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Do you think the remington 7400 would make a good sniper rifle? What about a one with synthetic furniture, 10 rnd. mag and a decent scope in .30-06 ?
 

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no, i dont think the Remington 7400 woudl make a good sniper rifle
there not meant for accuracy and generally shoot around 2 moa
there semi-automatic which limits thier role as sniper rifles by a huge ammount
can put the best scope in the world t doesnt make it any more accurate
not sure aobut its reliablity either but even if it was 100% reliable there are much better choices out there

fine for hunting though
 

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It's a good sporting rifle, but it is a sporting rifle. I dunno anything about the action they use, but its a sporter weight barrel thats gonna whip some, and heat up quick. Like Jeff said, 2 moa. Cool for shooting a deer at 300 m and cheaper than a BAR.

I never fired a 7400 but when I was too young to own a rifle I would borrow my brothers 7600...Thats pretty well the same rifle, but pump action. Like Jeff said, 2 moa.
 

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to be honest, i think its based off the 1187 action. i know that the pump gun is based off the 870 action. I actually own one of the pump rifles and it really is a good gun, but like everyone has said. If you expect more than 1.5 MOA your insane. Great pickup truck gun though.
 

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ah cool, I see...

I know the 7600 was a rotating bolt with two locking lugs, and at least it can hang with the sporter bolt guns. Clear away the gems and lemons and they are definately in the same league for accuracy.

You guys see a 7600P yet? Good idea for a squad car rifle. If your cops have handled an 870 they will "get the gist" of the 7600P as soon as they touch it...Everything is in the same place, it just has a clip.
 

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i actually discussed that with jeff.... i believe thats sort of the point of it. To put a rifle in the hands of a shotgunner. I have seen guys try to pump their bolt action rifle while trying to make a follow up shot under durress...
 

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Personal preference seems to be very hard to break through with us shooters...we like what we like.

Spade, good point about pumping the bolt action...Just as tasers are shaped and used like pistols (although they are "deployed", not fired!) the 7600P is used just like a 870. If all the muscle reflexes and subconcious drils are already in place, why mess with it and start teaching a whole other system? I think for a policeman, both the 7400 or 7600 fill a niche, and can be used tactically. Would rather use a 7600 than my pistol in lots of scenarios.
 
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