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I have a BAR lightweight but I need another rifle. I Can't afford another Bar so my choice is either a Rem 7400 or a Win 100
What would you buy and why ? (I like the way the 100's feel but I've herd a lot of bad things about them) Which would be the most accurate and reliable ?
 

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For what its worth I've heard the same thing about Remington's 7400 well I have a model 100 in 308 and a 742 in 3006 and they both are good 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inch guns and both function well. I also have a BAR in 7 mag and the thing is Keep them CLEAN one other thing is to keep them CLEAN all three makes need to have regular cleaning.
 

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Concerning my new Remington 7400 in 30-06:

Initially, the first 50 rounds produced jams every third round, so I went to work on it by bedding the action / stock / installing a LimbSaver Barrel De-Resonator / adjusting the trigger to 3 lbs., and dry-firing / working the action 1,000 times.

A major and very thorough cleaning of the action and chamber was performed. Did I say take your time and pay close attention to detail in cleaning the action / chamber / bolt?

Afterwards, the 7400 30-06 has not jammed in the last 200 rounds and is shooting groups that vary between 7/8" and 1 1/8" off a benchrest and 1 3/4" to 2" groups offhand - using 180-gr. Federal Solid Base rounds.

Speer Hot Core 165-gr. were slightly more accurate and shot the smaller groups, with the 180-gr.'s being the largest, but not my a large margin.

Will try some Nosler Ballistic Tips and AccuBonds next.

Steve
 

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I had a Win 100 in .308. Shot ok but was to dam(n) heavy (for me).
Never had any trouble out of it and only used it in bad weather. That`s
how much i didn`t like it. Some times you get guns you just don`t like.
Got rid of it and picked up a really nice Savage 99 in .300. Life is good.
Course now i need another "bad" weather gun. Maybe i should have
kept the 100.


" The best part of the hunt is not the harvest but in the experience."
 

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147 Grain:

I like your "action" picture of the Nosler AccuBond bullet.
I`ve got an OLD .35 Reminton Core-lokt that i took out of a deer years ago and it looks just like the last snippet in yours.
Results as advertised. Life good.

" The best part of the hunt is not the harvest but in the experience."
 
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