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Remington 7400 series .30-06

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So, almost two or three months ago I was at Gold 'N Guns on Hwy 51 and handled a rifle I knew nothing about. It was a semi auto .30-06 with a decent scope on it. And was priced at below $200. It was in pretty good condition, clean action, clean bore, action seemed to cycle well. I just didn't know what it was..... so I started thinking to myself and did some google searches, only to find out how awesome that rifle can be (and how horrible too)!

Well, two days ago, I was in another shop and saw what I believe to be the exact same rifle, priced at $310.

I'd like to buy a hunting rifle, and I've thought long and hard about buying a Garand this summer from CMP. I just don't know much about the remington, and honestly don't know too many specifics on garands (like what a nearly dead action looks like compared to a pristine action, and so on). Should I make a deposit on the remington, or save up and purchase a field or service grade Garand?

I'd like to be able to shoot the rifle (either one) on a regular basis and not be plagued with worry over whether or not something will break after a hundred rounds (there's much conversation over the remington rifles and some issues similar to that).

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my father had a 742 .30/06 it would jam almost everytime he was shooting 165 gr. bullets he switched to 150 gr. and had no problem after that. it was fairly accurate
James D. said:
I loathe AR style rifles. I hated having to clean my M4 after a range day when i was in.

They jam, they get dirty as hell, and I'm not very fond if the .223 at all. I would consider an AR 10, and I would consider something in 6.8 if I absolutely had to have an AR.... but hopefully I will never convince myself I have a need for one.
In defense of the AR platform:

If the gun's jamming then something's wrong with the ammo or the gun or the mags (or maybe it was dropped in the mud).

If you don't like dealing with the dirtiness of a DI gun, you can go with a piston design. (But in the end, every time you clean the AR you're going to remove and wipe down all the same parts anyway -- only difference is your rag gets dirtier if your gun is a DI.)

Even with the 'dirty' DI system, you don't have to clean a DI AR after every range day. There are people with test guns that have gone thousands of rounds without ever being cleaned and they still function fine. Just run it wet and they keep running. If you have a chrome-lined barrel, then pitting in the barrel is pretty much a non-issue as well.

Did I convince you that you 'need' one yet? :bigtu:
I have owned a 7400 for quite some time after shooting it a couple boxes of shells I have to take the forearm apart clean and blow out the gass port there is a littlt pin you have to drive out. As for an every day range rifle I would not use it. As for hunting knowing it needs to be cleaned every so often it has dropped many hogs and deer from 0 to 300 yards very effectively. It is also a 30-06.
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