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Remington 770

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Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:08 pm
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:29 pm
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I've never been one to spend money on low end firearms but a few years ago I was looking for a hunting rifle I wouldn't cry over if it went overboard from my canoe. Bought a used 770 youth rifle in .243. Had the cheap Bushbell scope on it that it originally came with. After sighting it in I was impressed with its sub MOA groups with 75 or 80 gr bullets (after free floating the barrel with sand paper). Shoots 100 gr bullets at about 1.5 MOA, still very acceptable for the hunting ranges i would encounter. Sprayed a camo job on it and have been killing deer with it ever since. Very light, compact and accurate. Handles very well in the confines of a blind or stand. Not the smoothest action but functional. Worth looking at for a no frills work rifle that you don't mind scratching up.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:26 pm
Nice looking deer...

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Location: Sonoran Desert
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:37 pm
I've heard so many bad things said about the Model 770 over the years and figured it must be a horrible rifle. I didn't believe all the negative being said and studied the design a little bit. ...and guess what, I went and bought one in .308. I took this rifle and looked at all the things that people complained about. I floated the barrel, I adjusted the trigger pull and creep, I bedded the stock and i cleaned it like I have never cleaned a rifle before. I then worked the action hundreds of times by cycling snap caps. I have found that there is only one problem with this rifle. The bolt stop is not made from a strong enough alloy and will break eventually no matter how kind you are with this rifle. I solved the problem by purchasing several bolt stops as spares. Since purchasing these bolt stops I have ran approx. 500 rounds downrange and have not had a mishap with the bolt stop. This is a wonderful rifle that i would put up against any other rifle as far as accuracy. I replaced the scope to be able to shoot farther with these old man eyes. Other than that, this rifle needs nothing. enjoy your 770 as I'm sure that those that own them, enjoy them! :)
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Joined: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:53 am
Location: Álvarez/Argentina
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:14 am
In my country I have heard very badly about the Remington 770, but it is a weapon that needs polishing and I can assure that it gives many satisfactions. I have 3 clients who work on their 770, and are very satisfied with their rifles. As I always say to those who come to my workshop and ask me about the quality of the 770: "It's an economic weapon, with its flaws, so do not ask it to behave like a Weatherby Mark V, or a Mauser 98. No a lion may be required to behave like a sheep, or a sheep to behave like a lion. "
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Hope the Model 783 solved that bolt stop BS of the 710-770. One would think Remington would have been aware of using inferior metals in the bolt area.

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