Happy 4th from Baghdad

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by redwolf1, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. redwolf1

    redwolf1 New Member

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    I'm new to this forum, lots of links from other places lead here. My name is Jeff. I'm in the A.F. Currently in Iraq, hoping to make it back to AZ for this years' hunting season. Still looking for the best loads for my Rem 700 in .300 RUM.
    My only rifle at the moment since I blew up the old Rem 760 on the range while I was at home. But, I got a new Taurus 686 .357 for close-range work.
     
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Glad to have you and all service men on this site. How did you blow up your gun?
     

  3. AF Shooter

    AF Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,

    Welcome. This is a great site with tons of info. I retired from Luke AFB and still live in Surprise. Have a custom .300 RUM and good reloading data.

    Thanks for what your doing and be safe.
     
  4. redwolf1

    redwolf1 New Member

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    It didn't blow up completely, action started to lock up. Range officer said
    just bang the stock on the table like we used to do with the shotguns. Got a little stiffer each time. Kept firing until I couldn't get the action to open.
    Took it to a smith. He hammered it open and showed me the round with the blown out primer. The gun is older than I am, so I knew its days were numbered. If anyone knows a smith in the southwest that will work on an old Rem 760, I'd love to have it working again. From what i can tell, looks like it will require a barrel and bolt assy, worn lugs, no headspace adjustment.
     
  5. redwolf1

    redwolf1 New Member

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    I'm hoping to make it back for hunting season this year. My wife promised me reloading gear for Christmas also. So, I'll be looking for all the info I can get.