Remington 770, Gold or Junk

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by bizy, May 28, 2009.

  1. bizy

    bizy New Member

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    I just bought a remington 770, new in the box. The bolt feels like it has sand in it. very 'scratchy'.. I paid $379, it sounded like a good deal. My son paid $879 for his Rem 700. His bolt feels smoother. What should I do to get my bolt to feel smoth?

    In your opinion, is the 770 "JUNK" or "GOLD"?

    Thanks in advance...
  2. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Active Member

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    I have a rem. 770 in 243 cal. with a redfield scope. It is mint condition with a beautiful piece of wood on it. Unfortunately, I have never shot it. Unless you want to stay up all night cyote hunting, there is nothing you can use them for in INdiana. I would think in todays market the money is about right. The 770's don't seem to be as prized by collectors as say a winchester model 70, but I am very pleased with the looks and action on mine. It has 3 locking lugs on the bolt and seems very secure. I wouldn't call them junk, just not highly coveted.
  3. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

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    I looked at one yesterday and didnt feel the scratchy that you describe, maybe you should find another and see if it is the same way?
  4. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    Gold, or 'junk'?
    Somewhere between copper and silver. :) One get's what one pays for.
  5. bizy

    bizy New Member

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    Just to clarify, I got a can of WD40 squirted the bolt and action good and jacked the bolt in and out until my arm was ready to fall off. I used the scope that came with the rifle and stepped out to my gun range. After 12 shots I was putting 3 rounds in a 1.5 inch pattern. The bolt or action I guess had a burr of a sort. Now I am very pleased with my $379 investment. And, it is as smooth as my AR and just as accurite..
  6. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

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    So it was sorta a "kit" project, LOL!
  7. johnboat

    johnboat New Member

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    most firearms are shipped with some sort of heavy protectant on most moving parts so it sounds like u probbly rinsed it off w/the wd 40 however make sure u clean and reoil w a higher grade oil i have had bad long term results on metals when using wd40 as a primary lubericant but it does seem to free gritty moving parts pretty well just doesnt stay very long slick 50 lube is a very good alternitive that i have found it is clear and a lot thicker and i have never had any adverse effects on anthing,:) usually finish wipe with a good treated gun cloth before storage .
  8. ceader savage

    ceader savage New Member

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    buy a stevens better then what you got my idea any way .i don't like the new remingtons there just don't feel right adl.or bdl eather also a marlin there new bolt what a gun
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