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Rifleman

Clearwater, FL

#1 May 31, 2006
I'm in the market for a Florida Deer rifle. I'm a pretty good target shot at up to 100yrds or so and I'ld like a rifle without a lot of recoild, like my M77 30.06. But, I still would like some stoping power.

Any suggestions?

Phil
Amy

Cisco, TX

#2 Jul 10, 2006
.30-06 is a very good round. I know, I own two M1 Garands, and handload for them. I'm not sure what a Florida deer rifle is, can you explain?

Recoil is something you are really not going to get completely away from, and it seems you are okay with the .30-06, which is no slouch in the recoil department, so I'll take that as a non-issue.

You might want to look into a .270, it's a fine caliber for deer. The Remington 700 series of rifles are widely regarded as being of high quality and are very popular.
jason

United States

#3 Jul 15, 2006
Let me tell you that the all new Remington 750 Woodsmaster .270 is one of the finest shooting guns I've ever shot. Hands down the best autoloader ever. Thanks
Atticus

Scranton, PA

#4 Jul 15, 2006
For "Florida deer" haha.....270 and maybe even .243 should do the trick, if recoil is an issue.

Me I like .308...check out savage, they make one of the best stock bolt actions out there.
Bobby

Madera, CA

#5 Sep 1, 2006
A .270 is a good all around rifle. It has fast velocity and good stopping power at far ranges. The Browning has a good model for a good pric. So you should check it out!!!
Bobby

Madera, CA

#6 Sep 1, 2006
Rifleman wrote:
I'm in the market for a Florida Deer rifle. I'm a pretty good target shot at up to 100yrds or so and I'ld like a rifle without a lot of recoild, like my M77 30.06. But, I still would like some stoping power.
Any suggestions?
Phil
A.270 is probaly what I would recomend. The bucks in Florida aren't as tough and if you want to go to Alabama or Georgia a .270 would still work grea there.
Matt

AOL

#7 Sep 5, 2006
RE. the Remington model 750
Does anyone know what size group I should expect to get with this rifle? I shoot 200 - 300 yard shots at deer, and wonder if this rifle is accurate out at those distances. Thanks, Matt
Ryan

Sault Sainte Marie, Canada

#8 Oct 18, 2006
just bought a ruger m77 .270 wsm. Sunthetic stock stainless action and barrel. Wanted to know if they're any good.???
Heyrob

Dalton, GA

#9 Oct 23, 2006
Ryan wrote:
just bought a ruger m77 .270 wsm. Sunthetic stock stainless action and barrel. Wanted to know if they're any good.???
I have had great success with Ruger rifles and handguns. My son bought a M77 MKII stainless.270 WSM stainless as his first rifle this summer. We have been impressed with its accuracy, modest recoil, and the compliments by others at the firing range. Naturally, I had to go buy one for myself. I'm not sure I'd go grizzly hunting with it, but almost! The .270 WSM is an excellent caliber. I think the M77 is an excellent rifle, as well.
1yukon

Annapolis, MD

#10 Nov 23, 2006
With the remington rounds in a 750, look at the ballistics for different Rem ammo. I would go with a 308, in a 165 gr. The 270 is a flatter trajectory and the muzzle velocity is a little higher than the 308, but at the end of the day, it is about how well you shoot
Mark Lewis

Orlando, FL

#11 Dec 9, 2006
The .30-06 is way more than enough for any FL deer and the .270 would be a step down. I like the Remington 750 and I'm consideribg one in .30-06.
ken

AOL

#12 Dec 12, 2006
Matt wrote:
RE. the Remington model 750
Does anyone know what size group I should expect to get with this rifle? I shoot 200 - 300 yard shots at deer, and wonder if this rifle is accurate out at those distances. Thanks, Matt
Did you ever find out? I'm also interested.
Alan

Saint Cloud, FL

#13 Dec 23, 2006
I have a Remington 750 Carbine in 35 Whelen. It prints 1.25" groups all day long with Remington express 200 grain ammo. That's sayin somethin when you consider the fact that I have a Leupold VXIII 1.75 x 6 with heavy duplex on top of it. The recoil is negligable and it anchors whitetails in any state dead in their tracks. Best autolaoder that remington has ever produced. Much smoother cycling and very comfortable felt recoil. And if you have ever seen that biggin' runnin' across a florida flat or a georgia bean feild and only had time to get off one shot with a bolt then you know how frustrating that can be. Not so with the 750 ahving the oppurtunity to "catch up" to the booger is very welcomed. Course I am sure some "savage" owner will say he drops em' with one shot from his bolt out to 300 yards runnin 40 mph every time but we all know that's Bulls*&[email protected]
Buy the 750 in any caliber you desire (I recomend the 35 whelen) and you won't be sorry!!!!!!!!
Brooks

Detroit, MI

#14 Dec 28, 2006
Just bought a beautiful new 750 in 30-06 ($620). First time at the range it jammed every time with factory remington 150gr. bullets. Went home and cleaned it thoroughly. The second time at the range it only jammed every 3rd round or so (no rapid fire)with winchester 150 grain. Followed loading instructions strictly (one in the chamber first and then 4 in the clip. Sometimes the bolt rides over the case head and other times it seems as though the action doesn't have enough force to close unassisted. I called remington and they said it was probably a clip problem and they would send a new one. Waited two weeks and no clip (said its on back order) but since its new they want me to send it in to the factory. Two weeks and I haven't seen the address lable they were sending.
Off the bench with the remington it seems it is capable of shooting a pretty good 3 shot group (1 1/4 inch) but wouldn't seem to hold a good zero. A 10 shot group size with the wincester ammo was about 4"-5" but seem to stay centered on the target. Most shots are within 3" but with a few strays.
I don't know if a heavier bullet with more recoil would help? I really like the gun hopefully I can find a factory round that will give a reasonable group for hunting and the gun will hold a zero. I'm almost afraid to send it in because I probably won't get it back it for couple of months.
Any other new owners experiencing similar problems?
Alan

Saint Cloud, FL

#15 Dec 29, 2006
Brooks wrote:
Just bought a beautiful new 750 in 30-06 ($620). First time at the range it jammed every time with factory remington 150gr. bullets. Went home and cleaned it thoroughly. The second time at the range it only jammed every 3rd round or so (no rapid fire)with winchester 150 grain. Followed loading instructions strictly (one in the chamber first and then 4 in the clip. Sometimes the bolt rides over the case head and other times it seems as though the action doesn't have enough force to close unassisted. I called remington and they said it was probably a clip problem and they would send a new one. Waited two weeks and no clip (said its on back order) but since its new they want me to send it in to the factory. Two weeks and I haven't seen the address lable they were sending.
Off the bench with the remington it seems it is capable of shooting a pretty good 3 shot group (1 1/4 inch) but wouldn't seem to hold a good zero. A 10 shot group size with the wincester ammo was about 4"-5" but seem to stay centered on the target. Most shots are within 3" but with a few strays.
I don't know if a heavier bullet with more recoil would help? I really like the gun hopefully I can find a factory round that will give a reasonable group for hunting and the gun will hold a zero. I'm almost afraid to send it in because I probably won't get it back it for couple of months.
Any other new owners experiencing similar problems?
I knew I shouldn't have disrespected the savage owners..........good job on the 750 DIS! I have not had one iota of jam problems how did you clean the 750..........what did you use cleaning tools wise?
Alan

Saint Cloud, FL

#16 Dec 29, 2006
Did you get 1.25 inch groups or 10 inch groups I am confused?
What cleaning tool did you say you used again?
stuart

United States

#17 Dec 31, 2006
About the Model 750. Just received one as a gift. Shoots 3" groups @100 yds using green box one-fitty's with factory/open sights. No jams here! It seems to be a great firearm. Can't wait to get the Leupold 3-9x33 ultralight mounted and see what it can really do.
Cleaning procedure is thoroughly explained in the manual.
Pops

Saint Cloud, FL

#18 Jan 1, 2007
stuart wrote:
About the Model 750. Just received one as a gift. Shoots 3" groups @100 yds using green box one-fitty's with factory/open sights. No jams here! It seems to be a great firearm. Can't wait to get the Leupold 3-9x33 ultralight mounted and see what it can really do.
Cleaning procedure is thoroughly explained in the manual.
I know what to use to clean them I was just playin with the guy who wrote in to diss the 750, I suspect he is a savage owner just bustin' the 750 ( which he probably doesn't own) because I dissed the savage owners. he he I just wanted to see if he mentioned the new chamber brush tool they send with the new 750's. If he didn't know about it then he doesn't own one. he he
Mansura LA

United States

#19 Jan 4, 2007
I am in the Market for a senthetic and stainless bolt action .270wsm. I am not sure what brand to get. I am undecided between the Remington 700, Howa, Ruger, or Savage. However I'm leaning towards a Remington Model 700 SPS Stainless but really not sure.
Steve

United States

#20 Jan 5, 2007
I just got off the phone with a deeler how said a lot of people are having problems with the 750. I am not putting it down because I want one in .308 Win.

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