Remington 770


March 16, 2008, 11:40 AM
Does anyone have any experience with these rifles? I'm looking for a deer rifle and have been looking at it. Also any comparison between 7mm Rem mag vs. .30-06...recoil, flatness of trajectory, range, etc. Thanks

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March 16, 2008, 12:04 PM
Buy a used Rem 700 or Ruger 77 in 30-06. I know you asked about the 770 (710), and I have one and like mine- it was a gift and is very accurate, but even if all you could get for the same price was a beater 700 it would still be the better option. Even if you have to live with a cheap scope for a while to afford the upgrade, it's worth it. Scopes of a similar quality to that on the 770 can be had for very little, so don't let that sway you. Also, don't be afraid to buy used. A lot of guys looking for their first rifle figure they don't know enough to pick out a good used gun, but it's really not difficult. Most used rifles that haven't been altered from the factory, haven't been abused or neglected, and have good barrels will shoot fine. There is also no guarantee that a new rifle will function and shoot well either. Factory support for new and used rifles tends to be very good.

30-06 vs 7mm, yeah, the 7 will shoot a bit flatter but to shoot long range you still need to know your rifle and load, and know the exact range of your target. For all practical purposes, the trajectory will not be an issue while hunting. What will be an issue is noise, recoil, and ammunition cost where the 7mm has a real disadvantage.

March 16, 2008, 12:56 PM
I would say this; if you want a hunting rifle, that can be a beater, and throw it around in the back of the vehicle, not worried about rust, or beating up in the woods, then this will do just fine. IT actually has a very nice recoil pad on it, and i shot one that had sights, which nowadays is a nice bonus. I fired a dudes' stainless nickel model in 30.06, and another guy's in 7mag, because they were new to the rifle game, and could not figure out how to zero a scope, so i taught them. Both shot sub moa groups at 100 yds, and the 30.06 put all 5 holes touching at 100, but you could tell the groups were about to open up, and the bbl was getting hot. So a bench shooter or plinker they are not, unless you would take up to 1 full minute between shots.
Again, they are ugly , and not too much money, and you never know how accurate one will be , off of their economy line, but as a hunting rifle, I would have no probs using one with a simple 6x fix power scope, or a decent 3x9.

March 17, 2008, 02:57 PM
For the money, I suggest having a look the Savage/Stevens model 200. More reliable, easily as accurate.

March 17, 2008, 06:03 PM
And the Stevens is $100-$200 cheaper than the Remington 770.


March 17, 2008, 06:11 PM
In addition to the Stevens, the new Marlin looks nice, though I haven't tried it.

The basic Howas and Vanguards are 700-quality rifles for 770-level prices. The Howa-action rifles are products you should check out before buying a 770. Or a 700.

March 17, 2008, 08:35 PM
I purchased a 770 Youth Model in .243 for my 12-yo daughter last year. It's purpose is to hold her over, until such time that she can grow into the sport. It's extremely accurate (1.2 MOA) with regular Remington 100 gr Core-Lokts. It's not a top shelf rifle, but it's reasonably well made, and accurate. For the record, I accidently stumbled across it at Wal-Mart on clearance, plus the Remington rebate. I ended up getting into it for $239. At that price I just couldn't pass it up.

March 17, 2008, 08:40 PM
yes, I read a complete couple of write ups on the new marlin bolt rifle, not only are they going to come in cheap, but they have some really good mfgr parts, and quality controls to them, with a couple of unique little bits going on with the bolt, and they put on the bbls, just like savage, so they will be replaceable, and acouple of other little ditties here and there. I am sure sometime soon when I see one, I will get one. Right now , they are only coming out in 3 or 5 cals I think, 270 30.06, 25.06, and maybe either 7mag or 243.

March 17, 2008, 09:12 PM
They copied two concepts from Savage, while the action looks to be an amalgamation of Howa/Vanguard/Mossberg features. I wonder where it will be made.


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