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Remington 770 thoughts (Vanity)
None ^ | Taxcontol

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.


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So what say you? Do any Freepers out there have experience with the 770? Any gotchas, recommendations, cautions, likes or dislikes?
1 posted on 07/01/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol
770 is junk.

Get a 700.

Or a Savage. They are tack-drivers.

2 posted on 07/01/2011 8:52:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; taxcontrol
Or a Savage. They are tack-drivers.

Rodger that !

3 posted on 07/01/2011 8:56:01 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: taxcontrol
http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-296715.html
4 posted on 07/01/2011 8:57:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: taxcontrol

Ruger Model 77 .308 — one shot and they’re done!


5 posted on 07/01/2011 8:57:56 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: UriĀ’el-2012; E. Pluribus Unum

Ok, so what do you guys think of the Savage 111 FCXP3 combo?


6 posted on 07/01/2011 8:58:44 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Agreed... I’m so not impressed with the 770. The Savage is quite the rifle though and the trigger is reasonably easy to adjust. :-)


7 posted on 07/01/2011 8:59:24 AM PDT by hiredhand
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To: taxcontrol
That would be a good choice.

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.

8 posted on 07/01/2011 9:00:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: taxcontrol

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):)


9 posted on 07/01/2011 9:01:43 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: taxcontrol

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.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 9:02:05 AM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy, backed by Governmental authority. [I'm green; are you?])
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 9:08:16 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; taxcontrol

+1


12 posted on 07/01/2011 9:08:21 AM PDT by OKSooner (You can buy a plate of tacos but you can't buy a friend.)
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To: tpmintx

i love the accuacy of my 700 (.223) but have had problems breaking the extractor.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: taxcontrol
The Rem 700 is the small block Chevy of rifles. Yes, there are better, usually more expensive actions out there, but in terms of bang for the buck, the 700 is adaptable, and repairable. It is also use, maintenence, and repair friendly.
About the only beef I have with the manufacturer is the dinky bolt handle which is more suited for iron sights than a scope. But here again, Badger Ordnance makes an oversize bolt handle that corrects this problem. This also proves another point, just like the afore mentioned V8, there are thousands of add-ons, accessories, and mods available for it.
14 posted on 07/01/2011 9:11:04 AM PDT by StarfireIV ((Atlas Punted))
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To: taxcontrol

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.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 9:20:59 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: taxcontrol

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.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 9:27:02 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: taxcontrol
Let me holler a little to get your attention....

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.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 9:27:37 AM PDT by chuckles
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The 770s I've handled were in a word, “rough.” Very rough. The actions would bind up, materials and overall appearance left much to be desired. They do, however, fulfill their function, and have a strong market following among the Walmart set who can't afford a $1,000 rig. Bottom line: it'll put venison on the table. I would prefer though to save my pennies for something better. To that end, the Weatherby product would be more to my liking.
18 posted on 07/01/2011 9:35:25 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: taxcontrol

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...


19 posted on 07/01/2011 9:36:05 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: taxcontrol

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.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 9:38:16 AM PDT by pallis
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