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Remington 770
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tcarroll
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:58 pm    Post subject: Remington 770 Reply with quote

Whats's yall's opionion on this gun,i bought one today for $369 with a 3x9 Bushnell scope today.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

I haven't heard anything on the 770 yet so I can't help ya there. But I had a 710 and that's what the 770 replaced, I heard that the 710's where having trouble jamming and shaving lead after a couple boxes of shells. I had shot about 5 boxes through mine and never had any trouble but decided to trade it for a Howa 1500 before anything showed up. I belive that they were supposed to have fixed all the problems with the 770. Have fun trying to wear the barrel out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums! Howdy

Go to agree with HuntHard, the 770 replaced the 710 and was to fix the problems/complaints people had about the 710.

At that price its hard to beat. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

Welcome to the sight tcarroll.

What caliber is it?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

It is 30-06 and it came with a Bushnell Scope,so we will see how it does.May shoot it this week end.Thank's for the replies.I was going to get the 700 but at the time $$$ was low so had to make a choice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

Yup, better to have one less expensive gun rather than no gun. Sounds to me like you got a good deal. An all around rifle with a included scope for $369......yeah, I guess you did all right.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

Overall I'm not at all impressed with the Reminton 770. I'd much prefer a Stevens for less $$$ or Savage for the same or slightly more $$$.

For that matter, most of my rifles have been purchased used and, sans scope, all cost under $369. These used rifles include a Remington M700 BDL, several Ruger M77's and three Marlin leverguns. One of the Rugers came with a 4x Leupold scope for $400. All came in great condition, all shoot very well and all are preferable to a Remington 770.

What don't I like about the 770? No need to look any further than the press-fit rather than screwed-in barrel, which is an absolute show stopper for me.

A Bushnell 3x9 is the kind I take off immediately - used a Bushnell Sportview 3x9 for 20 years and never did like the way it worked in low light situations. These days I use a lot of used Leupolds, a number of which I've paid only $100 for. I have a Bushnell 3x9 sitting in my safe that came on a used Marlin 336CS in .30-30, $225 for the combination. That Bushnell will never go on one of my rifles but rather will get traded away at a gun show with some other stuff I have no use for.

Not saying this to offend, but since you asked I assume you wanted an honest answer.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Remington 770 Reply with quote

I know that the gun shops I visit did not stock the Remington Model 710 and will not stock the Model 770. For the same money, I would rather buy an excellent used Model 700. All the best...
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