I just bought the thing because it was suppose to be an improvment. My decision had nothing to with price. Hell, four years ago I was on a spree with Springfield M1A’s, Kimbers, Benelli, etc.
I only cared about performance, reliability and dependability.
Didn’t really get a good deal on the 770. Next time I’ll hold the damn things and run through the items important to me before I plunk down some loot.
Maybe I’ll look into a 700 instead.
I would suggest that whoever told you the 770 was an improvement should be ignored on the subject of firearms and never given money by you again.
Look into a Remington 700P/PSS.