The most popular were the .30-06, .270, and the .308.
Production of the Model 760 lasted until 1980 when it was replaced by a newer and tougher version, the 7600 in 1981.
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The gun my buddy used to slay that deer and many other whitetails of varying sizes like it was the same as his preferred weapon for essentially all big game around his mountain home: his well used Remington Model 760 carbine in .30-06.
Though he took most deer with one shot kills, he liked this pump action rifle because if the need arose for a second shot, the fast handling action was quicker than any bolt action and, in the hands of someone with the experience, just as fast as a semi-automatic (not to mention legal in New York state).
The company felt the lever market was saturated and what was needed was another high-velocity, fast-firing design.
A first attempt to get a jump on the lever-action rifle came in 1908 when Remington brought out the Model 8 autoloading rifle designed by John Browning. What was needed was a light, fast-repeating rifle with sleek lines.
I have contacted Remington and they confirmed that information above is correct.
A friend of mine called me up a few years back and told me to rush over to his house to look at a whitetail deer he shot.
American shooters and hunters—with their insatiable appetite for whatever is bigger and faster—clamored after the lever-guns.