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Old February 24, 2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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Remington 770 is it really that bad?

I just got one in 30-06 a few weeks ago. i would like to hear from people how own them. i have read a lot reviews and most them say its crap. so far i love this gun. im a rookie to rifle shooting so i thought it would be a good range gun for a new guy. i do not expect this gun to be amazing i only paid 330$ for it. so please tell me what you think if this gun.

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Old February 25, 2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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Do a search on Remington 710. That is what the 770's previous number was. Lots of complaints about shoddy workmanship. Their pressed in barrels are not known for accuracy and they are non-replaceable.

For that same $330, you could have gone to Walmart and got one of their closeouts on the Rem 700 ADL that was discontinued last year.
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Old February 25, 2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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They shoot well and are accurate. They are also made cheaply and don't have as long of an expected life and aren't rebuildable.

That being said, I've never worn out the barrel of any firearm I've ever owned and I shoot alot. In order to reach the point where the round count is going to degrade accuracy appreciably you have to shoot 10,000 rounds or so. Are you going to do this from a bolt action rifle in your lifetime?

If you shoot thousands of rounds a year or intend to have the rifle as an heirloom to pass down to great great grandchildren the Rem 770 or 710 is a bad choice for you.

If you will only shoot a few hundred rounds a year and want something cheap, reliable, and accurate then it's a good choice.

I've heard multiple reports that sub MOA accuracy out of the box is more common than not. I had one in .30-06 and my friend has one in .270. Both rifles exceeded the accuracy of both my CZ mauser and savage tactical. That was with both factory and handloaded ammo.

I ended up selling the .30-06 to my friend because I am trying to consolidate with .308 ammo as a standard. I like that they have iron sights (not common anymore), a synthetic stock, detachable mag and a nice trigger. I didn't think the action was the smoothest thing in the world, but I imagine it would have loosened up after shooting it more, and I'm not interested in performing a trench warfare "mad minute" so it's not an issue for me. If I found another 710 in .308 at a reasonable price I'd get it without fear.
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Old February 25, 2008, 05:22 PM   #4
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I've had my 710 for almost two years now and have no complaints. It has a good balance and shoots as accurate as I need. Will place any rounds I've used so far into an inch and a half without fail. It's a good rifle I don't mind getting wet or dirty or even scratched.
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Old February 25, 2008, 09:21 PM   #5
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It's a good rifle I don't mind getting wet or dirty or even scratched.
That pretty much sums it up for me. My 710 shoots just as good as any of my other hunting rifles, and when the weather or terrain are nasty and I don't want to worry about scratches and such. It's already ugly
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Old February 25, 2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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All of us gets a lemon from time to time. The big problem with the 770 and the 710 is, people buy them for a cheap price and then try to compare them to a $1000.00 Rifle. Not going to work. I have a 710 in 270 that is a tack driver out of the box, done some work to it and love it. Have 700's and probably the best rifle ever made, but the 710 shoot with it now, might not last as long, but I have never wore one out.
Keep on doing what you are doing and you will keep on getting what you are getting.
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Old February 25, 2008, 10:38 PM   #7
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thanks guys

i dont expect the 770 to last forever, i plan on buying 700 sps in .308 or 7mm in the near future. as for the ugly part i own a glock so that does not bother me to much
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Old February 25, 2008, 11:07 PM   #8
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I used to be a Remington fan but with the accuracy you get with an out of the box Savage i now would buy a Savage. I have an older Rem 700bdl that i love but it is not as accurate as my Savages!
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