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Remington 770

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gunnerpalace, Aug 18, 2007.

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  1. Gunnerpalace

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    So (see main forum for the AR piece) I returned from Gander Mountain and I handled a Remington 770, and you guys thought the 710 was junk I ran the bolt on this thing and it was so plasticy feeling I thought I was going to break it, It had a nice scope but to me the 710 feels better built than this one and it was a 30-30 I cant imagine if you shot a 300 Win Mag on that thing probably break the plastic stock. And they are charging 400.00 or so for it :what: If anything I would rather get a 710 than this rifle.
     
  2. rantingredneck

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    Spend 350.00-400.00 on a 700 ADL (while they last) and another 150.00 on a Nikon Prostaff scope. You'll be much happier in the long run.
     
  3. Chawbaccer

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    Today's Cabela's flyer has Ruger MKII various calibers for $439, Rem 700 WIth youth and full size stock in 270 and '06 for $419 after $30 mail in rebate. For another 50 bucks you can get the same scope the package guns have on them.
     
  4. jhagberg

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    IMHO, the 770 is a solid deal for the money..

    I found the 770 for $329 at WalMart.

    I scoured the internet for weeks looking for reviews of the 770 and found few posts by actual 770 owners. It's just too new to have many reviews out there. Many people ragged on the 710 and had bad things to say about the 770 being just another edition of a cheaply made firearm. I don't tend to take peoples opinions based on heresay very seriously and recommend you do the same.

    Mostly due to price and the fact that I wouldn’t feel bad about camouflaging a cheap rifle, I bought one a few weeks ago (.243) and took it to an outdoor range for sighting-in.

    My first impression after taking it out of the box and racking the bolt a few times was that yes, the bolt is pretty sloppy and sticky. I was somewhat disappointed but decided to postpone my opinion until I cleaned it and could see how it shot.

    After a thorough cleaning and lubricating everything, the bolt definitely felt a lot better but still wasn’t phenomenal. At the range a buddy and I put 30 rounds through it with decent success. The scope wasn’t bad at all. My groups were consistently in the 1.5 MOA range. I think I could do better if I let the barrel cool down more between shots and also, I used several different brands of ammunition (Winchester, Remington, Federal)

    My overall impression is that I’m going to like this rifle just fine and wouldn't hesitate buying one if I had to do it all over again. Bottom line is that if you want a silky smooth sniper rifle that will drive nails then save up your money and go buy one. If you want an inexpensive rifle that is plenty accurate and reliable enough to hunt with, then the 770 is a fine choice.

    One last thing I will say about the 770 is that it has a few noisy bits that could get you caught on the stalk. I'm planning on wrapping the detachable magazine a few times with black electrical tape to tighten it up and reduce jiggle noise. The safety makes quite a loud *CLICK* as you push it to the fire position. I will likely pad that a bit while I'm tinkering. The last noise maker results at the interface between plastic stock and the front swivel on my sling. That will need some attention before I can sneak up on anything with ears.
     
  5. JohnMcD348

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    I just happened to be at WalMart this evening and noticed they had a 770 with scope in the rack for about 330.00. I am in the market for a 700 but was kinda interested in the 770, since it came with a scope already, and it has a detachable magazine. I was wondering how it really compares with the 700.
     
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    How about that new stock though, isn't it just ugly as sin?
     
  7. ohman11

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    I got one of these from walmart for 300 plus tax. I am not big on Tuperware guns but this one is starting to grow on me. I can easily do 1 inch groups with this rifle at 100 yards. This is a .270 BTW
     
  8. Ash

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    No new stocks are available. While it is the 770, it is fundamentally the same rifle as the 710 other than the significant stock change. Those who have one have a capable rifle. But it is a dead-end and, so, is not really an "entry level" rifle per se. The Stevens is cheaper and you can do just about anything you want with it down the road. With the 770, you have what you have and that's it. With it being more expensive than the Stevens and Mossberg 100ATR and on par with the Savage 110, it still remains the lesser of the options available while not being a particularly good deal.

    Ash
     
  9. Schleprok62

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    For the money, you'd be better off buying either the Stevens Model 200, the Mossberg ATR 100, or the Marlin XL7. Depending on what caliber you're wanting... The Stevens offers the largest variety...
     
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  10. Gunnerpalace

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    I didn't expect thread necronism this morning,

    Thanks for all the advice, I'm looking at a Weatherby Vanguard (Sub-MOA one) at this point in time. I ran the bolt on the 770 and thought I would break it.
     
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    If I am shopping for a budget rifle, one of those three will go home with me.
     
  12. Ash

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    I like the Mossberg, but really I would probably recommend the Stevens because you can do so much with it down the road. The other two are great rifles, with the Mossy being evolved from the Howa 1500. All three have barrel nuts, so theoretically you could rebarrel any of them at home.

    Ash
     
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    I'm not a big fan of the 710/770---BUT--- for the guy that fires a few sight-in groups and a shot or 2 at Bambi every year--they wouldn't really be a bad choice.

    A box of shells a year for 20 years is only 400 rounds---I would expect it would last at least that long---probably longer.
     
  14. Ash

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    Yeah, they'll last that long. But, it's like a Craftsman being the same price as a K-Mart Benchtop wrench. Yeah, the Benchtop would work just fine for the average shade-tree who changes the oil on his car 4 times a year. However, at the same price, the Craftsman is so much better. What would be worse, though, would be the Craftsman pliers made in China. You can get some pretty decent American-made Channellock's for the same price, so why buy the name when it isn't as good as others for the same price?

    The Stevens is cheaper yet better than the 710/770. Even if rarely shot, the hunter would still be better off buying the Stevens rather than spending a premium on Remington's name.

    Ash
     
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    today's manufacturing

    I'm actually considering two of the, one in .308, and one in 300 WM.

    Something that occurs to me, is that way back when Remington introduced the 788, by comparison, wasn't it a 'throw-away' gun? It was supposed to be the bargain basement of the 700 series, and ended up out-shooting the 700, right? The bolt felt all flimsy when you opened it, but when you closed it, those 9 lugs just worked real well.

    Another thing to consider: Today's 'entry level' is going to surpass yesteryears best, when it comes to manufacturing technology and tolerances. (think of the v-6 cars that now put out well over 300 hp, and go for 200K, and back in the 60's and 70's it needed to be a healthy and tuned v-8, that needed a rebuild by 100k)

    Now, I'm not saying the 770 is the next 788, or that it will outshoot the flagship of today's lineup, but for sub $500, for a rifle, scope, rings, mounts, is that not a reasonable deal?

    Sure, I'm more than willing to accept the 770 is at the limits of what it can do, out of the box, but I'm not a smithy.

    But, it could also be a total piece of junk, and fall apart after 50 rounds. Is there a smithy that could share an opinion on the product?

    I have not made the decision on what platform to purchase. But so far, I'm not ruling out the 770.
     
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    I bought the 770 last August for deer in .270 win, and didn't even bother using it. After sighting the thing in, I had a passionate hatred toward the sticky trigger and the ridiculous bolt and magazine that got stuck after almost every shot. I instead took a Parker Hale .243 out and got my three mulies.

    To any thinking of buying the Remington 770, DON'T! It's the worst decision I ever made. I'm selling it as a first gun to a good friend of mine, only because he's short for cash and needs a gun for deer this year.
     
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    some friend you are schwartzy haha jk
     
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    The Stevens 200 or Marlin XS / XL 7 are FAR better rifles.

    The 770 has a little bit better looking stock than the 710, but that's not hard. Mechanically it appears to be the same crude junk the 710 was. Don't buy one.
     
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    If you really want a cheap rifle and don't care if you are disappointed, go ahead and buy the 770. I think many people hate them because they want thier toys to perform, and an extra $150 is nickles and dimes in comparison to the quality you are purchasing. If the scope seems good to you, that's great. Personally, I would rather spend the money and not be disappointed or have trouble seeing the target.
     
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    Look at my signature, and then look no further for another rifle!
     
  21. garza

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    I have one in 7mm rem. mag. It kills stuff just like other rifles. :D I haven't missed anything with it yet. But I do want something of better quality & am thinking of selling my 770 to buy something else.
     
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    I had a friend that had one in .300 win mag. The scope that came on it wouldn't hold zero from the kick of the rifle. He finally took the scope off and put it on a .22 magnum and it worked fine on that. However, on the .300 it would lose zero after a few shots.

    He ended up selling the rifle not all that long after he got it as he didn't like how hard it kicked. I can't say I was impressed with the quality when looking over it.

    However, I can say another friend has a Savage .243 bolt action he bought for not much more as a package deal at Wal-Mart and I was pretty impressed with the quality of it. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I was in the market.

    As said above why would you even consider a 770 when there are way better guns for cheaper?
     
  23. Marshhawk

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    My.02 on the 770

    Here is my take. I do not own one. But I saw a youngster at the range with one in 270 win. First it was to much gun for him in 270.Thats not the guns fault.

    I offered to shoot it with my own ammo as I was sighting in a TC Venture I had in 270. He could not hold a 5 inch group at 50 yards because he was afraid of the gun.

    I have to say I honestly would not give 200 dollars for this gun. Its trigger was horrible, bolt felt like someone had dumped a pound of sand into it. Rounds would not always going into the chamber. The magazine had a sloppy fit and the front half of the cartridge moved around alot in it.

    I would say at best its a 2-2.5 moa gun at least the one he had.


    And yes I can shoot better then 2-2.5 moa:) Shot under .75 moa in the Venture with factory rounds and under .60 with my first attempt at handloads for the Venture.

    As others suggested I would recommend the Stevens or Marlin. One of the local stores here( WI) Had Marlins on sale for 279.00 which IMO is ALOT more gun for the money and a much better gun.

    I guess I don't understand in todays society with all the info online available why someone would spend their money on junk IMO just because it says Remington on it.

    BTW I also let the youngman(13) shoot my 243 Icon and at 100yards after he realized it wouldn't beat him up he shot a respectable group.

    Bill/WI
     
  24. Mr. T

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    What's happened to Remington?

    I have to ask, what has happened to Remington? They used to be a company that produced quality; now they're just interested in competing with the lower level market. The 870 express is a functional gun for the money, but it is definitely not the heirloom that the wingmaster is; the new Remington Model 700's are no where near the quality of the older Remington 700's -- trust me I've been looking closely at these! They cheapened the 7400 from the 740, etc. etc. Remington used to be a close competitor to Browning, Benelli, etc. Maybe not quite up to par, but close enough that if you wanted to purchase a quality firearm and still save some money, you could do it. Now they have just gone to the dumps with their quality. I'm disappointed with the new stuff they have. You basically are getting "throw away" guns, not heirlooms!:banghead:
     
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    You buy a Weatherby Vangaurd and you'll never be dissapointed.
     
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