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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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7600 shot stringing

Has anyone noticed that their 7600 starting stringing shots high when it get's hot? My .35 Whelen does it and it annoys the heck out of me. If you shoot three shots reletivly quickly from the bench, the third shot will be about 2-3 inches higher. If you let it cool down, it does not.

Interestingly, if you take it out on a boiling hot day like 99 degrees and shoot it bunch. Then go to the bench super hot, it will put them in a tight cluster without stringing it. But then it will not shoot to that point of aim on a cold November day.

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Re: 7600 shot stringing

I had a heck of a time trying to get mine sighted in also last year. I sighted it in at fifty yards and called it good enough. Definately not a tack driver.
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Re: 7600 shot stringing

my whelen 7600 carbine or any of my 760/7600's don't do that. maybe check to make sure that the slide handle is not contacting the barrel? also do you have a barrel band sling? you probably know those 7600's are free-floated so you want to make sure there is no binding

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Re: 7600 shot stringing

Don't shoot with a hot barrel.

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Re: 7600 shot stringing

I dont shoot.mine above 50 degrees and wait atleast a few minutes between shots....my whelen and 308 are sub-moa....the 308 is stupid accurate if i do my part...1 small ragged hole...

Check to see if your forearm contacts as said...my 280 doesnt shoot like my whelen and 308....noticed the forearm contacts so i will fix that after the season and see if i cant shrink groups...

Also, make sure the barrel is CLEAN...within 10 shots or so my 308 opens up a noticable amount....

Newer 7600s are hit or.miss with GOOD accuracy...older ones and 760s with good bores typically all shoot well...if you hand load.....

Guys always bash em and say they arent accurate....but i will take my 308 against most factory bolt guns and not worry...dont know why they have a bad reputation...my guess is the trigger is tough for some to learn and they shoot em too hot...
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Re: 7600 shot stringing

1) It have the conversion bolt on the end of the handle that has the sling attachment. Nothing on the barrel.
2) Niether the slide or any part of the forend is touching the barrel
3) I have noticed that it likes to have a copper out cleaning every 4 years or so. This was done this year. So it is both routinly cleaned and copper foul out cleaned.

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Re: 7600 shot stringing

From what you describe in your first post, Pete, I would say the issue lies with your barrel...seems you have a handle (pun) on things though....
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Re: 7600 shot stringing

I have a 76 sportsman,plane jane model, which always shot well for me. This year it seemed to be putting holes all over the paper. I gave it a good cleaning with some Sweets and it came back in for me. Mine has a terribly heavy trigger that im sure causes me some pulled shots.

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Re: 7600 shot stringing

How many rounds do you shoot a year????? Couldnt imagine cleaning every 4 years or so....
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Re: 7600 shot stringing

Mauser06,

You know, probably a dozen rounds a year. Come to think of it, at that rate, it shouldn't need a copper foul out cleaning for about 10 years!

It scored again this year up at the homestead so maybe I just shouldn't worry.

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