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Remington 7400

Postby andymac32 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:10 pm

My brother has a remington 7400 30.06 and he loves it. Hes killed 4 deer over the last 4 seasons with it without a jam or any malfunction or anything. Ive researched forums and other sites on the web and found that a lot of people have bad things to say about them. Some people have called them jamamatics. Im just wondering if these guns are what they say they are or did those guys just get lemons? You can pick one up for around 200 so it wouldnt be to expensive but i just wonder if im wasting time and money considering buying one of these?
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Re: Remington 7400

Postby ajmorell » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:43 am

The 7400s are a lot better than the 740s and 742s were. That being said, I'll take a nice bolt gun any day over an auto-loader, accuracy seems to be 1.5 MOA at best with 7400s which is probably okay for a hunting gun, but not good enough for me.
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Re: Remington 7400

Postby andymac32 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:43 pm

ya i have a winchester model 70 7mm. rem mag which i use for elk but were i deer hunt its pretty thick and a real quick follow up shot and a shorter rifle are much nicer to carry around and a better tool for where im hunting.
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Re: Remington 7400

Postby toolmaker » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:44 pm

ajmorell wrote:The 7400s are a lot better than the 740s and 742s were. That being said, I'll take a nice bolt gun any day over an auto-loader, accuracy seems to be 1.5 MOA at best with 7400s which is probably okay for a hunting gun, but not good enough for me.



really???

the 7400 was the cheaper less fancy semi auto in that line up..

dont know if the newer 7400 had design changes in them....but GENERALLY, id take an earlier 742 over a 7400 any time...the absolute cheapest autoloader in that line up being the plain jane 74..

the best being the model FOUR

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Re: Remington 7400

Postby Sagebrush » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:34 am

Keep those autos CLEAN and lubed.................
Slap all loose mags to shift ammo to the rear or if a solid unit make sure ammo is to the rear if possible....
Crimped ammo prevents bullet from jumping forward............

These tips will help any auto shoot better.

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Re: Remington 7400

Postby apexhunter » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:15 pm

Tool and Sage are both correct in that the 7400 is one of, if not the cheapest auto rifle on the market and they do need to be very well lubed. I've shot several in the past several years (friends of mine have 'em in 30-06 and .270) and the best group I've seen with good ammo is 1-3/4". Granted, playing around with loads could possibly shrink that a bit but the rifle just is not inherently accurate as the bolt and other innards begin to cycle before the bullet clears the muzzle.

I'd spring for some more money and look for a used BAR or a Benelli R-1 if you want an accurate auto . I know firsthand that the BAR is more than capable of MOA or better accuracy (mine in .270 would egularly throw 5/8" or better groups with good ammo) and I've seen the results of the Benellis that approached the same accuracy.
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Re: Remington 7400

Postby ajmorell » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:53 pm

I wasn't implying the 7400 is a nice gun...it isn't, just that in terms of reliability and accuracy I would take a 7400 over a 740 or 742. The model 4 is simply a dressed up model 7400 FWIW. I agree that the Browning BAR or Benelli R1 are excellent options for autoloading rifles.
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Re: Remington 7400

Postby tucker301 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:11 pm

"Hangmaster", and I'll never own another one.
Spend some coin on a BAR, or better still, a FNAR.
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