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Wow...a 760/7600 and auto forum..I thought I'd never see the day! I've been a long fan of the Remington Pumps and use them regularly in Maine. They just reek of deer hunting to me. My current 7600 is a 280 with the barrel cut back to carbine length and a Bushnell Holosight on top. I'm currently revamping the lineup though, and think this one may be on the trading block...it jammed on me. No fidgeting, no fixing, no nothing...it'll be gone. I'll get another one though, an older 760 without the elevated cheekpiece and set it up with peeps. DL
 

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Mine did too so....

I checked it out really good and found that the clip was bent slightly. A little adjusting and it has not done so since. I think part of the problem is that people don't work the action hard enough.

I have also found that .225 ballistic tips work the best in my gun as opposed to other styles in the clip.
 

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DLuke:

Welcome aboard, I'm glad to see you here.

I don't know if a single jam is sufficient reason to scrap your 7600 - depending (of course) on the reason for the jam. I've only heard of one jam with a Remington pump in the field (my uncle neglected cleaning his in his old age), and I had some jamming problems (on extracting unshot cartridges) with my bullets in my (1954) 760 until I realized I wasn't seating them deep enough for the short throat of the .35 Remington chambering.

It could have just been a fluke. I once had a small twig find its way into, the trigger group of my 742 and cause a jam after a coup de gras.

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:( someone beat me to a "Beniot" comment. :(

Those damn moderators... :)
 

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OT, I read an article about them in about '85 or so. I remember green and black plad wool, Remington 'quickshooters', and lotsa big bucks. I'm sorry to say that save for some shirts, my plad wool has been replaced by lined camo pants from Army days, and a "DON'T SHOOT ME I'M A PERSON" orange camo coat and hat. I have to admit that I'm warmer and dryer than in the days of wool, but not nearly as quiet...and there seems to be something else missing without the wool. :(

And yeah, my rubber boots have liners in them now too. :wink:
 

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The Benoits are alive and well...and still knocking over big bucks! They no longer hunt Maine due to being followed by other hunters. They now hunt Ontario for the most part, along with northern New Hampshire. They've put out a couple videos...the first of which is a classic...and have another one coming out in a month that should be great. Here are some pictures from the past two Ontario seasons....

From 2002, Lane, Lanny, and Shane






And some pics from their 2001 Ontario season...

Larry's 250lb. dressed 11 pointer...




for you guys who mentioned they like the new waterproof clothing, but miss the wool...the stuff they are wearing is made by Beagle and is waterproof. I have a set and love it. Check www.beaglewear.com . DL
 

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As when they hunted in Maine, they continue to knock over the big boys. The consistency with which they do it is incredible. Having hunted in Maine for 20 years, and knowing how difficult it is to kill big deer up there, makes what they do on a regular basis even more incredible to me.

Lanny's son with a 230lb. 7 pointer...



Even the cameraman got into the act, along with Lane...





And lastly, a family friend and longtime hunting partner showing them how its done with a 15 pointer...



All these pics were merely "copy and pasted" from www.gnproductions.com . The videos are made by this company. Again, I think "Tracking Big Bucks with The Benoits" is a classic and very unlike any other hunting video I have seen. DL
 

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Somehow I think the Benoits would do just as well with bolt actions. They definitely do like those pumps though.
 

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DLuke, From the pictures, Larry was noticibly absent. Has he "retired" from deer hunting, how's his health, anyone know?
 

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He's alive and well. I know he didn't make the Canada trip this year for some reason. I know that he is doing some sort of five hour hunting seminar on March 1 up in Vermont.
 

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:toast: Every time I get hemmed in by a damn yankee I come back to this page and everything is alright.
 

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Was surfing through some of the old posts and found this one I started a little over two years ago. Anyhow, the Benoits are still dropping them...thought I'd give an update....





 

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Here's another 7600 fan, guide and author Hal Blood of Maine, with a 260lb. dressed buck...gotta love the neck on that Maine buck.

 

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The Benoits are like blood hounds, if there is only one big buck within a 100 mile radius, the will find him and kill him. And they do it ethically and with a true love and admiration for the whitetail.
I had the honor of hunting with them on 2 separate trips, and was in awe of there knack for finding, tracking and killing big bucks in areas with extremely low deer population. They are simply amazing. they are really a neat family!!!
 

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I have hunted with a Remington auto, first a 742 than a 7400, for over thirty years but reading about those boys made me buy three 7600's. MIKE.
 

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In this age of hyper magnum,laser guided,heat seeking rifles and ammo,not to mention,miracle fiber nuclear powered clothing,its so good to see people still interested in doing things the old way,dare I say the right way.The northeast might be the last bastion of traditional deer hunting.While magazines and TV cover the west and the south, the northeast is overlooked,thank God.While I live in the strip mall state of NJ,I'm well aware of the great tradition the Benoits and others like them carry on.I'm very happy and grateful to see this topic being disscused,I hope it continues.BASIC.
 

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I'm a stand hunter. I hunt on 250+ acres up state NY with 5 other friends. Not a lot of room to wander around. My ability to sit on stand for six to eight hours straight is the reason I get a buck. My 742 and 7400 accounted for over 40 deer this way.

I also hunt the shotgun season in January on Long Island. This is a group effort. We get 10-14 guys and put on huge drives. Lots of shooting, lots of very small deer. Not for the faint of heart.

I dream of just me with my 7600 carbine in hand tracking a huge buck thru the snow in the big woods of New England. I hope I get the chance while I am still fit. MIKE.
 

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Basic:

I know where you're coming from. :(

In the last year or so several message boards have started up for Ontario hunters, and I find it disheartening.

Instead of talking about taking their quick shooters into the bush and still hunting up a deer or driving it out in a party hunt (usually with dogs), I'm hearing about sitting in trees over bait or food plots shooting at extremely long ranges with bolt actioned, scope sighted magnum rifles.

I don't think this generation will ever know the true feeling of taking a deer as part of a group in the context of a traditional hunting camp. The exchanging of stories immediately afterward, and the feeling of accomplishment felt by all participants in the drive.

Such is progress.

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"I don't think this generation will ever know the true feeling of taking a deer as part of a group in the context of a traditional hunting camp. The exchanging of stories immediately afterward, and the feeling of accomplishment felt by all..."

Hmmm, and whose fault is that. I see it as a necessity to pass on to my two sons when they come of age, not only the knowledge that I have gained through hunting, but the stories at deer and elk camp that were passed on to me. Don't blame the younger generation for not being taught, blame the older generation for not doing the teaching. Knowledge is worthless, unless you pass it on.

Now back to the Benoits, man, I have seen individuals do things like that, but a whole family, year after year, wow.
 

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My 7600 is chambered in .308 and topped off with a 3x9 Leupold. It will give me consistent 1" to 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards. I shoot 150, 168 and 180 grain pills. This was my first high powered rifle and I will never sell it. It will find itself in my grandsons hands one day. I hope he appreciates it as much as I do.
 
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