Remington 710 ????


August 24, 2009, 03:15 PM
Fellow just gave me a "like new"Remington model 710 in 30.06. in lieu of some money owed. I have shot a 700 for years in .308, and enjoy the rifle, so not new to Remmy's. I need some help on this one folks. Think it was manufactured in "2004", plastic stock, plastic trigger gaurd( yuk) mag fed--the thing looks to be brand new. I know remington isn't going to put out junk just to pacify the "cheapo" crowd, but this one has me worried a bit.. What have I got, and can it be "enhanced" ?? Thanks:confused:

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August 24, 2009, 03:19 PM
I have no firsthand experience with the 710 but have heard its not as good as the 700. I have a friend that has hunted with one and likes it, but he's not a gun guy and wouldnt really know the difference so I dont take his opinion terribly serious.

August 24, 2009, 03:24 PM
know remington isn't going to put out junk just to pacify the "cheapo" crowd, but this one has me worried a bit..


I can't believe this was posted by someone with a 710 in their hands. Take a GOOD look at how this rifle is made and post that again with a straight face

can it be "enhanced"

Yes it can in fact be greatly enhanced.....By trading it in on a Marlin xl7 or a stevens 200

I'm curious; Just how much money was owed to you?

August 24, 2009, 06:35 PM
I would say the fellow who gave you the rifle got the better end of the deal.

August 24, 2009, 08:23 PM
Remington does put out plenty of junk imo just look at the 770 series. As well as all the other problems most people are having with all the 870 Expresses.

Anyway, as to that rifle it's not a 700 nor is it the quality of a 700 however, they are supposed to shoot pretty good groups and be okay rifles. Superior to the 770 series that replaced them. From everything I've read they are basically guns that once you wear them out you just replace them. Not something like a 700 that will last several lifetimes easily but they are what they are. A cheap hunting rifle that does just fine at hunting. I think they were around $330 or so at Wal-Mart with a scope when new.

August 24, 2009, 08:30 PM
Basically I think the 710 was made to satisfy walmart's demand for a lower priced product. Remington delivered but at the cost of a lesser product.

Having said all that - I will never, ever turn down a free gun.

August 24, 2009, 09:53 PM
To KROCHUS: 2 bills!;)

August 25, 2009, 03:23 AM
Ok. Ok. Ok. As a guy who OWNs a 710 in 30-06 I will say this... It was my first center-fire rifle purchase. I was youngish, wanted a 30-06, mostly for the name. Didn't know a lot about guns then but knew I wanted that caliber and as cheaply as possible. Would I buy a cheap, package deal gun again... no! Here's why and why not:

It was cheap

30-06 :)

Scope isn't that bad even when 45 degrees outside @ 75% humidity

1 MOA on a cold barrel


Decent poor-mans rifle for white-tail hunting

Cheaply built. One of those proprietary deals where it resembles the 700 but doesn't quite function the same way.

As the barrel heats up, accuracy drops. I can go from 1 MOA to 1.5 MOA in about 8 rounds.

Replacement parts only available from the manufacturer

Limited support on replacing above mentioned parts

I still love it. I don't know why. Maybe it's the way it hurts my shoulder :) I've shot superior rifles and they are nice but I still like my beater. Do I regret my purchase... no. Would I do it again.... no. I wouldn't sell it to anyone but I might trade it to settle a debt. It's good for hunting because if it takes you more than 8 rounds to drop an animal then you need to seek help from your friends, so the barrel heating issue shouldn't worry you.

Hope this was helpful

August 25, 2009, 12:02 PM
I personally liked the 710; but for painting reasons, the stocks are just begging for a paint job, and they have a nice , tacky bumpy surface.
Now then, the prob you will have is the bolt, it is a multi piece, and may have a hard nylon part, or two , on it. also the bolt rails may be nylon. remmy was trying to make cheaper parts, but they forgot some basic rules of Physics; slide two parts togethter, make them as slick as you wanna. But two parts,made of differing material, sliding together , resting together, whatever toghether, and eventually they will get sticky, tacky, magnetick-y, frictiony, together, no matter what you do. So then, what do we do with yours? Nothing, it is a good rifle, will shoot well, small groups. just don't think of it as a fast repeater shooting rifle, and don't shoot tons of rounds through it like a bench shooter. If this is your hunting rifle, and you don't want to rack it real hard or fast, on follow up shots, then you will be just fine. And really, don't you just wanna paint the crap outta that stock, and and add some weird ghillie stuff to it, and maybe some burlap strappings?

August 25, 2009, 12:08 PM
Oh yeah, if you got one in the last year or two they were made, they actually dropped the nylon parts, and went to all steel, and steel rails, and it was absolutely fab, but by then, it had a bad reputation, so remmy killed it off the next year, and went with the 770. The 770.

THE 770!!!!

oop... taste.... smack.... little throw up,,,, burpage.

Now then, the 770, I don't know if they kept the improved materials aspect
from the 710, and I have shot a 770, s'matter of fact, zero'd in a dudes brand new one in Stainless- 30.06. and it was sub moa with factory crap.
But the look of this rifle, the feel of this rifle, THE HORROR....

Art Eatman
August 25, 2009, 04:40 PM
As near as I can tell, they're great for the type of hunter who checks his sight-in and then only shoots a deer or two during the season. No reason for the rifle not to last a lifetime under those conditions. So, it's reasonably seen as a "poor guy's meat getter".

On a percentage of all shooters basis, there are a helluva lot more occasional shooters of that sort than there are afficianados like us. Live with it...

September 7, 2009, 03:14 PM
I had a friend who needed some extra cash and sold me his 710 for 250 brand new. I've never really believed in "cheap" guns but this one worked out perfect for me to start learning a little gunsmithing on. Great gun to just have around for a friend to barrow when I want a shooting or hunting partner.
I welded a couple of magazines together to get nine rnds., made a muzzle brake, added a bi-pod and new optics, cut-in some vents in the foregrip to help cool the barrel, and gave it a paint job. The trigger was already set at about two pnds. Looks great and shoots well enough.

September 7, 2009, 03:16 PM
they were about 300 bucks back in 04. a savage 111 for the same price is a much better gun ive shot both

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