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Old 10-16-2020, 05:41 PM
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The Remington 7615 is a discontinued pump action 5.56 rifle that accepts standard AR magazines and is built on the chassis of a Remington 870 20 gauge pump shotgun. A few years ago they could be had on the used market for about $500 to $600. This photo from the internet:



Recently closed online auctions at Gunbroker show them selling at upwards of $1,400.
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I have never seen one of those before. Pretty cool.
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Other than the use of easy to find & cheap AR magazines, does this rifle offer any other benefits over the standard 760 series rifles? Was the use of a modified 20ga 870 action different or better than what standard model Remington centerfire pumps of that time frame were using?

The reason I ask is I believe, at least at one time, high cap magazines were available for the standard 760 pumps, and that might be a more cost effective answer.

I remember when they first come out, and were not big sellers. Times have changed...

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Panicky Petes betting on a semi-auto ban. Seems kind of silly - if the guns get banned the mags will, too.

I have an older 760 in 30/06 with the regular 4 rounder and a balky ten rounder. Iíve never warmed up to it.
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I thought these were cool. I think CDNN or some similar organization was selling them cheap maybe 4-5 years ago. Seems like they have gone price crazy like everything else.

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I recall seeing this gun and its 7.62 companion in the Remington LE catalog. Seem the idea behind these rifles was to serve as a patrol rifle for LE. What would be the purpose of basing it on the 870 action when the 760 was already chambered in 5.56 and 7.62, hence its 7615 designation?

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Never seen one.
When I gave a thought to maybe I want one,
Didn’t take long to realize I had waited too late!
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Other than the use of easy to find & cheap AR magazines, does this rifle offer any other benefits over the standard 760 series rifles? Was the use of a modified 20ga 870 action different or better than what standard model Remington centerfire pumps of that time frame were using?

The reason I ask is I believe, at least at one time, high cap magazines were available for the standard 760 pumps, and that might be a more cost effective answer.

I remember when they first come out, and were not big sellers. Times have changed...

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Back in 1970s when 760 & 742 were the big deal there were hi cap mags on market. I believe the name was Coyer, might be spelled wrong. I got sucked in on a 742c in 60s and I had extended mags. Both models are meat guns for close range woods hunting. For the guy who shoots a box a year. For me 5 is enough and usually load 3.
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The Rem 760 and 7600 have very smooth slide actions and being an 870 fan I always wanted one. I've heard they're very accurate but the trigger I believe is a little squishy like the 870s and definitely not like a Rem 700, being a fan of pumps I'm surprised I haven't purchased one though I've bid on several and barely missed some. I guess if semi-autos were outlawed the pump patrol rifle might appeal to me but since that's not the case I find it mainly an oddity.

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I recall seeing this gun and its 7.62 companion in the Remington LE catalog. Seem the idea behind these rifles was to serve as a patrol rifle for LE. What would be the purpose of basing it on the 870 action when the 760 was already chambered in 5.56 and 7.62, hence its 7615 designation?

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The purpose was at the time law enforcement was transitioning from shotguns to rifles.

Many/most agencies used the 870, so officers were familiar with the operation and manual of arms. It was an easier transition.

AND for the biggest reason, it did not look scary. Administrators got less push back from liberal elected/appointed officials and many in the public.

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They are neat rifles. I have both, the 308 and the 223. The reason that I bought them is because they are marked Police Rifle on the left hand side. In addition to our S&W's I also collect early Remington and Winchester Autoloading rifles and Shotguns and have a collection within that category of Police marked guns from the factory. I can not say for sure but I believe these two rifles were the first marked factory rifles in a long time. That is why I have them and they are neat. The only problem with either of them is the recoil pad on the earlier 308 is super soft and is breaking down and becoming very sticky.

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Back in 1970s when 760 & 742 were the big deal there were hi cap mags on market. I believe the name was Coyer, might be spelled wrong.
I think you're referring to "Colyer Clips." They're aftermarket mags that offer a larger round capacity than the factory mags. I've got a few of them for my Winchester Model 100.
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The 7615 is pretty popular here in Australia given the majority of shooters are banned from obtaining Semi-Auto rifles. As such, they have an "added Australia Tax" and seem to be over-priced with new ones selling for $1700 AUD (That's about $1200 USD at the current exchange rate).
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I have always loved varmint rifles, here is a pic of my Rem 760s in 222 and 223 along with a 7615 that I sold a few years ago
The 7615 was easily a sub moa shooter and was not picky with ammo
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Here is a C&P of a post concerning the 7615 that I first made in a now-defunct Kansas gun forum.

05-02-2008, 10:00

The first time that I saw this little carbine was at one of the gunshows at the Kansas Coliseum. At the time, I was intrigued with it, but thought to myself, that I'll sleep on it, then make a decision later on. I had a birthday coming up, so a few days later, I decided to get myself a present: this little Remington.
A short description of this carbine would be this: it is a scaled-down Model 760 or 7600 in 5.56mm or 223 Remington. Rather than the standard four shot magazine of the 760 series, there is a major departure, however. The 7615 accepts standard AR-15/M16 magazines. There is even an AR-style magazine release.
At first, the action was a little rough but it is starting to smoothe out, and should be butter-slick before long.
There are no gas ports to clog up so this rifle will digest anything that it is fed, even ammunition with a reputation for being dirty. Here, I am thinking of Wolf, and other Eastern European brands. I shoot Wolf quite a bit, as it is cheaper, and I hesitate to put it through my Bushie, so I use it in manually-operated rifles a lot. And I concede that I may be making too big a deal out of ths.
It is fairly lightweight, and handles well, but my rifle marksmanship is so abysmal that I cannot really give any accuracy reports. Being that it is a Remington however, accuracy in more competent hands than mine should be pretty good.
For those who are interested in a 223, but for whatever reason don't want a semi-auto, the Remington 7615 may very well fit your needs. BTW, they also make it as a standard rifle, with wood furniture, and as a turkey gun as well, with camo finish.
Mine is a police carbine, because that was what the Bullet Stop had. But it is civilian-legal. The link has a picture of what mine looks like. It is the one with the conventional-shaped stock, and the rear sights on the barrel.
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I have never seen one of those before. Pretty cool.
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I agree! I do not ever remember seeing any ads offering this rifle.
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I bought one of these right here on this forum several months ago.

Mine has different sites than the one pictured above but they were offered with a couple of different site variations.

My soft spot for Remington rifles and the occasional odd-ball stuff led me to this one. It's a great little shooter too.
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I was considering a 7615 until I handled one. Bulky, and cycling was not smooth. The trigger was fine for a shotgun but lousy for a rifle. Plus, they were going up in price dramatically and most were beat up police trades. Pass.
I then came across the Ruger American bolt action which also uses Ar15 magazines. It has a threaded barrel,an excellent trigger,and is priced right around $300. Come with a nice rail. I put an inexpensive Bushnell scope/mount on it and it shoots <2" groups at 100yds with most any ammo.
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I picked one up couple of years ago, right before
the $$$ launched.

It's a Police model, came with Wilson combat ghost ring sights,
and a deteriorating gooey recoil pad.

I can tell ya, it feels and handles like a shotgun, and it's
got a shotgun 870 trigger.

Put a new extended recoil pad on it, to get my optimum
LOP for a shotgun. It handles like shotgun, made sense
to fit to me like shotgun.

Ghost ring sight was fast and decent, but I wanted an optic,
so a Leupold "Pig Plex" got installed.

Haven't done a lot of deep dive ammo testing, but with
Remington 55 grain it's at 2 MOA, acceptable for what it is.

In the 223 realm of firearms, it's unique, and is a niche filler.
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If you are not careful, you learn a lot of stuff on this forum. Interesting rifle. All that I know about these is above, but hasn't just about every center fire firearm multiplied in price this year?
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Wilson combat ghost ring sights,

Ghost ring sight was fast and decent,

it's unique, and is a niche filler.
That's the site mine came with too along with a white dot on the front.
Previous owner installed a scope rail marked "psi-mounts.com USA 7615P".

With what little plinking I do an optic isn't needed .. yet.
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On mine the factory recoil pad became gooey and I found a replacement from Limbsaver:



I swapped the original sights for fiber optics from Tru-Glo:



I once had a low power scope mounted with low rings to a Picatinny rail that attached to the four holes at the top of the receiver, but the comb is low and it was hard to get a good cheek weld to the comb. The Tru-glo sights are at just the right height
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