Remington 770 in .243?


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Col. Plink
December 10, 2009, 12:00 PM
What's the reputation on these? Looking at one for my nephews in .243 for around $250 (round count around 25). Thoughts? Thanks!

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Huntin'Gun
December 10, 2009, 12:05 PM
Here's the reputation on these:
WORST GUNS ON THE MARKET!
Whether or not that reputation is deserved is a matter of debate.
I would never buy one, and I'd try to talk anyone I know out of buying one.
Buy a Marlin XS7 in .243. Similar price for a much better rifle.

bpl
December 10, 2009, 12:09 PM
Instead, buy a Stevens 200, Marlin XL7 or XS7, maybe even a Mossberg at that price point. I'd probably go with the Stevens as its the easiest to upgrade (trigger, stock, new barrel, etc as needed/wanted). The 770 (and older 710) are crap.

Col. Plink
December 10, 2009, 01:50 PM
Thanks, I was concerned I'd heard something similar...

natman
December 11, 2009, 02:42 AM
Here's the reputation on these:
WORST GUNS ON THE MARKET!
Whether or not that reputation is deserved is a matter of debate.
I would never buy one, and I'd try to talk anyone I know out of buying one.
Buy a Marlin XS7 in .243. Similar price for a much better rifle.
Emphatic +1.

The 770 is the worst made centerfire bolt action currently on the market. Worse than the Mossberg.

The Marlin XS7 is vastly superior. Other contenders worth considering would be the Stevens 200 or Howa 1500/Weatherby Vanguard.

rangerruck
December 11, 2009, 11:30 AM
I like the older version, the 710, and the last 2 years they were made, they upgraded the bolt/receiver parts, plus the stock was excellently made, for painting. the 770's though... I am thinking of warm throw up... a little...
in my mouth...

the mossberg 4x4, is a much better choice- there is an excellent pic in my newest hunting mag, with a dude, who is using a 4x4, with a synth stock, with the salt and pepper laminate look to it. it has the cut out part in the buttstock; it is in 300 winmag, and the rifle weighs about 6.7 pounds total, with scope. He is posing on a mountainside, with a big white sheep he just poked. The salt/pepper laminate look makes it blend in to the background, very well. So are the choices listed above, I would also look at the new t/c offering, and the smith/wesson I bolt. The marlins seem to be heavily favored for an entry level rifle right now, and if you can spend up to about 300 or 350 on a new rifle, i would really look at the entry level Wetherby's... double tough to beat with their features.

Uncle Mike
December 11, 2009, 02:17 PM
You have heard the saying 'I'd rather have a sister in a hoe house than a brother shooting a Remington 770'...well there is a lot of truth to that.

Not to bash anyone's rifle, but IF there is ANY way to circumvent this....

Check out the Stevens 200 or the Marlin X-7 series.

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