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My wife bought a slightly used Remington 7600 30-06 for me this summer for my first hunting season. From what I can tell, she made a good choice and paid a fair price. Anyway, it looks like it came out of the box except for the decent Nikon Bushmaster scope that he installed.

2 questions. I am a gun noob so bear with me. I am going to need to install sling mounts if I want to get a sling, correct? Slings don't come with mounts, right? Is this something I can do or should I have someone else do it? Can I buy them online or from some place like Dick's?

Second, anybody have one that can recommend other accessories? My primary use will be hunting deer.

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If it has a wood stock and you aren't totally clueless, you can drill pilot holes so the screws of the sling swivel studs won't tear things up. You'll need to buy the screw in type studs, and maybe swivels; often studs come with swivels; and some slings come with the sling swivels already attached; but no studs. It is easy, but take your time, and make sure they are where you want them BEFORE you drill holes. Also, make sure you get studs that will allow your swivels to fit, they usually are all the same, but rarely they are different sizes.
If you get the type with the white plastic spacer, go easy on them when you screw them in, the plastic will crack...I know. :-[
 

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update:
Called the local gun shop. That's one type he won't install the screws on because he said with the gloss finish (synthetic stock) they are prone to chipping and they are hard to get in straight without a jig. Anyone have any experience with that? He also said it was a kit with a barrel band? The Uncle Mikes I was looking at doesn't seem to have a band (http://www.tjgeneralstore.com/rifle_swivels.htm - Uncle Mikes Swivel Set for 760 and 7600).
 

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Aha...that will be easier...the front one is a machine screw that mounts to a hole in the front of the gas tube or pump area. You'll need to put the rear one in the wood with the screw, and it MIGHT chip if it has the thick glossy finish. The basic thinner type of non gloss should be OK. The trick is going straight in to the correct place, which is hard by hand; that's why they use a jig.

They get strange at some LGS because of the liability, don't want some idiot upset if they make a small scratch, and the darn things ARE small and tend to be a little fussy to make perfect... but it isn't that big a deal if you aren't too crazy about the museum quality aspects of your rifle. :D
 

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If you take it to a competent g/smith he'll be able to do it.If you DYI get some epoxy to put in the hole otherwise if moisture gets in the hole it'll ruin your stock,eventually.
 

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hi
just bought my son a 35 yr old 760 in -06
the fore runner of your gun
it had less than a box of shells thru it
was a wall hanger
absolutely beautiful shape
i think he will enjoy it
it had the band type sling mount
 
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