Remington 770?

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  1. carver

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    I am looking for a bolt rifle in .308 with a detachable magazine, and came across the 770. Do any of you own one of these rifles? If so what do you think of them, and are they accurate? Also, does anyone make an aftermarket mag for them that holds more than 4 rounds?
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    If its to be shot for fun and shot a lot I would not get the 770 or 710 they are made to be cheap hunting rifles that only see a few rounds a year the 700 or a savage would make you a good platform to do upgrades to I have never seen any add ons for the 770 and only mediocre reviews at best
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    I owned one once for a very short time. In my opinion it's not much of a gun and not even close to being comparable to the 700.
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    We have one in .243. No problems to speak of. Reasonably accurate.
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    I want an accurat rifle in .308. Once upon a time you could buy an accurate rifle just about anywhere, and for not much money. Now days it will cost you several pay checks to get a rifle that has any accuracy to it at all. They just don't make em like they used to. Used to be that a good Remington rifle sold for $120 - $130, back in 1960, one weeks pay back then. I will be looking around at the used gun racks!
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    Someone making $20 per hour ought to bring home around $1100 per bi-weekly paycheck, and that's even after the taxes are pulled. You can get a wood-stocked Remington 700 for under $600. Even cheaper with the synthetic stock. And I have no doubt that Double D will beat those prices.

    The 770 (and before that, the 710) series of rifles are designed to be the cheaper-to-produce alternatives to the 700. The quality is not as good, and the accuracy potential is worse. They're not bad guns inherently, but understand that you're buying the "Stanley" grade tools rather than the "Craftsman."
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    Walley world has the remington 700 with a cheapo scope all synthetic for 399 that leaves plenty of money for add-ons like a decent stock and or detachable mag kit and a Gooder scope ;)
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    Savage Axis and Thompson Center Venture are both available in .308 and have detachable 4 round mags, and synthetic stocks. The Savage goes for $280 brand new.
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    You couldn't run fast enough to "give" me a 770..............Don in SC
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    +1 for savage edge/axis
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    Glass matters most I'd decide what kinda power glass the buy that first. Leupold 3-9vxIIs are my go to Scopes. For me the work awesome. But they are the bottom of the line and cost 300 bucks.
    A used sps or Adl( same gun new name)308 700 could go for 250-400
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    From experience I would take a Rem 770 over a Savage Edge/Axis. The Rem shoots where you aim it, the Edge didn't always do that for me.
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    I've read some people get sub MOA groups with the Edge/Axis after finding the right ammo for it. Same with the 770.

    I'm curious to know what caliber and ammo you were using in the Savage
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