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    Anyone know anything about Remington Police pump-action rifles?

    I was at a gunshop yesterday and noticed two rifles that caught my eye, something I have never seen and that the people at the shop didn't know much about. Both are marked Remington Police, both magazine fed, one in 308 and the other 5.56. The 308 has a flush magazine of maybe 4-5 shots, the 5.56 takes AR15 magazines. Both have ghost ring sights from a company called Wilson Combat, something I thought was pretty interesting. At first glance I thought they were shotguns but then counter guy saw me looking and said "Are you looking at the pump rifles, pretty neat aren't they?" then handed me one. I have no idea why but I thought they were pretty cool, different to say the least. Both are new in the box, he said they took them as partial downpayment on some sort of fancy vintage shotgun and are asking $550 each.

    About all I could find online is that they seem to be popular and well thought of in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, I'm assuming due to their restrictive laws.
    I'm not a huge fan of shotguns but a pump rifle in something other than 22 seems cool.
    Does anyone happen to own one or know anything about them?



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    The 7600 series were big game hunting rifles based on the design of the 870 shotgun. The one's that you were looking at are the police versions (synthetic stocks, ghost rings, etc) also based on the police-style 870's.

    The 7600 series is still very popular with hunters in PA since semi autos have been banned for hunting until very recently. My grandfather hunted with an older 760 Gamemaster for most of his adult life and I remember it being finicky with certain loads and prone to not cycling easily. The 7600 has a redesigned lug arrangement that made it much more reliable.

    As far as the AR15 mags, they typically don't feed well in bolt action rifles- not sure if they would in pumps, either.

    For $550 I'd buy one in .308 to have an extra lightweight hunting rig. IIRC, they are four-round mags.
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    Check the auction sites they're going for quite a bit more than $550

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    The 223 makes no sense to me. But the 308 would be a solid patrol option if you had to shoot an asshole thru auto glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerblue View Post
    The 7600 series were big game hunting rifles based on the design of the 870 shotgun. The one's that you were looking at are the police versions (synthetic stocks, ghost rings, etc) also based on the police-style 870's.

    The 7600 series is still very popular with hunters in PA since semi autos have been banned for hunting until very recently. My grandfather hunted with an older 760 Gamemaster for most of his adult life and I remember it being finicky with certain loads and prone to not cycling easily. The 7600 has a redesigned lug arrangement that made it much more reliable.

    As far as the AR15 mags, they typically don't feed well in bolt action rifles- not sure if they would in pumps, either.

    For $550 I'd buy one in .308 to have an extra lightweight hunting rig. IIRC, they are four-round mags.
    Bigger mags were available for police use; a buddy I've lost touch with who was career Military Police then civil LE was a big fan of these in his duty days and looking for more of those mags.
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    My brother transitioned from patrolling to more administrative duties. He had to trade his HK for a Rem pump 223. He says he has no issues with it.

    I think they are kind of neat, but would prefer even a Mini 14 to a pump gun as an officer.

    Andy

    EDIT - P.S. I think they are neat because I like pump action rifles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyLate View Post
    I think they are kind of neat, but would prefer even a Mini 14 to a pump gun as an officer.
    No doubt. If you're shooting a 223 long gun, it might as well have some capacity and autoloading.
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    My previous comment from this thread: https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...Remington-7615

    Quote Originally Posted by ST911
    There should be a few threads with user experiences here. I know they've been discussed.

    In short, they don't hold up well, have questionable reliability, and are a bit heavy and unwieldy.

    The primary merit of the design is the direct crossover between the 870 and 7615. Thought to simplify and abbreviate transition training to patrol rifles from (or in addition to) 870s, their time had already come and gone when they were brought to market. Now, they are a bit of a football bat collecting dust on gunstore used shelves.

    Remington had some trouble giving them away. When you consider that the only thing cheaper than a cop is two cops, that's rather significant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt C. View Post
    Check the auction sites they're going for quite a bit more than $550
    I took your advice, poked around on several auction sites and found that even used both Police models sell from $1-2k
    The next morning was an off day so I went down and bought them both, $1055 and out the door

    No clue what I'm going to do with them but at minimum I can flip them, maybe sell one and keep the other for free?
    Either way they intrigue me for some reason so I'll mess around with them for a bit before deciding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Bigger mags were available for police use; a buddy I've lost touch with who was career Military Police then civil LE was a big fan of these in his duty days and looking for more of those mags.

    Yes I found US made 10 round magazines for the 308, and the other takes AR magazines which I just bought a bunch of.

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