Skip to comments.Remington 770 thoughts (Vanity)
Posted on 07/01/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by taxcontrol
So I'm back in the market for a hunting rifle for deer / antelope / elk. Would love to be able to afford a $1,000+ rig but that is just not in the works at this time. I've been looking at the Remmington 770 combo in either 30-06 or in .308.
Get a 700.
Or a Savage. They are tack-drivers.
Rodger that !
Ruger Model 77 .308 — one shot and they’re done!
Ok, so what do you guys think of the Savage 111 FCXP3 combo?
Agreed... I’m so not impressed with the 770. The Savage is quite the rifle though and the trigger is reasonably easy to adjust. :-)
No package scopes are that great, but they'll do. The nice thing is it is easy to swap out a better scope later, if you want.
On one of our elk hunts, my brother dropped a big 5x5 with a Savage 110 in 300 Win. Mag. While that is not one of my favorite cartridges (I prefer the .338 Win case), you can buy over the counter ammo anywhere, and it has the knock down for some of the other big game you are likely to run across in the elk country. (I built a .375-338 just for those hunts):)
Agree on 700. I bought base model ADL Varmint rig (combo with scope) in .308 at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Package price about $450. First trip out with factory ammo printed a 2 inch group at 100 yards on first 5 shots. (Way high and left, but that is scope) Within 3 groups, I had it printing 1.5 inches in center of target. I think that at least 3/4” of the grouping is my own skill level (lack), and this thing is really shooting exactly where I point it.
Now I need to find a longer range, and wait for weather to cool down a bit. It also needs a better scope than the packaged scope. That only takes money...
The varmint setup is a fair amount heavier, but it keeps the groups tight due to the longer, heavy barrel.
I think the 700, even without the fancy polishing that you get on the higher priced levels, is a very nice setup.
Have a 700PSS in .308 topped with Leupold 4x15 w/MilDot. Great rifle.
A Savage with the precision trigger would be a great choice as well.
i love the accuacy of my 700 (.223) but have had problems breaking the extractor.
Don’t walk, run from any Remington product. Their QC has been in the toilet lately.
Look at the Thompson Venture, Weatherby Vanguard or Tikka T3. I know Savage has a reputation for accuracy but I personally don’t like them.
That particular Savage comes with a single stage trigger. I’d highly recommend choosing a model with the AccuTrigger. It is a fabulous two-stage adjustable trigger. Clean, crisp. Amazing.
The scope on that combo is likely a Simmons entry level scope, fyi.
DO NOT BUY A REMINGTON!!!!!
The have accidental discharge problems. It proven, It's true, it's not urban legend. People have died!
Ruger would be my choice unless I wanted to spend more money, then it would be Weatherby. I have a Ruger in 30.06 and it works fine. I have a Browning A bolt 7 Mag and am pleased with it.
Ruger works hard for safety and Remington has spent 60 years covering it up. No Remington's for me.
Most brand name bolt actions are plenty accurate enough to kill elk & deer. Most misses are due to the shooter, not the rifle.
I’m pretty sure there is a verse in the Bible that says guns with plastic stocks were designed by communists for communists, but if you ignore the religious aspect, they work well.
If you don’t have a lot of cash, buy one of the cheaper rifles in 270 or 30-06, buy some reloading equipment, and go shoot a lot. You will be far better prepared to kill an elk than someone who has a superb gun he shoots 10 times a year...
I’ll second those advising you to get a Savage. I haven’t priced rifles in a few years, but unless you are going stainless with better quality stocks, there are a number of good rifles out there that come under a thousand dollars. You should be able to find a 700, or a Ruger M77, any number of Savage or Howa rifles. I bet you could find one of the stainless 700s for well under a thousand dollars. Why go with what amounts to a throwaway rifle? Get something you can build on.
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