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Old 02-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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OK, my new longer range shooter will be this gun as I am selling my bolt .308. I have read due to people not cleaning these (difficult at best to break down) that the 30-06 at least is a jamomatic. I know this is not a combat/range shooter gun but a hunting rifle so will treat it as such. Am mounting a new Redfield scope on it and will fill you in after a range day. Any owners tips here? Thanks
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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Mostly what you already know about keeping it clean. My uncle picked one up on the cheap at a pawn shop last year. It was so dirty when he brought it to me that the bolt would not close completely, I couldn't believe someone would let a rifle get that dirty. After cleaning about a half pound of grit out of it, it shoots great.
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Wolf, Some people never clean their guns, I can't do that.

What ammo is he using, I have 5 boxes of Rem .308 Win 180 gr core lokt PTD SP's so that is what I am going to sight it in with.
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If I remember correctly he is using Rem 165 gr. core lokt soft points. It shot pretty well at the range. He has an old weaver scope on it right now, so it could be improved.
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After I get to the range i will give a report on the Redfield scope and the ammo used, Thanks!
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I had a 7400 back in the mid 80s. I think I kept it 2 years. I hated that gun. It jammed and I couldn't hit the side of a barn with it. I sold it and bought a BAR.
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Ive got a model 4 that I got for high school grad back in '87 and my grandfathers 742 that's even older... both in 30-06 and they are both great shooters and have killed many deer with them... Just keep em clean like you already know.... good luck...
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I have owned a remington 7400 30.06 for 30 years make sure the bolt track to the reciever is clean and you will have no problem
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Thank you, I have a good supply of qtips and pipe cleaners!
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Frank, that's the auto reputation fer ya......Clean them and I think you'll have no worries!!! It only takes 1 shot anyways, huh???
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