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Location: ontario can.
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Remington 7600 Forearm Rattle

I have a Rem. 7600 in .308 that shoots and handles great. The only issue I have with this gun is the "rattle" I get from the forearm. I know this is quite common with some models of pump shotguns also, and was curious if someone may have a way of dealing with this issue. I have noticed that this is present on brand new 7600's as well. You would think that Remington would possibly have a solution to this problem, but I guess not.

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Remington 7600 Forearm Rattle

Remington used to manufacture it own stocks and forends for it's rifles and shotguns. No longer is this true. It could be that the forend has shrunk causing it's grip on the forward reciever to loosen. Walnut (or any wood) will do that over time if it was not properly cured and dried when first milled. My 12 ga 11-87 that I've had since 1994 has a satin walnut stock and forend and has not ever had this problem, still fits as tight as the day I bought her. A rifle is different though, you don't want the forend touching the barrel of a rifle, accuracy will deminish and that could be one reason for the loose fit of your 7600. Just know that Browning has also had this same rattle problem with some of it's Gold series shotguns as well.

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Location: new brunswick
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Remington 7600 Forearm Rattle

remington also used twin rails on there forearms which is a hell of alot quieter then the ol single rails from yrs ago. i had one in 270 and it was about the same as your saying but i didnt worry about it, just kept huntin Thumbs up

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