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mauser54
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  01:06:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A friend of mine recieved a new Remington 770 in 270win cal this past summmer. Yesterday he went hunting with this rifle and took a shot at bambi. Afterwards he went to extract the spent shell and load another round and the bolt had locked up and the bolt handle broke right off the bolt body. Nice clean break. Afer examining the bolt handle, it has a hardened steel center core surounded by it looks like some kind of pot metal. The steel core goes into the bolt body about an 1/8 inch. Looks as though the handle was epoxied or silver soldered onto the bolt body. Talk about a cheap rifle! Of course now the spent shell is still in the chamber as the bolt is still locked up and no way to unlock the bolt. Talked to a remington rep. and they will fix the rifle as it is still under warranty. But still what a cheap rifle. This is dissapointing that it is a remington. Has anyone else out there in forum land had any bad experiences with the fairly new Remington 770? Anyway since I am new to the forum, just wanted everyone to know I am really enjoying it and now addicted.

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Sig220_Ruger77
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  01:17:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have yet to hear a good thing about the 770. Actually I take that back, I have heard that it is better then the 710, but that doesn't take much. Yes they are cheap, but they are very cheaply made as a result.

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JamesRK
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  01:57:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear that. Iíve always liked Remington stuff.



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LesWVa
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  07:09:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
his is dissapointing that it is a remington.


That is what you get when you have a company bow down, open wide and apply there own KY Jelly in order to sale products to Walmart. Sad thing is, that same garbage is also sold at better gun shops.

Some advice.

#1. Go to Walmart. Look at the brand and model number of the firearms that are on the shelf.

#2. Forget about them. For it does not matter if Cabelas or Ripmeoff Gun & Pawn has them. They are junk at any price.

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MFI
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  07:20:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ive sent 3 back already with that same problem since our hunting season opened in NY .. Those guns are absolute junk and I told Remington that .. I guarantee you they will stop production on them very soon ..

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tsr1965
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  07:21:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The old saying does still ring true...you get what you pay for...
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nunn
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  08:47:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Remington has sure pulled some boners in the last several years. The 770 is just one.

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select-fire
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  08:57:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to buy a 7.62 x 39 deer rifle. Got it narrowed down to a Remington 799, CZ,Ruger 77 , no. 1. Scrub the remington off the list.
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tsr1965
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  09:04:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by select-fire

I am going to buy a 7.62 x 39 deer rifle. Got it narrowed down to a Remington 799, CZ,Ruger 77 , no. 1. Scrub the remington off the list.



The 799 is a mini mark-x mauser. It should be fine. The CZ-527 would be at the top of the list, and if a semi auto is ok, the mini 30 would be a hit.
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footlong
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  09:05:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With the way WEATHERBY kisses up to Wally@#%$#World I predict an early demise for their stuff
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jptatum
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  09:45:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The CZ 527 carbine in 7.62x39 is a realy fine firearms for the price, or any price. I really like mine.

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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  10:07:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a revamped, improved 710...you get what you pay for.
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kimi
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  10:53:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where are they made, in Detroit?

What's next

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Crittergitter
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  11:13:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mauser54

Yesterday he went hunting with this rifle and took a shot at bambi.





Well? Did he get the deer or not? That's the important part. Don't leave us hanging in suspense here...




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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  11:29:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jon0322

I have yet to hear a good thing about the 770. Actually I take that back, I have heard that it is better then the 710, but that doesn't take much. Yes they are cheap, but they are very cheaply made as a result.

Jon



Actually I like the 710 BETTER. Not near as heavy to carry. Yes, your right, they are made inexpensively. Are they SUPPOSED to be a "top of the line" rifle? Nope, basement bargin rifle more like it.

I WILL say though, for a CHEAP rifle, the 710 can hit the target at 500 yards accurately. Gun snobs be damned.

This past summer, it put down 15 deer, and the year before a dozen. Remmington ammo, that is a different story. I won't buy their core-lokt ammo anymore, I buy winchester. The remmington ammo doesn't hold together on impcat, it explodes like a grenade.
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Ox190
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  11:40:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Freemind I actually pulled a Core-Lokt out of a 10 point I shot last week, it mushroomed up nicely. Now granted this box of ammo is a couple of years old. I will take a picture and post it up. It was the first time I had ever recovered the bullet.
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mauser54
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  4:47:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For all of you that are still in suspense. No is the answer to getting that deer. Thats when he went to take the second shot and the bolt locked up and the handle broke off. As soon as he recieves his 770 back from the factory repair center, he is going to trade it off and get a real rifle.

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grumpygy
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  5:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A freind was buying a 770 so I did some research on them. Seems ther bold handle is a Problem just like what happened it broke off.

No it was not me it was a freind. I all ready have a 710 why would I want another like it. I learned the 1st time.

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tsr1965
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  5:09:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mauser54

For all of you that are still in suspense. No is the answer to getting that deer. Thats when he went to take the second shot and the bolt locked up and the handle broke off. As soon as he recieves his 770 back from the factory repair center, he is going to trade it off and get a real rifle.



Tell the man to get a Tikka T-3...he will be thrilled to death with every thing about it. Tell him to top it off with a Burris Fullfield II scope. Yes, he will have some money tied up in this rifle, but it will be so over joyed with it that he will use it more.

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ruger270man
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  5:42:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by select-fire

I am going to buy a 7.62 x 39 deer rifle. Got it narrowed down to a Remington 799, CZ,Ruger 77 , no. 1. Scrub the remington off the list.



out of those, definitely a CZ.

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ruger270man
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  5:43:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ECC

It's a revamped, improved 710...you get what you pay for.



710 is pure junk. I never shot one, but cycling the bolt a few times at the gun store was enough to tell me that it wasn't worthy of wiping my butt with.

"Excuses are just lies we tell ourselves."
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ruger270man
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  5:43:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You want a cheap rifle, go with a Stevens, can't beat it for the money.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ox190

Freemind I actually pulled a Core-Lokt out of a 10 point I shot last week, it mushroomed up nicely. Now granted this box of ammo is a couple of years old. I will take a picture and post it up. It was the first time I had ever recovered the bullet.



Ox, I tried two differnt lots of 30-06 150 grain SP's. Both the same, and both were recently bought ( this year.). The stuff I had from LAST year was fine, what little I had left.

So I went with winchester ammo, and was well pleased. I think I will stick with Winchester until I see results I don't like.
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  6:34:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dnelson457

A freind was buying a 770 so I did some research on them. Seems ther bold handle is a Problem just like what happened it broke off.

No it was not me it was a freind. I all ready have a 710 why would I want another like it. I learned the 1st time.



Well, IF you dislike the rifle so much, I might be intersted in BUYING it, if it is chambered in something I want
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  6:37:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ruger270man

quote:
Originally posted by ECC

It's a revamped, improved 710...you get what you pay for.



710 is pure junk. I never shot one, but cycling the bolt a few times at the gun store was enough to tell me that it wasn't worthy of wiping my butt with.



YOU never SHOT one, yet they are PURE junk because you didn't like the way the action felt when cycling it?

I will keep mine, thanks. 2" groups at 500 yards is NOTHING to sneer at. This is with FACTORY cheap crap ammo too.

A truckload of dead deer don't lie man ......
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tsr1965
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  6:56:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by freemind

quote:
Originally posted by ruger270man

quote:
Originally posted by ECC

It's a revamped, improved 710...you get what you pay for.



710 is pure junk. I never shot one, but cycling the bolt a few times at the gun store was enough to tell me that it wasn't worthy of wiping my butt with.



YOU never SHOT one, yet they are PURE junk because you didn't like the way the action felt when cycling it?

I will keep mine, thanks. 2" groups at 500 yards is NOTHING to sneer at. This is with FACTORY cheap crap ammo too.

A truckload of dead deer don't lie man ......



Where did you pick this rifle up at? Do they sell lotto tickets and tall rubber boots there too? They have to have fiction novels on hand........
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quote:
Originally posted by tsr1965
Where did you pick this rifle up at? Do they sell lotto tickets and tall rubber boots there too? They have to have fiction novels on hand........



Perhaps it is one of a few that actually shoot well. I don't really know.

I do know it SHOOTS 2" groups at 500 yards. I know, because I DID it. I know, because I shot 12 of those 15 deer this summer from 400 to 500 yards.

Sneer and call BS all you want. Doesn't CHANGE the FACT, it IS a 500 yard rifle. OR perhaps you are one of those guys that HAS to have $2000 rifle to somehow make up for your accuracy shortcommings. Strangly though, my POS rifle will outshoot YOUR high end prissy rifle.
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DBV
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  7:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What's important is that you like your rifle. That's all that matters. And if you can really shoot it that well, then good for you.



Edited by - DBV on 12/02/2008 7:51:36 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by DBV
Didn't know the Bushnell Sportview could see 500 yards. Or do you have a $1000 scope on your $200 rifle? Nobody's buying your claim, Vasily







NO, I use the factory scope. It isn't worth a squat if it fogs up though. That has happened twice. I need to redo the glass. Nope, it won't be with $1000 worth of glass either.

I REALLY don't care if you doubters belive me or not. I have proven how far I can shoot to another hunter on the depridation permit.
This guy borrowed one of mine and set the zero for 25 yards ( ) casue he wasn't sure he would have to shoot far.

I have CONFIDENCE in MY equipment, because I USE it REGULARLY. People like you blow the dust off once a year, and miss 75% of your shots too. I don't miss.
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DBV
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  8:11:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guess you got to it before I had thought better and changed my post. Whatever, dude. Go conquer the world with your 710. I don't give a poop.
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  8:28:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DBV

Guess you got to it before I had thought better and changed my post. Whatever, dude. Go conquer the world with your 710. I don't give a poop.


It ISN'T about conquering anything, you doofus. People like you SNEER at a LOW priced rifle. Are some weapons really nothing but utter JUNK? You BET! The 710 is not "junk". It shoots with good accuracy, but that is about ALL the nice I can say about it.
They ARE ugly, and cheaply constructed. Stocks are heavyish and not flattering at all. The bolt and action are clunky, crapily constructed. The box mag is a plus, but a PITA to remove.

IF that 710 could not shoot as accurately as it DOES, it would have found a new home. I have owned a NEW single six Ruger. Biggest pile beside a Cobra I owned. You could get that single six to hit center of a target at 25 yards, NO MATTER what you fed it. Are all Ruger single sixes JUNK? No, but I won't own another Ruger revolver though.
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DBV
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  8:34:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
People like you SNEER at a LOW priced rifle.


People like me, eh? Know me real well do you? Son, I am the king of cheap guns. Love 'em. But even I know better than to mess with the 710 or 770.

But as I said, I'm glad yours works for you.
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  8:42:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DBV

quote:
People like you SNEER at a LOW priced rifle.


People like me, eh? Know me real well do you? Son, I am the king of cheap guns. Love 'em. But even I know better than to mess with the 710 or 770.

But as I said, I'm glad yours works for you.



I know YOU as well as you THINK you know me, son.

Love cheap guns eh? for what purpose? To have X amount of them, or because they SERVE a purpose?
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  8:50:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
not to say it didn't happen, but I need to witness a 710 shooting 2" at 500yds to believe it, especially with factory ammo. I have pards with rem700 KS rilfes that can't hold that group.

Was it a consistent average or was it a one time group??? I have broken the world record 600yd group myself,..althought it wasn't during a sanctioned match and I havn't been able to repeat it since, so nobody cares. This is with a custom rifle, so the claim on the 710 with 2" at 500yds, you are stretching to have folks who shoot a lot beleive you,..not to say it didn't happen.

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quote:
Originally posted by JustC

not to say it didn't happen, but I need to witness a 710 shooting 2" at 500yds to believe it, especially with factory ammo. I have pards with rem700 KS rilfes that can't hold that group.

Was it a consistent average or was it a one time group??? I have broken the world record 600yd group myself,..althought it wasn't during a sanctioned match and I havn't been able to repeat it since, so nobody cares. This is with a custom rifle, so the claim on the 710 with 2" at 500yds, you are stretching to have folks who shoot a lot beleive you,..not to say it didn't happen.



I have NO reason to BS you or anyone else. Can I hit 2" every day? No, sometimes it streches to 3". There is even the occasional flyer, as factory ammo isn't as nice as "roll your own". I am willing to bet, however, that by the time I hit 2-3k through the barrel, it will likely need replacing, if not sooner. I have 450 rounds down the gullet now. Perhaps I have the ONLY 710 down the line, to shoot worth a damn, no idea. All I know it is cheap, and accurate. Puts meat on the table like it is supposed to.
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DBV
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  9:05:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Love cheap guns eh? for what purpose? To have X amount of them, or because they SERVE a purpose?



Mainly just "to have X amount of them," as you have pointed out (I have a real complex like that, you know). But occasionally I take my Keystone Cricket .22 out to kill rhinoceros from 2 miles. Hey, I don't know why it works -- must be the best Cricket ever, I guess.....but it does

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204targetman
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Posted - 12/02/2008 :  9:53:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 710's had been made in Mayfield, KY.(cheaper labor) Not sure if the 770's are made there also. I know corners have been cut with materials but a couple of friends own these rifles and they really do shoot very well. Both of these rifles are in 30-06. I certainly dont want a bolt handle to break off. But as far as accuracy goes. The two I have shot seem to be very accurate.
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tsr1965
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Posted - 12/03/2008 :  06:35:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by freemind

quote:
Originally posted by JustC

not to say it didn't happen, but I need to witness a 710 shooting 2" at 500yds to believe it, especially with factory ammo. I have pards with rem700 KS rilfes that can't hold that group.

Was it a consistent average or was it a one time group??? I have broken the world record 600yd group myself,..althought it wasn't during a sanctioned match and I havn't been able to repeat it since, so nobody cares. This is with a custom rifle, so the claim on the 710 with 2" at 500yds, you are stretching to have folks who shoot a lot beleive you,..not to say it didn't happen.



I have NO reason to BS you or anyone else. Can I hit 2" every day? No, sometimes it streches to 3". There is even the occasional flyer, as factory ammo isn't as nice as "roll your own". I am willing to bet, however, that by the time I hit 2-3k through the barrel, it will likely need replacing, if not sooner. I have 450 rounds down the gullet now. Perhaps I have the ONLY 710 down the line, to shoot worth a damn, no idea. All I know it is cheap, and accurate. Puts meat on the table like it is supposed to.



No one ever said they doubted you! They said you got lucky. Most well put together rifles, combined with extremely well put together glass will have a hard time doing what "your 710" does. I am banking though that using the law of averages, yours is an extremely rare case...even if in your own "freemind". But best of luck to ya on your next purchase, wether it be the lotto ticket or the boots.......


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wow... this is like a soap.

I didnt have any problems hitting a 25m E-type at 500 (in the 4 and 5 ring with an iron sighted of the rack M4. You just have to have it well zeroed and know your hold offs. Im sure it can be done with most any bolt action centerfire.


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I have a 770 in 7rem mag. It shoots fairly straight for 250 and in. BUT!!!, that is the only good thing about the BIGGEST P O S Remington has ever made!!! The bolt is sloppy, the barrel was stuck to the stock like glue when I got it, and had 2 take down bolts striped. The action is so loose and sloppy it won't load the 3rd round from clip w/o beating the bolt handle( which I bow know not to do because it may break off..LOL). And the scope was so out of wack I was lucky to land my first shot in the same county!! JUNK!!!
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Well I Don't Know about the 770 But......
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Did an Article About 3 Years ago that Said The 700s Were Prone to the Bolt Handle Breaking off.
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  07:39:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like most posters have had bad experiences with their 770's, and one has had good experiences. So why pile up on the one guy that got lucky and received a good rifle for his money?

Jealous are we?

As for blasting Bambi, now that is just wrong.

Blasting Bambi's Mom though, that's okay.
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quote:
Originally posted by ChrisInTempe

Sounds like most posters have had bad experiences with their 770's, and one has had good experiences. So why pile up on the one guy that got lucky and received a good rifle for his money?

Jealous are we?

As for blasting Bambi, now that is just wrong.

Blasting Bambi's Mom though, that's okay.




Bambi grew up inot a VERY nice buck! (if I remember my cartoons correctly!)

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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  08:16:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good thing it failed while that model is still in production. Once Remington gets embarrassed enough to stop making it, they will stop servicing it and there will be no parts.

"Remington Model 770 Problems" is a redundancy.

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ChrisInTempe
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  08:49:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by guntech59

quote:
Originally posted by ChrisInTempe

Sounds like most posters have had bad experiences with their 770's, and one has had good experiences. So why pile up on the one guy that got lucky and received a good rifle for his money?

Jealous are we?

As for blasting Bambi, now that is just wrong.

Blasting Bambi's Mom though, that's okay.




Bambi grew up inot a VERY nice buck! (if I remember my cartoons correctly!)



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godalejr
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  10:53:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
have known a few guys to have the 710 and get lucky. with everybody wanting cheaper goods the 710/770 has its market place.i wouldnt have it as a primary gun but for a backup or loaner it should be okay. if they dont break they will shoot good groups enough to kill a deer anyway. i just think in the categorty the stevens 200 is a better choice but to each his own.
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LesWVa
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  11:04:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Remington 710, 770 = Walmart wall hangers.

They are great guns as long as they are hanging on someone else wall.
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FEENIX
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  11:34:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by tsr1965

quote:
Originally posted by freemind

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Originally posted by JustC

not to say it didn't happen, but I need to witness a 710 shooting 2" at 500yds to believe it, especially with factory ammo. I have pards with rem700 KS rilfes that can't hold that group.

Was it a consistent average or was it a one time group??? I have broken the world record 600yd group myself,..althought it wasn't during a sanctioned match and I havn't been able to repeat it since, so nobody cares. This is with a custom rifle, so the claim on the 710 with 2" at 500yds, you are stretching to have folks who shoot a lot beleive you,..not to say it didn't happen.



I have NO reason to BS you or anyone else. Can I hit 2" every day? No, sometimes it streches to 3". There is even the occasional flyer, as factory ammo isn't as nice as "roll your own". I am willing to bet, however, that by the time I hit 2-3k through the barrel, it will likely need replacing, if not sooner. I have 450 rounds down the gullet now. Perhaps I have the ONLY 710 down the line, to shoot worth a damn, no idea. All I know it is cheap, and accurate. Puts meat on the table like it is supposed to.



No one ever said they doubted you! They said you got lucky. Most well put together rifles, combined with extremely well put together glass will have a hard time doing what "your 710" does. I am banking though that using the law of averages, yours is an extremely rare case...even if in your own "freemind". But best of luck to ya on your next purchase, wether it be the lotto ticket or the boots.......



LL! You gotta love those <1/2MOA budget rifles and factory ammos. That's almost as good as the long range 12g shot (don't remember the OP or the actual claimed distance).


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bambambam
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  10:09:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really didn't care if someone had a good gun of this model or not. I just wanted the other people to know that they weren't the only one to make the mistake of buying a POS from Remington too. Sorry to whomever has a nice one, your lucky
quote:
Originally posted by ChrisInTempe

Sounds like most posters have had bad experiences with their 770's, and one has had good experiences. So why pile up on the one guy that got lucky and received a good rifle for his money?

Jealous are we?

As for blasting Bambi, now that is just wrong.

Blasting Bambi's Mom though, that's okay.


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bambambam
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Posted - 03/05/2011 :  10:12:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
godalejr put it best
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