Visiting with a Remington 760 30.06 Pump-Action Rifle (VIDEO)
A classic rifle that is often mistaken for a pump-action shotgun, the Remington Model 760 Gamemaster was a hit for almost four decades. Danny with Taofledermaus shows off his inherited 760, chambered in .30-06 Springfield, in the above short.
The rifle, which replaced the John Pedersen-designed Remington Model 14 pump in Big Green’s catalog in 1952, has the same styling as the company’s 870 and 11-48/1100 series shotguns, which makes it an easy learning curve for wingshooters who already have experience with the type. Instead of an under-barrel tubular mag common on the aforementioned scatterguns, the rifle uses a short three- to four-round detachable box magazine. In production through the early 1980s, more than 1 million Model 760s were produced in a dozen calibers of varying popularity.
Danny’s was one of the earlier models and he says it still works good enough to have harvested three deer with it with using California-compliant copper rounds.
Today, of course, the 760 has been replaced by the updated version, the Model 7600, which still has a Monte Carlo-style wood stock, 18.5- or 22-inch barrel, and pump action with a detachable mag. It is chambered these days in .270 Win and .308 Win in addition to the familiar “Aught Six.”
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