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Old 02-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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I am new to the rifle world but am planning on buying a 30-06 Remington. I was looking at the Remington 700 SPS but found the Remington 770 with scope for 300 dollars cheaper. Can
anyone explain to me the differences in the rifles and which would be the best to go with for a beginning hunter

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i dont know exact specifics. IMHO, i would go with the 700

http://www.remington.com/product-families/firearms/centerfire-families/bolt-action-model-700.aspx

http://www.remington.com/en/products/firearms/centerfire/model-770/model-770.aspx

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700 better platform to build on get a scope separate the best you can afford

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The 770 is designed to be a cheaper version of the 700, but you do get what you pay for. It is designed to facilitate a lot of automation in assembly. The tolerances aren't quite as tight and in my hands, the 770 felt lighter and not quite as solid as the 700. I love my 700 .308, it is great. It really depends on how you plan to use it. If you plan to shoot a lot or you really want to reach out to 500 yards or more, go for the 700. For hunting at medium distances, the 770 would probably be fine.

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From those two choices, I would go with the 700 hands down. If you don't mind buying used, you could get a 700 a lot cheaper (may not be the same set up though). I have a Remington 700 ADL in 30-06, and it is a great gun. It's super accurate and well made. I got it a few years ago, and it cost about $400 from a pawn shop.

Marlin and Savage also make really good guns at low prices. A Marlin X7 is about $300-$400 and Savage has several models that are $400-$500.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/x7.asp

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/finder/

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I would go with an older model 700. I had it in 30-06 and liked it a lot. I've heard some people have had safety issues with it though. Mine shot true every time.

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Don't know how the new ones are, but, I have shot the 700 in 06 for 35+ years and love it.

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I would go with an older model 700. I had it in 30-06 and liked it a lot. I've heard some people have had safety issues with it though. Mine shot true every time.
That is from inadequately maintained firearms or triggers adjusted outside of factory recommended specs. From the factory, they were fine. People shouldn't treat there firearms like **** and malfunctions (generally) wont happen.
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I am new to the rifle world but am planning on buying a 30-06 Remington. I was looking at the Remington 700 SPS but found the Remington 770 with scope for 300 dollars cheaper. Can
anyone explain to me the differences in the rifles and which would be the best to go with for a beginning hunter
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The 770 is designed to be a cheaper version of the 700, but you do get what you pay for. It is designed to facilitate a lot of automation in assembly. The tolerances aren't quite as tight and in my hands, the 770 felt lighter and not quite as solid as the 700. I love my 700 .308, it is great. It really depends on how you plan to use it. If you plan to shoot a lot or you really want to reach out to 500 yards or more, go for the 700. For hunting at medium distances, the 770 would probably be fine.

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the M700 and M770 are two totally different rifle platforms. nothing will interchange that i know of. the M770 has a pressed in barrel, where the M700 has a screwed in barrel. the M700 also has a multitude of aftermarket support in the form of parts and accessories. the M770 doesn't.

the M770 has a very flimsy stock, the trigger is gritty and heavy, and non-adjustable IIRC, the bolt is sloppy and ill fitting as well as being able to bind up easy. the platform is nothing like the M700 which has proven itself for over 50 years for hunters, target shooters, LE and the military.

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I would go with an older model 700. I had it in 30-06 and liked it a lot. I've heard some people have had safety issues with it though. Mine shot true every time.
hopefully you're not trying to regurgitate those M700 internet myths again? and if you go back and do some research about them, most all were found to be unfounded or could not be duplicated and those that were, were found to have been improperly maintained or having had been improperly adjusted by unqualified persons.
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