Remington 7, 700, 770

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by BonesD, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. BonesD

    BonesD New Member

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    Can anyone tell me the difference between the Remington actions on a Model 7, 700 and 770.(243). Is the 7 the same as the 700 just in a shorter package?
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    7- short action, 700, long action, 770 junk action.
     

  3. BonesD

    BonesD New Member

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    Thanks, I am interested 243. I thought all 243's were considered short action. If that is the case, and I don't know diddly, then your statement may be incorrect.
    Thanks again
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    .243 is availible in the Model 7, The 770 is not of the same quality. It uses plastic for some parts, not steel and I believe the barrel is press fitted, not threaded. It is an attempt to produce a Value rifle. Bad choice on their part, they failed to make it accurate and or reliable. Hence a junk action. It is also a long action, not a short.
     
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  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The 7 is only a short action and is lighter than the 700 short action.
    The 700 is available in short, long and magnum length.
    The 770 is a cheap excuse for a Remington. IMHO
     
  6. BonesD

    BonesD New Member

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    Ok, SO I will rule out the 770. Had to be a reason they are half the price.

    So according to you Robocop, the 7 is lighter than the 700, that is due to the entire gun being a compact model correct.?
    Is the action in the 7 as good a quality as the 700? I am only interested in the 243
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The model 7 is intended to be an easy to carry rifle that is reasonably accurate and powerful. The barrels tend to be very thin. The barrels will heat up quickly which will open up groups. 3 shot groups fired in a short amount of time will generally be two fairly close together (1 1/2" - 2") and the third that is 3-5" away.

    The first shot is all that really matters when hunting. The traditional "3 shot group" will be deceiving. Many model 7 owners use 2 shot groups as a basis for accuracy.
     
  8. BonesD

    BonesD New Member

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    Great information, Thank you, now that I have worn that out anyone have experience with the Savage 11 FYXP3.243 WIN Youth Rifle with Scope .
    It reads as though its a better choice than the 7. I am looking for the lighter 243's and I also like the detachable mag in this rifle. I don't know much about the accu trigger option but it seems to be a desirable option.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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    The Savage I do know better. I've never been a Remington fan. Don't own one.
    1st question, why a youth model?
    2nd, why a .243?
    Bad part about a detachable magazine, hit the button and it is history. I'm a Mauser guy, the internal mag with hinged floorplate works for my to this day. My CZ 527 mag is $50.00. Since it is a controled feed, you need the mag to load correctly. I've never found a pratical use for a detachable mag on a hunter. If 5 rounds, 3 on some does not do it, you need practice.
     
  10. BonesD

    BonesD New Member

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    ! its for my daughter
    2 Lower recoil
    3 detachable mag so shes not fumbling about in a tree stand in the dark trying to load her magazine when she could have done it the night before.
    If these models have a feed problem I would like to know. Have not seen any remarks as of yet to point to that issue.
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    Controled feed has a claw extractor and fully supports the case head. A push feed does not support the case head completely and can be used as a single shot. In most states a loaded mag is the same as a loaded rifle. Loading an internal mag takes seconds. Just one less thing to go wrong. The arguement of an external mag over an internal fixed is it reloads faster, well if all you are doing is changing a mag, ok. But it only takes seconds to feed a few more rounds into an interal without dropping an exteral and loading it. My oldest and middle sons both have Swedish Mausers as their hunting rigs. They usually load 3 cartridges when we enter the woods. They've never needed a second shot. One has a 6.5x55, which will take Moose w/ very little felt recoil, the other has a 9.3x57, still very light recoil. Actions are smooth as glass. One is a '94 action, one a '96. That is 1800..
     
  12. towboater

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    Had a 700 ADL in 243. It was a great gun. Sure wish I had not sold it.