Originally Posted by mustang08
So stoped at Dicks today to see the guns they had for the Black Friday sale and see how they feel before the sale started. Tried a 770 and it felt nice but played with the bolt action and I could see where all the complaints came from with it since it was very junkie feeling. They didnt have the mossberg there even thought they have it in the add so dont know if they will get one soon. But while I was there looked at the Remington 700 and liked how it felt and the bolt action felt better so ended up getting that one. Might be a little bit more money but they had a great door buster sale on it and for 400 bucks cant beat the better quality for that price.
You wont regret a 700. Its soooo much more gun than the 770! Fine mid to long range package depending on the caliber plus lots of upgrade and aftermarket support. Put a good scope on, maybe a trigger job and you have a rifle that will be a treasure to be handed down.
TIP: Take a look at 30 or 35mm scopes. Usually much better than the 1" tubes. Also try to find steel rings and mount, they are much more stable than Aluminum. Leopold makes a fine twist in system for the 700. Not much more cost than a cheap set, but holds zero through anything you'll ever use the rifle for.
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Last edited by dwmiller; 11-27-2013 at 11:53 AM.