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Old 12-24-2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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I'm sure this has been discussed here before I searched but nothing came up. But what is the real differences. Both Remington both go through the same quality control both have same barrel quality control and so on.

I already know I have a 770 waiting for me so please don't say "get a 700 its just better“ its in a .308 and looks relatively nice. I have played around with the bolts on both guns one is tapped down by screw and bolt the other is unknown to me. So please what are the real differences by specs quality and so on

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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I was about to ask the same question. I held both models this evening at walmart. I felt 700 is heavier and have the feeling of real rifle. 770 is cheaper and come with a scope (standard) as a package. I'm interested of getting one too, still debating which one should i get. And for caliber factor.. i'm interested for 308.
My purpose is for just target shooting at range, max is 2-300 yards. Any opinions?

With due respect, didn't mean to steal your thread Vince. I just think we need the same answers from our experienced shooters.

Merry Xmas everyone and happy holiday

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i have owned many remington M700's over the years, and have owned only one M770. reason is, the 770 doesn't go through the same quality control as the 700, nor does it receive the same machining tolerances. the bolt is sloppy, the trigger is heavy and gritty feeling, their accuracy is non-existant. i bought mine thinking they would be a good addition of a remington to my collection for a cheaper price, Wrong! i sold it for even less than i gave and was glad. everyone i have talked to that has owned one, regrets buying it. IMO, i would rather have one M700, rather than ten M770's! the M700 is a very accurate and proven design out of the box, and has great aftermarket support, nothing for the M770. for what the M770 costs new, i have bought several Marlin X7 series of rifles. the X7's are pretty close to the M700 and cost about or less than the M770. these are my opinions based on my past experiances with the M770, and IMO, they are junk.

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i have owned many remington M700's over the years, and have owned only one M770. reason is, the 770 doesn't go through the same quality control as the 700, nor does it receive the same machining tolerances. the bolt is sloppy, the trigger is heavy and gritty feeling, their accuracy is non-existant. i bought mine thinking they would be a good addition of a remington to my collection for a cheaper price, Wrong! i sold it for even less than i gave and was glad. everyone i have talked to that has owned one, regrets buying it. IMO, i would rather have one M700, rather than ten M770's! the M700 is a very accurate and proven design out of the box, and has great aftermarket support, nothing for the M770. for what the M770 costs new, i have bought several Marlin X7 series of rifles. the X7's are pretty close to the M700 and cost about or less than the M770. these are my opinions based on my past experiances with the M770, and IMO, they are junk.
Vince...sorry man but Axxe is exactly right. It sounds like you already ordered and paid for a M770 in 308. If that's the case, I hope you enjoy your new rifle. The 308 Winchester is an awesome cartridge. If you haven't committed to the M770 yet, do yourself a favor and look at the Marlin X7.
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The 770 has a press fit barrel, plastic where it should be metal.

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oh well pulled the trigger last night empty of course didnt feel horrible I guess and seems like its just a m700 with a bit more plastic ah well it will serve me till i get something new thanks for the info guys check in when I run some rounds threw it Christmas day

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i wish you luck with the new rifle. remington makes very good firearms, but they really missed the mark with the M770 IMO. the Marlin X7 series and the Savage Axis series are much better and even some are cheaper than the M770 and also come in the 308. in the long run, you would be much happier with either one of those. the savage's can be bought for less than $300, and the marlin's for a little over $300.

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I bought a 770 in 30-06 for elk hunting. I thought I had made a mistake after I got home. I looked at a bunch of rifles that day before I made the purchase. I must not have run the bolt on that one. I was suprized when I got home. Normally I look very close before buying anything. But again I looked at a bunch of rifles all at once.

Anyway, I took it to the range to sight it in. I was able to shoot 1 inch groups at 200 yards. That sounds like great acuracy for a $300 rifle to me. I don't know if it will hold up to a lot of shooting. But for a simple hunting rifle I don't think it was a mistake.

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I bought a 770 in 30-06 for elk hunting. I thought I had made a mistake after I got home. I looked at a bunch of rifles that day before I made the purchase. I must not have run the bolt on that one. I was suprized when I got home. Normally I look very close before buying anything. But again I looked at a bunch of rifles all at once.

Anyway, I took it to the range to sight it in. I was able to shoot 1 inch groups at 200 yards. That sounds like great acuracy for a $300 rifle to me. I don't know if it will hold up to a lot of shooting. But for a simple hunting rifle I don't think it was a mistake.
i wish you luck with it. i am glad you may have gotten the one good one out there!

i do more target shooting than hunting. i do a lot of reloading and shooting, so i probably shoot more in a weekend than most hunters do in a year. so if you are looking for just a rifle to sight in and hunt with, it may serve it's purpose.
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Well it for me is just going to be a cheap target rifle looks likes Remington will hear from me plenty of times

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