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Marlo Stanfield
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


I just picked up a Savage Axis from a guy in a hell of a deal last week and really like it in this class of rifle. With that said, last hunting season 3 guys who work for us came to our company ranch and none of them had rifles when they were invited. All 3 went and bought the 770 with scope and SS barrel. 2 in .270 and 1 in 30-o6. I helped each of them site them in, and I must say that while the Axis does feel a bit nicer and better built, the 770 is a nice value and will get the job done just fine. They all were very happy with their purchases. The glass did pop out on one of the guys scopes on the first round though, but he bought the floor model due to it being the last in stock, so no telling what happened to it before he got it. I also like my Savage Axis though and the Stevens 200 is also made by Savage and a really nice gun in this rifle class.

ETA: My opinion is based on the OP saying he would maybe hunt a few times a year. He probably wont put half a box of shells through it a year. To be clear, if I had a choice and could only choose in the economical rifle class, I would choose the Axis for sure.



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


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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.


It truly is the High Point of rifles. If you cycle the bolt back too hard, the entire bolt flies out the rear. (yes, I checked the bolt stop/lever)

It's horrible on accuracy also. I was lucky to shoot 1/2" groups at 25 yards. I can easily shoot 5 rounds touching w the Ruger American.






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


I think the majority all agrees that the 770 is a POS!!





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


Thanks to everyone for great feedback. I will spend a little more for better quality in long run!





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


770 is a piece. Get a 700 for $100 more or buy a savage.





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


Go enjoy the beach





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Carson123987
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re: Opinions sought on Remington 770 rifle/scope combo


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do not want






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Yewkindewit
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One of my kids has the Savage AXIS in 7MM-.08 and he sighted it in after 3 shots, It is extremely accurate. Shortly after - 3 shots, 3 deer in the freezer. The other boy was impressed with accuracy and value and got the same rifle in .270. Very accurate as well....





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