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Old 06-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #31
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Remington quality has been on the decline for a few years now, is your bolt getting stuck when you chamber a round, when you fire a round or does it stick even dry cycling? Those are three different problems. If you stick cambering a round it can be poor head spacing I have actually had a Remington 700 with that problem before, if it is after firing that can be a pressure issue check your brass and primer to spot over pressure issues like a cratered primer, and yes factory ammo can be overpressure in a factory rifle I had some Winchester Power Max blow the primer out on me once. If your bolt sticks dry cycling then you just have a poorly made rifle, not to fret though you can always have your bolt blueprinted and polished. Sending it back to Remington to get it fixed is questionable, they are bad about just shipping it back without fixing the problem I have seen that twice already.

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #32
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The 770 bolt does tend to stick. My brothers does the same thing. It can be annoying, I think it's from the amount of plastic they use on the rifle.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:03 AM   #33
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several years ago i bought a Remington M770 in 30-06, thinking it was an econmy version of the M700. how wrong i was! even trying some different factory ammo and several different handloads, the best that rifle would group at 100 yards was about 5-6" groups. i quickly off loaded that rifle at a loss and was glad to be rid of it. bolt was sloppy and sticky. the trigger was heavy and gritty feeling. the stock was flimsy. and it shot groups like a shotgun pattern. i'd buy a Mosin Nagant before i'd ever buy another M770.

just so no one thinks i am biased, it was the only one i have owned, but not the only one i have shot. i have shot several others in different calibers and had about the same results. this strictly my past experiances with the rifles and will allow others to make their own decisions.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:10 AM   #34
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:10 AM   #35
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Few year ago I found a preowned Ruger M77 in 308. It looks 98% new. So I purchased it. When I went to the range I understand why it was so new. I fire many brands ammo I have the best I can do were about 4 moa. So I took it to my gunsmith. After a new trigger and a glassbedding job, with hand load I now can put 3 rounds almost in the same hole.
Now the Browing A bolt is also a good rifle which came with adj. trigger and already glassbedded. And if you like Sako but not the price, Tikka which were owned by Sako use the same barrel as Sako but alot reasonable price. Hope this info helps.

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With some Rem Oil it's not sticking as bad. I'm sure that I can get it working smoothly over time.

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Old 06-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #37
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Get them Remy to the range to make sure she shoots before you make any long term plans with her. I don't mess with none of them if they are not capable of Sub-MOA work.

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If 308 is your choice I would highly recommend the Ruger Scout!!!
I bought one several month ago and I have been very pleased with the out of the box accuracy and function. No 'blood' on it yet, but the hogs are back so it will not be long!

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How much did you pay for your scout?

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If 308 is your choice I would highly recommend the Ruger Scout!!!
I bought one several month ago and I have been very pleased with the out of the box accuracy and function. No 'blood' on it yet, but the hogs are back so it will not be long!
Please keep in mind... this is just my opinion... It all depends on exactly what you're looking for in a gun.

I've been looking to get a bolt action as well (for hogs also...) and have considered a Scout, but recently I was at my local Ma & Pa and they had several Ruger American bolt actions in... and I have to tell you, the action on those is smoooooooooth!! Of course, they didn't have one in the correct caliber and barrel length (I'm looking for a 30.06 in a 22 length) but they said they could get one in a week if I wanted for around $350.

While I'm not saying the Scout is a bad choice... I have yet to hold one and see how they operate & shoulder... Also, the Scout have a stack magazine (10 capacity in 308), while the American has a rotary box one (4 round capacity) and I don't know if that would be a consideration for you as well... and it doesn't come in a 30.06 configuration or with a synthetic stock (...yet that is) which I prefer for a field gun to hold up to the rough environments you might encounter. But I will admit, that laminated factory stock does look good!!
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