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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    I'm a Rem 700 guy always have been, but IMO for a low price with very good accuracy Savage is hard to beat! Don't you have some buds around Carver that can let you try theirs?
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    My savage in .30-06, shoots well with cheap remington ammo. Can't wait to see how it does when I start reloading.
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    Carver, if I was closer I would let you borrow mine
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    My .02, no, they don't build 'em like they used to; they build 'em better.

    What I mean is that the cnc equipment is more advanced and precise than anything available "in the day" and with a moderate budget you will get a rifle that is superior to the older stuff. Please don't get me wrong, I like the old rifles quite well; but you have to give the devil his due.
    I would say to look at the Savage rifles or something like the FN patrol boat rifle; do you want a carry rifle for the field or a heavy barrel bench rest gun? What type gun do you want, synthetic stock? stainless steel?

    I would personally stay away from the "Walmart" rifles, it is my OPINION that they are built cheaper to meet the wallyworld price point. I mean this as no slight to remington,savage ect... but if you are selling guns at the walmart price, you have to keep the cost at a minimum.
    If you are looking for accuracy, you will get what you pay for; if you want an accurate hunting rifle at a fair price, look at savage.
    As a note, Cabellas has an ad for the Savage Axis @ $249.00, about double your 1960 price. Would I expect a match grade heirloom rifle? No, but I would expect a reasonably accurate field grade hunting gun at this price.
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  20. cpttango30

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    I cringe every time I see this. Walmart Remington's are made in the same factory on the same line at the same time as Remington's sold in Local Gun Stores (LGS) or Big Box Sporting goods store. All you are doing is putting out BAD INFO where you have nothing BASED IN FACT.

    Of the hunter grade rifles out there that I would not be scared to lay on the ground, drop, not worry about I would gave to go with a Tikka T3. Tikka's are a hunter grade Sako. If you have ever owned a Sako you will know the fit and finish is second to none. Their actions are as smooth as a babies ass on a buttered Granite counter top. I have ever worked a factory action that has even compared to a Sako action.
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