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Old 03-04-2013, 02:24 PM   #11
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I just got a Remington .270 at academy for $299
Let us know how you like it. I have nothing against remimgton, in fact I love the 700, but I personally dont care for the quality of the 770. I shot one recently that the cartridge wouldn't eject and had to be pried out. I always try to handle the gun that I buy to make sure its smooth.
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I shot both of them before buying the savage Axis, the action alone was the big player in my choice , the trigger on the savage was heavy but smooth , the 770 was even worse . I hav also been told the Axis barrels come off the same line as their other upper end rifles . I can shoot dime sized groups with my axis in .223 @ 100 yards with cheap remington UMCs . I have put a lighter spring in the trigger now at around 3.2# via the scale and a real tack driver with reloads my buddy builds for me .
for a budget rifle the Axis is a hard one to beat , if you have a bit more cash take a look at the Tikka T3 , very very nice rifle for the money

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Let us know how you like it. I have nothing against remimgton, in fact I love the 700, but I personally dont care for the quality of the 770. I shot one recently that the cartridge wouldn't eject and had to be pried out. I always try to handle the gun that I buy to make sure its smooth.
I love my gun here is a picture of 4 shots at 145 yards shooting down into a valley this is an 8" shoot an see target! I've never had any problems with my 770

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It's not all that amazing but it does the job for me
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I have a 770 & talk with a lot of people that have them so here's the deal. They are either great or bad, the quality control at the factory is below par bc it's a budget firle so as long as they fire semi straight they send em out the door. The trigger is a little squishy & the bolt isn't great. However you can easily get used to the trigger & you can fix the bolt. The bolt sets & slides on polymer. You can heavily break it in by working the bolt or even rake high grit sand paper to sand down JUST A LITTLE! Also, factory Bushnell optic is retarded & has a lot to do with the accuracy, if your shooting that scope I'd be surprised if you could have a group less than 3" wide. All that being said, I LOVE my 770. I slapped a $100 barska 6-24x50 scope. Have the bolt smooth as hell. & I'm used to trigger so it shoots great. I have the 300 win mag. I have now free floated the barrel & seen significant accuracy improvements but before fre float it would shoot 1moa at 100 yards, good for deer hunting. Also a lot of their bad name comes from the fact that most people who buy cheap rifles aren't experienced & blame bad shooting the gun. Bottom line it's coyly be a decent gun or a great gun depending on cal & the particular rifle you buy, & you will HAVE TO replace optics for an accurate scope.

Here's my best group before free float (after this shot I adjusted & hit close to center on other targets)

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Here's my average group after free float (shots left & right was me re sighting gun & now has 1/2moa accuracy)


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Overall the op should handle each of them and make sure they feel sturdy/like the trigger pull.

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What caliber are you looking for? I'm looking at the same few rifles, in 270. One thing I noticed while I wad looking this weekend is the barrel on the savage being much thinner. The Remington was by no means a bull barrel but a fair about thicker. The savage cane with abudhnell achiote that was actually really nice while the Remington was a smaller. scope. The savage was like 400 and the 770 was 549. This was at bass pro Toledo Ohio and they are running a special until the 6th whet you get basically 100 off when you spend 500. Not bad, if only the wife wasn't with me
I'm looking at them in .30-06
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What about weatherby rifles.

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What about weatherby rifles.
They are good but a little more $
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Between the 770 and Axis, I'd choose the Axis. However, I own an Axis in another cartridge and based on my experience with it, if I were you I'd take a look at a Marlin X rifle or the Ruger American. Don't own an American, but do own a couple of Marlin X rifles. Marlin does cost a little more than an Axis, but the extra cost is worth it.

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Weatherby Vanguards are OK, but check around for a Howa 1500 too. Howa makes the Vanguards for Weatherby and generally cost less. Vanguard is basically a Howa 1500. Do own a Howa 1500 243 Win and wouldn't mind owning another Howa.

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