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Shot my old/new 7600 to regulate the open sights and did alright as I shot some 2in. groups at 100 yards with these old 58 year old bifocal eyes. Rested the forearm on the bags and every time I shot the forearm came back far enough that you could see the shell case and a few times it ejected it. I was not holding the forearm. Is this normal or will this damage anything ? The action is very smooth and slides easy. I do not want to damage this gun and need advice.
 

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Shot my old/new 7600 to regulate the open sights and did alright as I shot some 2in. groups at 100 yards with these old 58 year old bifocal eyes. Rested the forearm on the bags and every time I shot the forearm came back far enough that you could see the shell case and a few times it ejected it. I was not holding the forearm. Is this normal or will this damage anything ? The action is very smooth and slides easy. I do not want to damage this gun and need advice.
That's normal for pump action rifles (centerfire), & many shotguns. I had two Remington® 7600's; a 30/06 & 35 Whelen. They were OUTSTANDINGLY ACCURATE; the free-floating barrel has a lot to do with it. Use yours with confidence![/color]
 

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Nothing is wrong with your 7600. Once you pull the trigger the part of the trigger assembly that locks the bolt closed drops out of the way so you can work the fore end to chamber another round. The pressure is gone by the time the lock has released.When you shoot from the bench what really happens? The rifle recoils rearward to a point and then stops the rearward movement and then your body moves forward a bit naturally. That is what causes the bolt to open.
 

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There is safety in numbers and I'll chime in with there is nothing wrong/abnormal with your Remmy pump. My 26 year old M760 does it if I don't hold the pump with my left hand when I shoot it from the bench.
 

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My 7600 in .35 Whelen does this as well. Actually, it ejects the casing when my body moves forward again - I call it my "auto-unloader". :twisted:
 
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