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lsu1987
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Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo



Academy has them on sale for $279 in both .30-06 and 270 calibers. Not a huge hunter, maybe 2-3 times a year. Is this one of those "you get what you pay for" scenarios or is this a decent rifle? TIA !!






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Thomas Magnum
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


I would look at the Ruger American Rifle or a Savage Axis combo over the 770. The 770 would probably be fine for 2-3 times a year but the others are a much better value for around the same price.





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Choirboy
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I realize money might be tight but I would continue saving to purchase a higher scoring rifle. That 770 is bottom of the barrel. Save up some coin and buy something you will be proud to own 20 years from now.





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lsu1987
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


I here ya. Cabela's has a Savage Model 11 Hunter XP combo for $439. I have read pretty good reviews on that rifle. It's for my son, so that is probably the direction I will go.





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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


I'm a Remington fan and I hate the 770.

Get a 700.






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pooponsaban
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


I thought we were supposed to be boycotting Remington?





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Teyeger
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


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I realize money might be tight but I would continue saving to purchase a higher scoring rifle. That 770 is bottom of the barrel. Save up some coin and buy something you will be proud to own 20 years from now.


THIS






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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


I'm not boycotting them.

I didn't want to turn this into that kind of thread though.






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oleyeller
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


bass pro has savage 11 accutrigger with nikon scope combo for $499
cant beat that!






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Choirboy
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I thought we were supposed to be boycotting Remington?


Boycott or not the 770 is not a quality firearm and they should be embarrassed they put it on the market. Remington built a strong reputation over the decades and with moves such as this the reputation has already taken a hit.






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PvilleP
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


The 770 is a POS - horrible shot groups too. Just ask to see one at Academy. Cycle the bolt a few times, and you'll see for yourself. I've shot at least 5 of them in different calibers, and they all have crappy, hard to operate bolts. The bolt locked up on 3 of them after firing a shot. I had to bang on it just to get the spent case out.

The Ruger American is a MUCH better product.
Also check out Savage and Tikka






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JAB528
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


Remington 770 is a turd.

The mossberg 100 ATR is a much better buy at the same price point.






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Yewkindewit
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


Savage AXIS





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Ace Midnight
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I thought we were supposed to be boycotting Remington?


I know I am - I've always been partial to the Winchester 70, anyway.



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bapple
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


Damn the 770 hate in here is hilarious!

I've never used one so I have no opinion. But it's enjoyable to hear people rip it to shreds.






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jmh5724
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


Remington is coming out with a 783 model. Supposed to fit between the 770 and 700 if you want to check it out.





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Jack Daniel
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


Alot of plastic on that gun but 2 or 3 hunts a year you don't need much more than that





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faxis
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


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I'm a Remington fan and I hate the 770.

Get a 700


That.

Used.






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MWP
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But it's enjoyable to hear people rip it to shreds.


It truly is a POS.






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