Mossberg Trophy Hunter Combo or Remington 770 Combo?
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion >

Mossberg Trophy Hunter Combo or Remington 770 Combo?


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 13
Default Mossberg Trophy Hunter Combo or Remington 770 Combo?

Dicks Sporting Goods is having a Black Friday sale and two of the guns im trying to decide between buying is the Mossberg Trophy Hunter Combo and the Remington 770 combo since they seem to have great deals on each. Their asking $299 for the Mossberg and $250 for the Remington. Havent seen many reviews on the Mossberg and people have said the Remington is junk but then others say its not. So just looking to get everyones opinions on both guns. I know everyone says the Savage is better but not looking at any of those its just between these two guns. I do like how the Mossberg has wood stock but I know its the fake wood but still like the look over the Remingtons black composite stock. But I do like how the Remington the scope comes somewhat scoped in from factory and that its a good shooting rifle just the bolt action is a little iffy. Havent heard any reviews on how the Mossberg shoots so maybe some people here can help out. Thanks
mustang08 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 11-25-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,228
Liked 3701 Times on 1782 Posts
Likes Given: 1816

Default

Very simply!

Remington 770 = NO!
Mossberg Trophy Hunter of the two = YES!

A lot of people are not aware but Mossberg makes rifle barrels for several manufacturers on the QT! Good barrels and shoot well!

03
__________________
The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
*Patrick Henry

Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

-- John F. Kennedy

Last edited by Sniper03; 11-25-2013 at 03:47 PM.
Sniper03 is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 647
Liked 379 Times on 217 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

Reading your post, it seems as if your primary interest is in getting the most for your buck over actual value. You would be fortunate to get half of what you paid for the 770 24 hours after purchase. If you are determined to choose between the two, my choice would be the Mossberg, based on the lesser of two's shortcomings. Both are basically an entry level rifle, but the issues have been so thoroughly discussed with the Remington, it would have to be the Mossberg. Have to say though, $300 can get you so much better.
GTX63 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,624
Liked 2220 Times on 1525 Posts
Likes Given: 820

Default

I would look into the scope before buying either rifle. You can find nice pentax scopes for $69. Leopold has some very attractive scopes for around $160. I would look at the savage 110 with a nikon scope for around $500.

You can cry once for buying a nice rifle/scope combo or you can cry every time you pick up the gun for buying something less than adequate.
John_Deer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 01:18 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 13
Default

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.
mustang08 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 02:02 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Great North Woods
Posts: 2,565
Liked 2057 Times on 1074 Posts
Likes Given: 392

Default

Neither. If you are going to spend good money on a rifle do sone research. Those rifles are dogs.....and I'm no rifle snob. For $120 you could get a milsurp Mosin Nagant that would shoot better
chloeshooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dwmiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Madisen, In
Posts: 1,461
Liked 665 Times on 480 Posts
Likes Given: 976

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang08 View Post
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.
__________________
"You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one."
-- Rush Limbaugh, in a moment of unaccustomed profundity

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

"MOLON LABE" - Come and get them, can't be any plainer than that!

Last edited by dwmiller; 11-27-2013 at 10:53 AM.
dwmiller is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 03:50 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 112
Liked 22 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Remington 770 is a throw away rifle. The barrel is pressed into the receiver so wouldn't be possible to change out if it gets burnt up or bent dropped etc. Not to mention when it heats up your more likely to have some drift.
E7018Dan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Mossberg 500 combo 18.5 cylinder bore. Is it fixed? M1GARANDBING General Shotgun Discussion 21 06-13-2013 12:59 AM
Father and Son Remington 870 combo GeneralPatton General Shotgun Discussion 16 04-02-2013 04:07 AM
Mossberg 100 ATR w/scope combo robocop10mm General Rifle Discussion 6 07-29-2012 04:15 AM
Just bought my first shotgun! Mossberg 500 Combo! sTimoral General Shotgun Discussion 6 03-16-2010 02:01 PM
Mossberg Combo #54169 Questions Tuco General Shotgun Discussion 10 02-13-2010 03:44 PM



Newest Threads