Remington Model 740 Woodsmaster
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Reviewed by: Randy Rader
I inherited a couple of ‘old’ Remington semi-auto rifles several years back that had belonged to my grandfather. One of them is the Woodsmaster in .244 caliber. No, that’s not a typo, it’s the actual caliber. Now it’s called the 6mm Remington. I used it for the first time this year deer hunting with better than expected results.
I was surprised to see the ballistics for the 6mm vs. the .243. It beats the .243 hands down for velocity, energy, the whole nine yards for Remington Core-Lokt in 100 grain. At over 3100 fps when leaving the barrel, it’s quite a screaming little round.
Back to the rifle – with a 4 round drop box magazine, you can actually have 5 rounds if you slide one round into the chamber and close the bolt just right. The rear sight folds over to allow for a scope, or you can use the back V and front bead open sights during normal daylight hours.
The Remington has a solid wood stock which absorbs most of what little recoil there is from the 6mm/.244 round allowing you to sight right back in again if the first round went astray. I spotted a Remington 7600 in 6mm Remington on their Special Runs page on the Remington website. This one is a pump, but about the only one I’ve seen in the 6mm.
If the new Model 750’s are anything like the Model 740 I have at 50 years old, then I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to add to their collection. It comes in a wide variety of calibers, and even has a “carbine” version with a shorter barrel.
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