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Old 11-03-2013, 11:50 PM   #21
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For a budget rifle, the Stevens 200 is way better than a Rem 770, and has a nicer action than a Savage Axis. A friend has an Axis in .243, and while it shoots o.k., it has kind of a funky action, cheap looking. If they made the Stevens 200 in left hand , I would have one ( or two!).

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Savage 110/111 much better rifle and you can upgrade it yourself without paying a gunsmith, and only basic tools. Has the superb accutrigger from the box. Rem 770 is a throw away as soon as it starts having problems. Barrel is pressed into reciever. No way to adjust for wear or headspace at all! Cheap for the factory to build but poor design. Save yourself the headache and buy better to start with.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/rifles/savage/savage-m-111-30-06-trophy-hunter-xp-22-bbl-w-nikon-3-9x40mm-scope-19690.html. $519 + free shipping right now. Has a good Nikon scope to start also!

If you can't swing new look for this gun used. Should be ~$300 without a scope. Way better than a 770.

The thing everyone is ignoring is you can buy a piece at a time as you have the money or pay more upfront on a package. Package is a better deal on paper, only if you never upgrade or change anything. You want to be stuck with the cheap package scope forever?!? Never going to want a better stock?!? Never need a better trigger as your accuracy gets better?!? :eek

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The American I saw at Wally world had the synthetic stock and was ultra light, I'm not sure I'd like to fire a 30-06 in that because of the 'FELT " recoil.
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I own the 770 and have no complaints about it. For the money its a decent rifle. You get it all, ready to shoot big gun. Im sure there are better rifles, but not for the same price.

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The rifle I want is the Remington 770 ($350) because I can't save money worth a crap. Its an 8.5lb gun, the recoil won't be that bad.
I would recommend buying a used gun. I recently bought a savage 110 with the acu trigger in 7mm Remington mag. And the recoil is very manageable. I paid $400 but you could probably do better.
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I also had a good 770 of the batch on sale at dicks for 289. Mine is great for the price. But I also just got a savage model 110 used with Simmons scope 30-06 for $300. Look for used on armslist or Facebook. Plenty of good deals around
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For a budget rifle, the Stevens 200 is way better than a Rem 770, and has a nicer action than a Savage Axis. A friend has an Axis in .243, and while it shoots o.k., it has kind of a funky action, cheap looking. If they made the Stevens 200 in left hand , I would have one ( or two!).
Yup! Stevens model 200. I'd say the best budget rifle on the market.
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The 770 feels like a piece of plastic that could fall apart at any minute in your hands. My brother in law has one and its junk. Get a savage or a tikka or a remmy 700 if you really are stuck on Remington.

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