Re: Swivel attachment on new Remington 7600 pump
The older guns had a fixed action tube with a non-moving cap so the screw for a sling swivel could be put into the cap, resulting in a strong attachment that would stay put. But the newer guns have a short tube and the screw that holds on the foreend moves with the foreend. That setup makes for a lighter and easier to use rifle, but the foreend setup is not strong enough to attach the sling swivel. That is why the swivels for those newer guns use a barrel band, and I suggest you use that method of attachment. Also, if the sling swivel is attached to the moving foreend, the sling will flop around as the action is worked and make operating the rifle difficult.