|Ghost, Pump guns are not as accurate as a single shot or a bolt action rifle, but in skilled hands they are shoot fairly well. Seeing as how you will be shooting it, the deer in Maine need not be worried. Ha Ha!
Are you going to put a good set of peep sights on this gun? I am seriously considering purchasing a 7600 in 270 or 30-06 to use in Maine. We will have to get together and come up with a way to practice running shots on deer.
Looks like me and ghost are going to be buddies, so I wanted to help you out with this post.
I don't know anyone here, so I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings here. But jr520 you are wrong about pump rifles. Who ever gave you your information doesn't know much about guns.
When comparing actions, bolt, lever and pump's. Yes, abolt action is more accurate - at 1,000 plus yards.
But at 100 - 300 yards, a pump action is probably more accurate than a bolt action. A pump action is made from STEEL , it is less likely to warp, move or be affected by the weather.
I read that article in a old issue of American Rifleman. If there was something erronious about that information, I am sure that one of thier 1 million members would have disputed it.
I highly doubt if you would notice 1/8 of 1 inch at 100 yards while hunting in the woods. Nor could you outshoot me with a .270 or 30-06 at 100 or 200 yards. But if you would like to try, you are welcome to come to my place any day of the week and we will see if it is true or not.
I didn't want to step on any toe's here or cause any hard feeling. I mearly wanted to point out to you that you are wrong.