Originally posted by smg
Would either the remington model 7400 or 7600 with a 18.5" barrel in 30-06 with a 10 round magazine make a good reliable defensive rifle? Thank you.
Remington tells me that the 7400 will not cycle correctly if it is not fired from the shoulder. They say that it needs something to push against. Do you find this to be true? Have you had any jamming problems with it? Do you consider it to be reliable enough for home defense?Originally posted by Diligentia
I have a Remington 7400 for hunting here in Sweden and I like it alot. As for defensive purposes , recoil is quite big. I myself bought a tactical pistolgrip for my 7400 that I like alot. accuracysystems have them custom made. Atleast it make the 7400 look alittle bit more defensive
Doc: The only reason that I suggested bird shot.......like #9 shotgun shells is the fact that if I am defending my home I bet a family member is somewhere within it. 00 buck is a killer for sure, but you have from 9 to ? pellets in that round. Plus 00 buck will go through a wall just like a 32 cal. handgun rounds would. I would hate to think that the round I fired at the bad guy, went through the wall and struck a family member. I would guranette that all the 9+ rounds in the 00 buck will not hit the bad guy and you will have some fliers. #9 bird shot will take out the bad guy and will not go through a wall. Sometime shoot a 1 gallon plastic container of water, at 15 yards with bird shot. You will be very surprised at the damage that it does.I use 00 buck shot, although my shotgun is not my primary defensive weapon, it could be what's handy. I've been reading about some tests that I might duplicate to compare other sizes of buck shot at a range.