Originally Posted by russ1982
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.