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Old 03-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #101
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The one and only fatal flaw with the 770 is the crap trigger

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:29 AM   #102
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Both guns are trash. The action in the 770 feels like sand paper on broken glass it lacks any refinement. In saying that i had one for a while and it shot well. So for a throw around tool that gets you hunting it will sufice, but not for me.

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Both guns are trash. The action in the 770 feels like sand paper on broken glass it lacks any refinement. In saying that i had one for a while and it shot well. So for a throw around tool that gets you hunting it will sufice, but not for me.
Not to seem like a fan boy of the 770, but you have have just got a bad bolt.....mines really smooth and only binds the rare time.
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Besides the bolt problems in the 770 which seem to vary from one to another the major turn off for me on the 770 is you are not able to replace the barrel like you would the savage or ruger. The receiver and barrel are essentially one piece and once one is worn past operation then both are scrap.

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Besides the bolt problems in the 770 which seem to vary from one to another the major turn off for me on the 770 is you are not able to replace the barrel like you would the savage or ruger. The receiver and barrel are essentially one piece and once one is worn past operation then both are scrap.
That was a huge reason why I went with the axis.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #106
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Besides the bolt problems in the 770 which seem to vary from one to another the major turn off for me on the 770 is you are not able to replace the barrel like you would the savage or ruger. The receiver and barrel are essentially one piece and once one is worn past operation then both are scrap.
There's a legitimate piece of information and thanks for posting it. I always hear people bad mouthing the 770 but the only thing they say is that the bolt is rough.
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the barrell problem is why i went with the stevens 200 a few years ago. more options and parts to choose from keep in mind when i bought my budget rifle i had the 770 and mossberg to choose from the ruger and axis didnt exsist

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i have owned a M770 and have shot several in various calibers. mine in 30-06 was miserable as far as accuracy. also the trigger being heavy and gritty feeling and the bolt was very rough in usage. i noted the same in the several others i have shot. accuracy is the exception rather than the rule with the M770.

as entry level hunting rifle, IMO, it fails miserably. there are too many that cost at or near it's price point that are far better in accuracy and quality. such as the Marlin X7 series, the Savage Axis series, the Stevens M200, the Mossberg ATR 100, and several others as well. comapred to these, the M770 is not even worth consideration.

for the record i like Remington products and own several, but i would never even own or give consideration to the M770. if anyone has had a positive experiance with the M770 and finds them to be accurate for their needs, then i congratulate you on having one of the few rare ones that happens to be accurate and works as designed. enjoy it.

Quote: the barrell problem is why i went with the stevens 200 a few years ago. more options and parts to choose from keep in mind when i bought my budget rifle i had the 770 and mossberg to choose from the ruger and axis didnt exsist

Godale, i had a Mossberg ART100 in 30-06. very accurate rifle and other than it's brutal recoil, actually a dang nice rifle. the Mossberg would have been a better choice IMO.

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i have owned a M770 and have shot several in various calibers. mine in 30-06 was miserable as far as accuracy. also the trigger being heavy and gritty feeling and the bolt was very rough in usage. i noted the same in the several others i have shot. accuracy is the exception rather than the rule with the M770.

as entry level hunting rifle, IMO, it fails miserably. there are too many that cost at or near it's price point that are far better in accuracy and quality. such as the Marlin X7 series, the Savage Axis series, the Stevens M200, the Mossberg ATR 100, and several others as well. comapred to these, the M770 is not even worth consideration.

for the record i like Remington products and own several, but i would never even own or give consideration to the M770. if anyone has had a positive experiance with the M770 and finds them to be accurate for their needs, then i congratulate you on having one of the few rare ones that happens to be accurate and works as designed. enjoy it.

Quote: the barrell problem is why i went with the stevens 200 a few years ago. more options and parts to choose from keep in mind when i bought my budget rifle i had the 770 and mossberg to choose from the ruger and axis didnt exsist

Godale, i had a Mossberg ART100 in 30-06. very accurate rifle and other than it's brutal recoil, actually a dang nice rifle. the Mossberg would have been a better choice IMO.
And as usually, I agree with axe. The Remington might be decent but there is better.
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And as usually, I agree with axe. The Remington might be decent but there is better.
thanks Sniper. i just feel there are better choices in the same price range. for the person who hunts maybe once a year, who might shoot maybe one box of shells in a year, who is pressed for time and can't spend a lot on looking for a good rifle and needs one ready to go out the box and is willing to live with it's accuracy limitations and can't afford a lot of money for a hunting rifle, then the M770 might be an option if nothing else is available. that's no me.

i have bought used rifles that cost the same as M770 and find them to be superior in accuracy and function. i picked up two M700's last year that one cost me $250 in 270 and one for $350 in 30-06 that was scoped. they both needed cosmetic attention, but both are very, vry accurate. the 270 was made in 1969 and the 30-06 was made in 1971. bought both at a pawn shop.
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