried about every factory load, handloaded, lapped the bbls, trigger jobs, etc.. The bad part was that the 1 1/4" groups were a BIG IMPROVEMENT too. I then sold firearms for almost 10 years and sold a TON of them. I remember an abnormally high number of customers comming back and trying dif. ammo, optics, etc. trying to get better accuracy. The VAST majority of customers that bought them (and I admit in the beginning when I bought my 06', I was of this thinking), that they had to have...verilly NEEDED to have those fast follow-up shots rather than make the first one count...

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Re: PA Trombone in 30.06

A few years ago i had an issue with my 760 jamming up when i worked the pump to eject a spent shell. At on point the action and firing pin became disassembled,also when working the pump. I took it to a gunsmith who contacted Remington and this is what he found. My problem ended up being that from the sling being attached to the front of the forened, it had slightly bent part of a spring in under the forend. The spring would allow to much play when I would try to eject a spent cartridged, and I had to work like heck to get the casing out. The gunsmith put a barrel band on mine and I just left the hardware on it. I thought the same thing regarding accuracy, but have not seen any drop in accuracy since going to the barrel band. As far as the 760 being mediocre for accuracy, it might not be sniper quality, but i would bet many game animals in Pa would agree that it is better than mediocre when it comes to accuracy.

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Re: PA Trombone in 30.06

I couldn't stand the thought of anything clamped to any of my barrels. My sling is on the end of the slide. My gun was always shooting 1.5 to 2 inch groups until one day I tried a different poweder and gun turned into a real tack driver.
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I don't know. I guess I have just only ever met ONE I would consider accuret and like I said...sold a boat load of "PA's Pump Rifle"...

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