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Old 01-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #31
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I was given a 770 for Christmas two years ago by my wife. It is chambered in 243. I love this rifle. It suits my needs perfectly. You are delusional if you buy a cheaper model of gun thinking your going to make kill shoots at 1000 yards. I can tell it is made cheaper than the 700 but it shoots consistent groups at three hundred yards and fires every time I pull the trigger. If it does those two things then what do you have to complain about. I really enjoy the gun. I am teaching both my boys to shoot with it. It fulfills it's intended purpose perfectly. If some one is in the market for an affordable knock around gun this is what I would recommend. Again I do believe this gun fulfills what Remington intended it to do. A cheap entry level gun. I will be honest my wife asked what I wanted and I just told her a caliber. I would not have bought this gun myself originally. But now that I have one and I see how well it performs I am very impressed.
well russ, i am happy that you seem to have one of the few that seems to have some degree of accuracy. reminds me of an old saying, "even a blind hog, can find an acorn every once in awhile". when your wife bought it, the salesman probably knew she didn't know the difference in rifles, and saw a chance to dump one. if it serves you in the purpose intended, congrats to you, but in your own words, a cheap entry level gun. heavy and gritty feeling trigger, sloppy and binding bolt, pressed in barrel and a plastic stock. i bought one several years ago, and sold it very soon after purchase as i was never pleased with it. i will never own another one, no matter how cheap in price, unless it's for resale at a profit. i bought it thinking it was a cheaper version of the M700, not even close! i will stick with the remington M700, the marlin X7 series, or the ruger M77 bolt actions or even a mauser type action. i like the winchester M70's but don't see too many around my area for some reason. but good luck with yours.
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i believe you are refering to the M798 and M799. they were actually barreled Mauser 98 type actions imported from Serbia by a company called Zastava Arms to Remington for assembly, then rollmarked imported by remington on them. remington discontinued them about 2008.

the 798 was built like a true Muaser with controlled feed and offered in most calibers. the 799 was call a "mini-mauser" and was a scaled down version of the 98 action but didn't have the controlled feed system. it was made for calibers like the 223 and 22 hornet.

shame they dropped these, as they were lightyears ahead of the M770. remington also had the Spartan line of shotguns, made in Russia for them and imported. they had an SxS, an O/U and a single shot.
No, I was specifically referring to the Remington 788. Remington quit making this gun back in the early 80s. Google "Remington 788" and you will see what I am talking about. There are a few for sale on gun broker.com.
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No, I was specifically referring to the Remington 788. Remington quit making this gun back in the early 80s. Google "Remington 788" and you will see what I am talking about. There are a few for sale on gun broker.com.
i stand corrected, i vaguely remember this one. i thought that was the 600 they use to have. but check out the M798 and 799. those are pretty cool. i started to buy one several years ago, and then found out they had discontinued them.
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Ok,
Sold the 770 for $50.00 less than I paid. Used the money (and a little more) for a Winchester 94 cal. 30-30... I been wanting one for my collection for a while.
Thanks for all the input! I knew mine was junk but, thought maybe I bought a lemon. ALL 770 ARE LEMONS!

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Consistent groups at 300 yards???????

That statement alone offers no evidence of a 770 offering exceptional or even usable accuracy.

Group size please.

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Consistent groups at 300 yards???????

That statement alone offers no evidence of a 770 offering exceptional or even usable accuracy.

Group size please.
I agree

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yeah, if i make groups of 12" all day long, those are consistent groups! not accurate, but consistent.
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I must apologize for giving my opinion of my experience with this firearm. I am obviously in the majority. I get 3-3 1/2 Inch groups out of mine at 300 and about 1 1/2 inch groups at 100. Now I know all of you are marine snipers who scoff at such abysmal accuracy but for me that's about as good as I get with my savage 110 so I assume it's not bad for a rifle that you seem to think would be better used as a door stop. I must say that the trigger does have some creep to it but it's not bad. Again for a cheap entry level gun I don't think this is a bad buy. Obviously I am wrong according to all of the marine snipers who are also master level gunsmiths. Who knows maybe Remington has a conspiracy going where they purposely put out 1000 bad guns to every 1 good gun. Hmmmm

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I must apologize for giving my opinion of my experience with this firearm. I am obviously in the majority. I get 3-3 1/2 Inch groups out of mine at 300 and about 1 1/2 inch groups at 100. Now I know all of you are marine snipers who scoff at such abysmal accuracy but for me that's about as good as I get with my savage 110 so I assume it's not bad for a rifle that you seem to think would be better used as a door stop. I must say that the trigger does have some creep to it but it's not bad. Again for a cheap entry level gun I don't think this is a bad buy. Obviously I am wrong according to all of the marine snipers who are also master level gunsmiths. Who knows maybe Remington has a conspiracy going where they purposely put out 1000 bad guns to every 1 good gun. Hmmmm
Theyve been known to do that

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In all seriousness I must have a diamond in the ruff. I took it out today and shot it just to make sure i wasent delusional and mine is a decent gun. The bolt doesn't bind. I get a pretty clean break on the trigger. No problems feed or ejecting. Magazine box doesn't stick it drops free like it should. I will say the stock feels like cheap plastic but it works.

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