What To Do??

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Aussi roo, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Aussi roo

    Aussi roo New Member

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    Hi fellas
    Im only new to this so I apologies if im not suppose to post this question here. I am currently shooting a Remington 7600 in .308 and am not really happy with it. I originally purchased it for pig shooting and fitted it with a vortex 1-4 power scope. Turns out im doing more spotlighting for foxes with it than anything else. I'v been shooting 125gr ballistic tips out of it. I love the .308 but I feel the pump is pointless and makes cleaning it a chore. Should I keep it and buy a smaller vermin shooter or sell it and buy a nice bolt rifle in .308? Any ideas ?.

    Cheers Roo. (Australia)
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I had a 760 pump many years ago, I eventually did both, bought a smaller dedicated small game rifle, and a better big game bolt gun.

    Over the decades many more of each.

    I'd start with an eye toward which ever I was doing the most of-pig shooting or fox shooting.
     
  3. BackpackHunter

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    Just from your post it sounds like you are not overly happy with it. Sell it and buy something you'll enjoy.
     
  4. Rem700

    Rem700 Well-Known Member

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    Kinda sounds like you already know what to do. Either keepit and get a different rifle for foxes or replace it completely. When I got started into hunting my dad was a pumpgun guy and I didn't handlea bolt to much to realize it was the way to go
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Keep it, or trade it off and buy yourself a .260 or 6mm which will do both very well if you can place your shots right.