Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > I need some advice

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-14-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
basscat89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default I need some advice

Ok, I've hunted all my life and I've only had 3 deer rifles. Browning .243, browning .300 win mag, and browning .7mm o8. Ive been looking at new guns and I found a good deal on a remmington 700 30-06. Can anyone who knows anything about this gun help me out?
I'm not too famillar with the remmington 700

__________________
basscat89 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-14-2013, 04:19 AM   #2
Moderator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,572
Liked 2251 Times on 1183 Posts
Likes Given: 153

Default

Remington 700 is a solid platform. Their QC has suffered lately, but they will correct any deficiencies. I would rather have a Savage, Browning or Howa, but the 700 is good

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 05:02 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MobileMarine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: youngsville,nc
Posts: 2,994
Liked 845 Times on 613 Posts
Likes Given: 479

Default

Never owned one but there seems to be a ton out there for them and also I think alor of swat and leos use them . They are over priced to me as are the goodies for them but to each his own .

__________________
Quote:
Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live
Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
Blessed is the man who's quiver is full
You live more in 5 minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in their lifetime.
MobileMarine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 05:48 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dub1686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 36
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

They had trigger problems in the past. Gun would go off without the trigger being touched. Not sure now if it is still a problem.

__________________
dub1686 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:45 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,027
Liked 181 Times on 144 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Why not spend the money on reloading equipment and you can down load your 300wm to do what the 06 will do. You can also expand what your other cartidges can do.

__________________
hardluk1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
basscat89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hardluk1
Why not spend the money on reloading equipment and you can down load your 300wm to do what the 06 will do. You can also expand what your other cartidges can do.
Not a bad idea, but it's also going to be the gun my nephew uses this year when he starts hunting by himself. So I don't want to give him my first deer rifle, or one of my $1000 Brownings, I think I have pretty much decided on a savage, they have a very inexpensive 30-06 scope combo. That way I don't have to worry about him scratching it up or dropping it out of a tree.
__________________
basscat89 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 24,410
Liked 16783 Times on 9730 Posts
Likes Given: 43815

Default

buy the Remington M770 instead.

__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Posts: 1,430
Liked 310 Times on 217 Posts
Likes Given: 536

Default new gun

Quote:
Originally Posted by hardluk1 View Post
Why not spend the money on reloading equipment and you can down load your 300wm to do what the 06 will do. You can also expand what your other cartidges can do.

Hey man. Don't ever try to talk a guy out of buying a new (or another) gun no matter how many he already has. I believe such an action violates the guy code.
ct
__________________
cottontop is offline  
Txhillbilly Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 01:20 AM   #9
Crazy Azz Redneck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,308
Liked 989 Times on 565 Posts
Likes Given: 440

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dub1686 View Post
They had trigger problems in the past. Gun would go off without the trigger being touched. Not sure now if it is still a problem.
99% of the trigger problems were cause by uneducated gun owners trying to adjust their triggers,and got them too lite,or from not cleaning their guns properly.
This can happen to almost any brand of rifle with an adjustable trigger,not just the Remington 700.


Quote:
Originally Posted by axxe55 View Post
buy the Remington M770 instead.
Why would you say that?
The 700 is a way better rifle than the 770.
__________________
Txhillbilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 01:27 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 24,410
Liked 16783 Times on 9730 Posts
Likes Given: 43815

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Txhillbilly View Post
99% of the trigger problems were cause by uneducated gun owners trying to adjust their triggers,and got them too lite,or from not cleaning their guns properly.
This can happen to almost any brand of rifle with an adjustable trigger,not just the Remington 700.




Why would you say that?
The 700 is a way better rifle than the 770.
feeble attempt at sarcasm! the 700 is ten times the rifle the 770 could ever even hope to be. the 770 is better suited at being a jack handle than a rifle.

completely correct at the root problem of the 700's firing on their own. too many backyard Bubbafied gunsmithing caused those problems.
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
I need advice. southernfirepower AR-15 Discussion 7 04-20-2012 11:59 PM
Need advice singleshot XD Forum 3 09-07-2009 01:11 AM
Need some advice CityBoy General Rifle Discussion 11 06-29-2009 08:44 PM