Re: Remington 760
Most Remington 760's came from the factory drilled and tapped on the top of the receiver for a scope mount. Only the first few years of production in the early to mid 50's came without these holes. NOW, there are a couple different ways to look at this - the ones without factory holes are relatively uncommon. IMHO, since the 760s and 7600s are EVERYWHERE, it will quite possibly cost you LESS to sell the current one to someone who WANTS a "no holes" one for a collection, and purchase another used one with the holes already in it. If you have a 'Smith drill and tap the 4 holes it will need, it will cost you around $80-$100 to do so. Unless the "no holes" rifle you already have is in very poor cosmetic condition, or you got it for a real "steal" of a price, paying to have it drilled and tapped seems to be "throwing away" more $. Just my personal thoughts. I am sure that there are other opinions and perspectives that you will find on here, if you give everyone a few days to respond.