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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 08:37 PM
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Winchester model 70 is a good product also. Wally World often has sales on them with a scope.

I prefer the 300 win mag but wouldn't recommend it as a first gun.

30/06 is a great round it will serve you well.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 09:52 PM
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You may want to cut down on barrel length also. You won't gain much fps over say a 22" barrel and you will appreciate the shorter barrel over the long run. First rifle, I'd go for a 30-06 or 270win they both will do everything you would want. I haven't heard anything good about the Remington 770 line and this is coming from someone who has 1/2 doz remington firearms. Look for a good used 700 rem mountain rifle/scope combo and you will be happy forever.
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You may want to cut down on barrel length also. You won't gain much fps over say a 22" barrel and you will appreciate the shorter barrel over the long run. First rifle, I'd go for a 30-06 or 270win they both will do everything you would want. I haven't heard anything good about the Remington 770 line and this is coming from someone who has 1/2 doz remington firearms. Look for a good used 700 rem mountain rifle/scope combo and you will be happy forever.

thanks, i'll ditch the 770 for a while and see what i can find.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 07:03 AM
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770 are throw away guns, my good friend has several gun stores and he offers lifetime warranty on all his guns. He will not even stock or take one in on trade because he wont offer the warranty on 770 at all. Sometimes it is worth spending a few more $ and get something that will last. Several people have recommended a Stevens, I bought a Stevens for my wife to use and she has had nothing but great results. With my hand loads it is just as accurate as my $1000.00 Rem 700 CDL SF. 30-06 is a great caliber if you’re only choosing from those 2. 300 mag is way too much for any N. American hunts. You will shoot it once and say wow, 2nd say ouch, and 3rd put it down. The 3 calibers I swear by are .243, .270, 30-06, my favorite being the .270.
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I favor the Remington 700, mainly because I have one chambered in .223.
Although both the .300 mag and the 30-06 are fine calibers there are many others you should consider. some that will recoil much less than the .300 mag. these are the .243 or the 6mm Rem (better ballistics than the .243) the .270 and if legal in your state the .223 which is very inexpensive to shoot by comparison to the other choices mentioned. any of these especially the .243 and the .223 can easily become a favorite varmint rifle.

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y'all couldn't give me a remington product period. not the newer ones. My buddy just got a remington 700 SPS tactical. shot all over the place. took it back and it ended up being a SMOOTH bore rifle..lol. their QC has gone to heck.. The older ones are fine weapons, my son has a 700 youth model in .243 that is about 9 years old now that is an absolute dream to shoot.

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New Remington's quality?????

This kinda hurts, I really wanted to buy both a M700 Mountain and a 750 Carbine one day. The situation hopefully is one that they will fix SOON. The Detroit 3 Auto Companies finally learned to consider quality a requirement. Hopefully the people in charge at Remington will again spend the resources required to bring it back before their reputation is ruined.

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I would never sell my Rem 700 bdl mountain rifle, probably one of the best shooting/carrying rifles I own. Remington products have never let me down. I wouldn't purchase a newer low end budget rifle from them right now though! I think they had better do a quality check quickly.
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I have 2 rifles and a shotgun right now, all older Remingtons.
An 870 Wingmaster w vent rib 1986,
a 572 pump .22 1994
and a 700 BDL varmint special in .223 1992.
all of which are very nice firearms. silky smooth actions, solid and accurate.

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I own a .30-06 770 bought it a month ago. Dont get it i regret it. although it does shoot fine nice tight groups. i dont like the clip or the bolt. And i already am having to replace the bolt stop on it cause it does not stop the bolt from coming out anymore. Like others have said shop around you can find some at the same price or just a little more that are way better. I will be buying a new one for next season for now it will have to do.
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