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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by thecollecter, Jun 20, 2013.
Just looking for the pros and cons for both of the rifles
In a word,JUNK!
770 shoots straight at least. Sticky bolt. But some times comes straight out if u pull really hard.
Have not shot a 783 yet but IMHO the 770 is the worst hunk of garbage Remington ever put their name on. I WAS a long time Remington fan but have been boycotting their rifles for several years now since their QC has gone to $#!^ lately I am even avoiding their reloading components. Save yourself the headaches and buy another brand, I have had great luck with Tikka, Winchester and Savage since dumping Remington, my T3 shoots better then even my good old Remington 700s did.
I've had the 770 starting to get better groups like 4 inch 100 yards not that amazing but it does the job! I've never had a problem out of mine shot 100 rounds one day and it ran outstanding and my bolt isn't sticky like I've heard alot are!
Collector... only reason I can see for you buying a Rem 770 is if you plan your collection in the POS catagory!
Looking for a budget great shooting rifle? It's spelled SAVAGE.
Dang I understand how you could say it has some cheaper replacement components but what makes you think it's in the pos category? I mean really you probably have never even owned one! Maybe went to the local academy and held and it made you decide ahh that's a pos?
actually i have owned a M770 in 30-06. probably the worst excuse for a rifle i ever owned. the bolt was rough and sticky. the trigger was heavy and gritty feeling. it shot groups like a shotgun patterns. and for the record, i like Remingtons and own many Remington firearms. also this was not just a one rifle deal either, as i have shot many M770's in various cailbers and all that i have shot, couldn't group worth a dang.
and please don't tell me it must have been me, because i have been shooting guns well over 40 something years and own some very accurate rifles, plus i also reload for all my centerfire rifles and even tried some handloads in the M770 with no good results either.
as for the M783, haven't seen one in person yet, so i don't know if they have improved the failings of the M770 or not. personally, i would probably just pass on the M783 and just buy a M700 instead. i know that one is a proven platform.
Your own words have condemmed the rifle.
Your groups have IMPROVED to 4" @100yd ! I would reject a rickety M94 30-30 with open sights with that grouping.
The 100 rounds in 1 day, all fired in sighting in?
My advice is to leave it in your vehicle & hope someone steals it.
Watch that the thief doesn't return it next day!
The 770 deserves it's place at the bottom of the food chain, I know way too many people who own one and they all hate them. I would imagine that the 783 would HAVE to be better because it is hard to imagine a rifle any worse, I don't plan on finding out though I don't want another Remington they have been nothing but headaches for me, Freedom Group has ruined them IMHO.
A good shooting ugly *** rifle maybe.
I would take a Venture or Vanguard over a Savage any day of the week.
That's all I require from a rifle.
I guess that I'm not infatuated with the looks of guns... thats why God made women!!
Apex, several of here on the forum a couple of years ago did determine the 770 could always be used as a jack handle!
Funny stuff there. Just busting your chops.
I just can't own any firearm that doesn't shoot good AND be pleasing to my eye. Just the way I'm built.
But then again , I've been with some real unatractive women, so I guess I'm just weird.
No, not weird at all (yr taste in guns, not women)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
For example, the AR family that EVERYBODY is gaga over... IMHO they have about as much appeal as the dismantled ABS plastic drainpipe sections that you see discarded behind plumbing shops!
Hey, don't bother posting your objections, I know them already.
The 770 is an embarrassment for Remington, or at least it should be. Steaming pile of junk. I wouldn't have one if it were free. There's no excuse for having one because there are plenty of decent rifles that shoot as well or better for the same price.
I haven't had a chance to take a 783 apart yet so I'll withhold judgement, but it has to be an improvement over the 770.
Def not fired while sighting in only took a few for that was just saying kept on shooting with hot barrel still never had a problem! Well considering it is a pos scope as well ill take the 4 inch groups
any rifle that could not achieve anything better than 4" groups at 100 yards would never be in my collection. not one rifle do i own presently more than 1/2" at 100 yards.
you would probably have been very happy with the 770 i owned then. with handloads, i got it down to about 3" groups at 100 yards. i guess your idea of accurate rifles differs from mine.
So your telling me you can take ten shots and be all at 1/2"? And let me know what rifle that is and scope! I mean not saying its not possible as I have my ar within an inch but I think that's great! The 4 inch isn't amazing but for my purpose of hunting deer at mostly within 100 yards it is perfect for $300 in my opinion! I no longer own my .270 bc of hunting with the ar but I never had a problem with it! Was your bolt sticky or have any problems besides tight groups?
yes. i can. not rushing my shots and using loads i worked up for that particular rifle. i don't try to just send shots downrange as fast as i can. i am looking for accuracy, and not quantity of my shots. pretty much any one of my rifles can achieve this. heck, even my 17 HMR can do it.
IMO, the 770 is a poor excuse for a rifle, and there are many better options of rifles in the same price range that are much more accurate and well made than the 770. i am stating an opinion based on past experiances with them and nothing more. if you feel a 4" group at 100 yards is acceptable, then fine. it's not for me and never has been. between my family members that shoot, my friends that shoot and myself, i can probably lay my hands on at least 50 rifles that will shoot 1/2" groups or smaller at 100 yards, 10 shots or more.