The Remington Model 7600 won running deer competitions in Oslo, Norway, and went on to become an important rifle in the American hunting field. The fast handling and slim profile of the lever-action rifle cannot be contested, but the pump-action shotgun was also immensely popular.
The Remington 7600 for sale currently offered by Remington come with 22″ barrels and are chambered for .270 Win., .308 Win. and .30-’06 Sprg. The latter is also available in an 18.5″ barreled variant.
Throughout its nearly four decades of production, it has been chambered in .243 Win, .270 Win., .280 Rem., .30-’06 Sprg., .308 Win. and .35 Whelen. As recently as 2016, the firearm was available with a synthetic stock.
The Remington Model 7600 has a quick-release box magazine with a capacity of four cartridges. Stock and fore-end are made of American walnut and the barrel is finished in a polished blue.
The length of pull is 13.5″ and barrels are constructed from carbon steel with a twist rate of 1:10″. Weight comes in at roughly 7.5 lbs. regardless of chambering, and overall lengths are 42 5/8″ or 38 1/8 (with the shorter barrel).
Dual-action rods ensure smooth cycling between shots and barrels are free-floated.
Versatility and Ease of Use
The rifle is simple to use. Load the detachable box magazine with four shells. Additionally, load the magazine into the receiver. Release the bolt by a simple lever and work the pump action to the rear then run it forward, stripping a cartridge from the magazine and chambering it.
The trigger is pressed to fire or, if desired, to place the safety on. To unload the Remington Model 7600, remove the magazine and then release the bolt. Usually by the bolt release. Thus allowing the bolt to move to the rear and extract a cartridge from the chamber. This action allows for fast repeat shots.
The Remington Model 7600 for sale may not be quite as accurate as most bolt action rifles. Hence, it is pretty accurate and offers a fast repeat shot. Rifles feature 22-inch barrels. Carbines feature 18.5-inch barrels.
Remington 7600 Feel and Function
The most popular hunting rifle is the bolt-action, with the lever-action and self-loading having many adherents. We seldom see a pump-action in the deer camp. Those using the Remington 7600 tend to be experienced hunters.
The rifle is as slim and thin as any lever-action, but the strong bolt is capable of chambering more powerful cartridges than the average bolt-action rifle. The 7600 offers a fast follow-up for that moment when a game animal would be lost without a quick follow-up.
The smooth action and dual action bars make for fast handling. The cross-bolt safety is easily manipulated. The 7600 may not be for everyone. But it is certainly a good rifle for those happy with an accurate rifle to be used within 200 yards.