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Posted: February 25 2005 at 7:06pm | IP Logged Quote 147 Grain

Just inquiring for feedback on the quality / durability of Remington 7400 Autos - particularly in 30-06.
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Posted: February 25 2005 at 7:12pm | IP Logged Quote stuffit

My youngest son hunts with one. He's 27 now and has had it since highschool. It's not a bench rest rifle, but is fine for deer hunting. I don't believe it has ever malfunctioning on him. I've sighted it in for him a time or two, and I'd say it's a two - two and a half minute rifle with good loads.

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Posted: February 25 2005 at 9:13pm | IP Logged Quote ancien

147 Grain,
I've never owned one, but those folks that I know who have liked them. In fact, the only "negative" comments I'm aware of with either their semi-auto or "pump" model have come from Remington! Best I can tell is that they both provide yeoman service with the cartridges they're
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Like stuffit mentioned, it's not a benchrest rifle. But their performance will probably amaze those unfamiliar with them.
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My dad has deer hunted with his for as long as I can remember. He's never had a single problem with it...
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The extractor is the weak point on those. Some rifles work fine forever and others have the extractor tear out. Many gunsmiths will not touch the job of replacing that extractor because once it has happened, the chances of it happening again are very high.

The same extractor works pretty well in the bolts and the pumps because you just cannot hit it as hard or fast with manual operation. Nevertheless, even in those guns, they fail often enough so that people do not build DGRs on those actions. Problem is bad enough that converting to a Sako extractor is a routine part of building a fine custom rifle on a Remington action. Don't think it can be done on a 7400 or a 7600, though.
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Posted: February 26 2005 at 5:16pm | IP Logged Quote 147 Grain

Does the 7400 take long to break in?

A buddy has one in 30-06 and the factory 150-gr. Winchester Power Points are not recoiling enough to cycle the action / recock the hammer.

Is this odd with the action being somewhat tight / stiff or does his weapon require 3 - 4 boxes of ammo to break the thing in?

Maybe 180-gr. loads are needed during break-in.
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Probably he needs to clean the gas port. That's the usual culprit of those symptoms. As best I recall, the action is gas operated.

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