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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rickyford2, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. rickyford2

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    ANy one???

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  3. Jim Watson

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    If all I wanted to do was go hunting with a factory rifle AND if the Mossberg was a good deal less expensive, I am sure it would do fine.
    But I am a target shooter and there is more "stuff" and experience with the Remington than anything else on the market.
     
  4. Thernlund

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    I'd go the Remington.


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    Thanks.

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    Pretty sure it means that if your looking for a good gun, at a good price, thats good enough for hunting, the Mossberg will do the trick.If you are willing to spend the extra money, and are looking for a more accurate gun for target shooting, longer range hunting, or just plain want a more accurate gun,with more aftermrket mods/ability to be accurized easily, get the 700.Seemed fairly clear to me......and didnt even need the F-bomb to figure it out...
     
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    jrfoxx

    Thanks for the detale and sorry about the F-bomb

    Ricky
     
  8. High Planes Drifter

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    The Remington 700 is the ubiqutous bolt action. Its as common as the 870 shotgun, or the 10/22 Ruger. There are more aftermarket accesories available (barrels, aftermarket stocks, and such), more 'smiths tinker with them, and so on. Also, the 700 is supposed to be a more accurate action. I cant tell you if it is or isnt, scince I dont target shoot; I only hunt with mine.

    If you're only going to hunt with the rifle, I'd buy whatever was on sale; either one of them is certainly accurate enough for that purpose.
     
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    What it means, Ricky, is that there is a big difference in a rifle that shoots "minute of deer", and one that shoots sub "minute of angle".
     
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    What is minute of deer and sub minute of angle?


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    It's been answered three times.
     
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    It sounds like you really need to study up on the topic before you purchase anything. Hang around these forums for awhile and do some Internet searches for rifle topics.


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  13. Silvanus

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    Mossberg = accurate enough
    Remington = more accurate

    You get it now? :banghead:
     
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    I would recomend you buy the Mosseberg.

    That way you can figure out all about shooting and rifles with it and then upgrade to the Remington later on. If you figure out the Mossy is good enough for you then you will have saved the money that you would have spent on the Remington.
     
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    If the word "target" is on your plans, more folks would suggest for you to buy the Remington.
     
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    The remington is a better gun. The mossberg is still nice.
     
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    'Better' is completely subjective. First you need to figure out exactly(or close to it) what you want the rifle for. I know you've said hunting+target. Now, go further. What distances for either? For hunting, what critters? Are you going to stalk, or plant your butt in a stand? etc etc.

    Why? Different applications can call for different gear. Weight is an issue on the stalk, much less so in a stand. What finish do you need? Stock material? and so on.


    You have a lot of questions to answer before we can answer the question you asked. ;)



    BTW: There's quite a few Rem. 700 styles to choose from. Might want to narrow down the selection there as well.
     
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    I will be hunting deer in a stand and stalking some of both. I will be takeing shots from 10-50-250 yards.

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    If serious target shooting is on your schedule, you can do better than a .270, too.
     
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    Dare I enter? Ricky seems to have a little temper!

    The Mossberg is an inexpensive rifle that will hunt and shoot targets on the cheap...you can forget about upgrading with off the shelf parts becasue at this time aftermarket for the Mossberg ATR doesn't exist!

    On the other hand you can spend a little more for a Rem 700 and if you ever wanted to upgrade there is plenty of off the shelf stuff to build and play with as long as your wallet can afford it.

    BOTH rifles will shoot. MY MOSSBERG ATR 30-06 IS SUB MOA! and will shoot 3/4" groups with commercial ammo. You can do a search and find a range report I posted a few months back if you like.
     
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    jpwilly thanks for you info.

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    If your looking for a cheap gun that will work ok, the Mossberg will be fine. Its even advertised as being a working gun and not for your wall. If you want a really nice gun get the Remington. The accuracy will probably be better, and so will the looks. If you do your part, they will both kill just the same.
     
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    I want to throw a quick question in.... I bought the "value" 710 in 270, (hey its a great shooter and I was lacking in the cash flow) can I get aftermarket parts for it??..... Sorry for the hijack and thanks for the answers....PM if need be as to not hijack anymore.....
     
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    Yout fine.

    How much did you pay for the 710 270???

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    I would say the Remington. I have played with both of them and to me the mossberg is awkward felling and the bolt is very sloppy. And if down the road you decide to get rid of it I think the Remington will hold it's value better(correct me If I'm wrong)

    7mm
     
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