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Remington 700 & 770

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ArchAngelCD, Jun 13, 2008.

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  1. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    From everything I've read about the Remington 700 it's a very accurate rifle, maybe the most accurate. My son is looking to buy a rifle and was looking at both the Rem 700 and Rem 770. I did a lot of looking around on the NET and can't seem to find out what the differences are between the two.

    Can anyone tell me the differences between the Rem 700 and Rem 770? Is the 770 as accurate an action as the 700?

    Thank you...
     
  2. v8stang289

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    The 770 is the upgrade of remingtons 710, and is basically a cheap package gun from what I can tell. You can search for reviews on the 710 and you will get mixed reviews, some claim it is fine while others say it is junk. I personally have no experience with the 770 or the 710, but I have a 700 ADL and it is a fine rifle.

    All I can say is with the proven track record of the 700 and all its aftermarket support, I think the 700 would be a better choice.
     
  3. Ash

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    They are completely different actions. The 770/710 uses a bolt which locks directly into a barrel which is hydraulically pressed into a mild-steel receiver. The 700 uses a bolt which locks into an ordnance-steel receiver and a screwed-in barrel.

    There is not a whole lot of difference in the price between a low end 700ADL and a 770, but the 700 is a far better rifle.

    Ash
     
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    I'd avoid the 710/770s and buy a Savage - in fact I've done that several times already.

    Yes, I own Remmy 700s. Three to be exact. A 300 RUM, .270 and a VLS in .22-250. The .270 was a pre-1982 model and I did the mod to allow the bolt to open with the safety engaged. The other two are newer and had that feature from the factory.
     
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    I would say the bone stock 770 is probably on par with a bone stock 700, as far as accuracy goes. To give them credit, they do not have a reputation for being poor shooters.

    Ash
     
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    I throw a +1 for the Rem 700. Have no complaints with mine.
     
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    I too would get the 700...and I did. I have a 700 CDL in .30-06. I'm getting a 700 VLS in .308.
     
  8. 700ForLife

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    Have a 700 in 30.06. It is a tack driver. Great rifle. Did put some after market things into it though.
     
  9. marineman

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    Go with the 700. It is a proven rifle and the action on which the U.S. military's sniper rifles (M-24 and M-40) are based. Also, the Winchester model 70 is another winner if he wants an option other than the 700.
     
  10. Bartkowski

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    What ash said pretty much sums it up. The 700 is a quality rifle for a reasonable price. Whereas 770's are cheap and cheaply made, yet accurate rifles.
     
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    Remington 700 Stainless Special .308 5-R Milspec Barrel

    Depends on your budget, but the Remington 700 Stainless Special .308 5-R with the Milspec Barrel is the probably the flagship model. Approx $1000. I've seen it out shoot $3000 rifles with no problem. Do a search on this forum and you'll find all the info you need. Or check out this review http://www.snipercountry.com/InReviews/Rem_M700_StainlessSpecial5RMilspec.asp
     
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    Good advice and true as you can get. I have a 700 in 30-06 and have shot a couple of 710/770. No comparison as far as the quality of the guns. The 700 is a much better rifle.

    The 710/770 are OK but after having bought a Savage and a Mossberg for my two boys I would go that route before the 710/770. That said, if you find one for a steal then they do work and shoot straight, just don't have the feel of a quality rifle. BTW I got both the Savage and the Mossy slightly used at pawn shops for $225 each.

    Earlier this spring I found a 710 in 30-06, with a 3x9 Bushnell scope at a pawn shop, got it for $160 out the door but I got it for an extra hunting rifle to use when my nephew, one of my buddies, or one of my in-laws comes up to hunt. It shoots pretty straight and I am not to worried about it getting skinned up. BTW if I had to shoot it much I would still give the extra money to buy a used Savage, Stevens, Mossy, etc.
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    I like Savage rifles. Which model Savage would you say is most accurate in a 30-06? Would it match the accuracy of the Remington 700?

    I was looking at a Savage Model 111GCNS which has wood stocks, a detachable box magazine and that great Savage AccuTrigger. How well would that stack up against a Rem. 700 rifle?
     
  14. Ash

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    The Savage will stack up nicely against the Remington. It really is the same thing as which is better, a Ford F150 or a Chevy C-1500. If you like the Savage, get it. They are generally very accurate and aftermarket support is superb. There are more options for the Remington, but Savage has such a large following the options are increasing. The big advantage of the Savage is that you really can change out the barrel yourself. I did it myself and it worked great.

    Ash
     
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    The Remington 710 is "disrespected" so much by everybody that It won't get to be a commercial success. Resale value will be poor too.

    Spend the extra to get a 700 or get a Savage for $450-500 that can probably out shoot a non-tweaked 700.
     
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    700 ftw
     
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    Ash has pretty much said it all. It is really just a matter of preferences. I have owned more Remmingtons than Savages but I don't see much difference in the two as far as bang for your buck!
     
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