I joined a shooting club several years ago....try to take 4 rifles to the range at least one day a week to shoot and chat with my fellow shooters. I've seen a lot of Remington rifles there, but don't recall ever seeing a 770 or its predecessor. I spent most of this morning at range and gent I often shoot with began talking about his experience with a 770, which was not a good one. Basically, a friend had asked him to do a trigger job on one....something he is quite adept at doing with a rifle. Like earlier poster related, he was not happy with what he saw when taking apart the rifle. Make a long story short, he'd buy a Stevens 200, Marlin XL/XS or Mossberg ATR before he'd buy a Remington 770. Mind you, he is not a Remington hater, owns a .260 Remington rifle he ordered from their custom shop.