Remington Model 7600

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Remington Model 7600
Type Rifle
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1981–present[1]
Variants see variants
Specifications
Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)[2]
Length 42.6 in (108 cm)[2]
Barrel length 22 in (56 cm)[2]

Cartridge
Action Pump action[1]
Feed system 4-round detachable box magazine[2]
(Model 7615 uses STANAG magazines)
Sights Iron sights

The Remington Model 7600 is a series of pump-action, centerfire rifles that is made by Remington Arms. The Model 7600 is a progression from the original Model 760 pump-action rifle which Remington produced from 1952 to 1981.[1] Production of the Model 7600 began in 1981.[1]

Variants[edit]

There are a number of variants of the Model 7600 which Remington has manufactured over the years.

Model 7600
Introduced in 1981, the standard version is fitted with a conventional wood walnut stock.[3]
Model 7600 Synthetic
Introduced in 1998, the synthetic model is identical to the standard 7600 except that it has a matte black synthetic stock.[4]
Model 7600 Carbine
Introduced in 1986, the carbine version is available in .30-06 and .308 and is fitted with a 18.5 in (47 cm) barrel.[3]
Model 7600 Special Purpose
Offered from 1993 to 1994, the Special Purpose model featured a non-glare finished walnut stock, a matte black finish and sling swivels.[3]
Model 7600P Patrol Rifle[5]
Introduced in 2002, the Model 7600P Patrol Rifle in .308 Win featuring an advanced sight system. Answering the call for a low profile, user-friendly patrol rifle, Remington now offers this durable, pump action rifle for standard duty use.[6] It features a black synthetic stock with sling studs and Wilson Combat ghost-ring rear sights.[3]
Model 7615 Police Patrol Rifle[7]
The Model 7615P comes in .223 Remington caliber, uses standard M16/AR15 style STANAG magazines and has a 16 1/2" barrel. Just like the Model 7600P, the Model 7615P is designed to be a low-profile, user-friendly firearm for police officers to use alongside the Remington Model 870 shotgun.[8]

Popularity of the Model 7600[edit]

The Remington Model 7600 series rifles and carbines are popular with many hunters and target shooters in places like North America and Australia on the grounds that it is a good "cross-over" firearm for people who are used to handling and shooting pump-action shotguns like the Remington Model 870 or semi-automatic hunting rifles like the Remington Model 7400. Unlike a bolt action, the 7600 can be used interchangeably for left or right-handed shooting.

In North America (in particular, the United States), the Remington Model 7600 is a favored choice of deer hunters, with Remington advertising that the Model 7600 is "one of the most popular deer rifles in the USA". Its use is especially prevalent in Pennsylvania, where state game laws forbid the use of semiautomatic rifles for hunting.

In Australia, the Remington Model 7600 series rifles and carbines are popular with feral pig and deer hunters since the legal ownership of semi-automatic rifles and pump-action shotguns among licensed recreational shooters was prohibited in 1996. The Model 7600 series rifles and carbines are considered handy in hunting feral pigs and deer in thick vegetation where a quick, second shot is needed. The Remington Model 7600 series rifles and carbines, the Model 7600P, and the Model 7615P are legal and available to own in all the states and territories of Australia under a Category A/B Firearms License except for Western Australia, where the Model 7615P has been restricted due to the rifle's ability to take M16/AR-15 magazines. Despite this, both the Model 7600P and the standard Model 7600 line of rifles and carbines are still legal to own in Western Australia. The Remington Model 7600P rifle is also a standard-issue rifle with Queensland Corrective Services prison guards alongside the Remington Model 870 shotgun.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Model 7600 Pump Action Centerfire Rifle". Remington Arms. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Model 7600". Remington Arms. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Peterson, Philip. Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values: The Shooter's Guide to Guns 1900 to Present (16th ed.). p. 394. 
  4. ^ "Model 7600 Synthetic". Remington Arms. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/7600.htm | Remington Law Enforcement website
  6. ^ http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/7600.htm | Remington Law Enforcement website
  7. ^ http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/7615.htm | Remington Law Enforcement website
  8. ^ http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/7615.htm | Remington Law Enforcement website