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I am looking to purchase a new hunting rifle. Does anyone own or have heard anything about the remington 750 woodsmaster? I would like to have a automatic deer rifle I guess because I don't have one in auto. Definately will be a .308 carbine.
 
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I shoot a Kimber 84 in 308. 5.5 lbs before the scope and as handy as a shirt pocket. The traditional semi and pump carbines have fallen out of favor so a used one will be a good deal.

A little different caliber, but I saw a Marlin lever gun in 308 Marlin. Same ballistics as the 308 Win but in a lever platform. There is a used one in a local shop. It is stainless with a laminate stock. They also have one of the 750 Remingtons but I didn't catch the price.
 

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I have a 750 in .308. I purchased it around the first of the year. After 120 rounds, it stopped extracting the brass from the chamber. I called Remington and the service department suggested that I take it to Gander Mountain in Hattiesburg for repairs. Thats where I am now. I never had any feeding or jamming problems that other owners have experienced.
I seemed to like the 165 and 180 gr ammo better than the 150gr stuff.
I got it for around $750 in Clinton.
 

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I think the Remington Semi-auto rifles are throw away rifles. I have repaired several of the older models and I am not impressed with them. I prefer a Mauser style bolt action rifle with non-rotary extractor. Usually the extractor is the problem. A thin piece of sheet metal. If I could not sell it, I would not take one as a gift.

Another warning. I would not use bullets heavier than the 150 in a .30-06 Remington semi-auto rifle. It puts a strain on the bolt and extractor. I have seen 742 rifles that have had the bolt beaten to pieces by using heavier bullets.

Doug the opinionated
 

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I purchased a 750 woodsmaster in .308 as a gift for a friend a couple yrs ago...He just had to have a semi...I'm a Bolt fan...especially for hunting... He loves it. Biggest problem seems to be finding mags that fit properly...some do some don't. He shoots the 150's in it...its my preferred bullet for .308 anyway...plenty accurate up to 200 yards or so.
 

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I love the .308 round also, but I'm in the same camp as Doug in the platform area. I like a bolt or falling block for hunting. Grew up seeing, or hearing, the adults inventing new cuss words when their new autos became jam-o-matics and cost them a nice buck.

I've never has issues with any bolt, lever, or ss such as the Ruger #1...just never had the urge for the semis. Must be a stubborn old man thing . :lol4:
 

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Doug Bowser said:
I think the Remington Semi-auto rifles are throw away rifles. I have repaired several of the older models and I am not impressed with them. I prefer a Mauser style bolt action rifle with non-rotary extractor. Usually the extractor is the problem. A thin piece of sheet metal. If I could not sell it, I would not take one as a gift.

Another warning. I would not use bullets heavier than the 150 in a .30-06 Remington semi-auto rifle. It puts a strain on the bolt and extractor. I have seen 742 rifles that have had the bolt beaten to pieces by using heavier bullets.

Doug the opinionated
Yea they have the unfortunate nickname of "Jam Master". Funny I haven't heard the same thing about the Brownings.
 

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I have personnally had an semi-auto Browning BAR save me from loosing a deer due to a rushed first shot going right over his back. The second shot would have not been possible with a bolt. While this has only happened to me once, I tend to always go to the woods with an auto versus one of my bolt actions.

The auto vs bolt vs lever, etc is always a debatable topic. However, my personally opinion is that for most hunters who hunt within 200 - 300 yard ranges the auto is a great choice.

As for the gun selection, you can read a lot of reviews on the Remington autos. I believe the bottom line is that their autos have been improving over the years (and through thedifferent versions). I have 2 older models, but do think the Browning BARs are better quality.

My personal favorite is a Browning BAR Stalker (Synthetic )light-weight model in 308 I set up a fw years ago. This is the most compact and lightes BAR they make but in the largest short-action caliber. I shoot 165 Hornody BTSP's out of it.
 

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I really like the set-up on it. It is about the same weight as my Remington 308 carbine but just an inch or two longer.

Also, I think you will find that the Remington auto in the carbine model is just about as short of a mulit-shot hunting rifle as you will find with its 18 1/2" barrell. I believe it puts the overall length somewhere around or below 40".

That is the other advantage to an auto to me - I like a smaller gun in the woods for most hunting situations.
 

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the 750 is suppose to be a 1MOA rifle, i read up on it when they first came out and with some of the hornady or Black hills ammo it was able to shoot .8moa at 100.. I dont think they took it out further tho.
 
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