770 rifle advice.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by lsi1, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. lsi1

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    ok i've got a line on a remington 770 rifle chambered in 270. the story goes the guy bought this gun black friday sighted it in at 50 yards and now he wants to go longer range hunting next deer season so he's buying 7mm08. thats the story i've gotten whether or not its true is up for debate.

    I've read most of the keyboard comando reviews and most of the chairborn rangers say its crap simply because its the budget line of a company. Has anyone used a 770 with any success?

    would you walk away from it priced under $200?

    Thanks guys appreciate the help.
     
  2. ajole

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    A: the guy is an idiot, the .270 shoots faster, flatter, and carries energy down range better than the 7mm-08.

    B: ask Rach about the 770. Based on his experience and the rep Remington has established lately...I'd pass on anything over $100. And that's assuming the scope is worth at least $75.
     

  3. lsi1

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    thats what i was thinking about the ballistics also looking at the charts 270 definately looks to be flatter and faster.
     
  4. Hermitt

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  5. lsi1

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    i sure wasn't gona tell the guy that i'd rather have 270 any day of the week.
     
  6. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

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    Mr. O'Connor certainly loved the .270.... I seem to remember reading stories of him taking elk at over 500 yards.
     
  7. Dagwood

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    I have a 770 I took in on trade. Chambered in 30-06, its way more accurate than I am.
    I haven't owned any other modern hunting rifles, so I can't compare it to anything else.
    I did have an issue with the bolt pulling out with the bolt catch engaged, but I bent the tension spring a bit to give it more tension and it has been fine since.
    I think its a nice rifle for the money. We buy hp's cause they are inexpensive and reliable.
    I'd say the 770 fits the bill.
     
  8. lsi1

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    ok since i forgot to write this its going to be a deer rifle for my wife. so shot a little carried even less. maybe if its ok my son may use it when he is old enough.
     
  9. ajole

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    I'd still rather spend $300 on a Savage Axis package than $200 on that gun.;)
     
  10. lsi1

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    i am gonna let this one pass me by. There will be another day.
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  11. Johnny_B_Goode

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    The problem with the 770 is the plastic recoil lug, like it is a desert eagle. I do not care to hunt with a gun that I have to carry parts in my pocket.

    Here is a deal on a savage axis xp. Savage has a $50 rebate right now. Has a CenterPoint scope mounted on the gun.
    http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/5084/category/3/

    Rebate information.
    http://www.savagearms.com/promotions/

    IMO, this is the best deal on a Savage. The Weaver scope is very nice. You will have close to $300 in the 770 after you buy a scope and mounts.
    http://grabagun.com/sav-axis-ii-xp-270-22-syn.html
     
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