That slight rattle is because foreend must be loose to pump & that definitely results in a less accurate gun. Fine for close shots but why i'd never buy one. I'd go lever if quick follow up shots a concern but bolt action best imoAnd I agree with staying away from the 760 or 7600. I used a 760 in PA for many years. But the fore end on these pumps has a slight rattle. That rattle cost me a chance at a trophy buck a few years ago. Switched to a Rem 700 bolt, 30:06, very happy with it.
Drop down to 2 3/4 rounds...no need for the 3" . The advantage is minimal& not worth the hassle finding them & the expense...If you looking for a new bolt gun I would go with a savage they light years ahead of remingtion and Winchester. Pumps or levers you will want older models cause Marlin and remingtion making trash right now.
Its all personal taste you hunting a thick swamp no need for a 300 mag. Use a pump gun in 308 or a lever in 45-70. Just as if you was sitting over a cut corn field I would not want my lever in my hands.
Long stiry you want one rifle buy a older model remingtion 7600 in 3006. You can kill every thing
ps my savage 220 twenty gauge kicks harder then my savage bear hunter in 338 magnum with a muzzy break as long as the mags have a break they ok
def not accurate enough to deer hunt with right ??That slight rattle is because foreend must be loose to pump & that definitely results in a less accurate gun. Fine for close shots but why i'd never buy one. I'd go lever if quick follow up shots a concern but bolt action best imo