View Full Version : Pockets aint Deep... Rem 770?

05-05-2011, 10:51 PM
I'm in the market for a .30-06
I was down at big 5 and looked over the savage 111 they have and the remington 770.

My local big 5 doesn't cary the savage in .30-06 only .243 and some other caliber the remmy they stock in .30-06 and 7mm. The 770 actually felt better to me than the savage but thats just in the store.

I understand it is not on par with the 700's I've read numerous threads over the action not being as smooth, but never found any that knock it's reliability. I'm just looking for a decent or good shooter that I don't have to be too scared to damage because it's so pricey and I won't feel guilty over how much i spend.

also does anyone from the SF bay area know a shop that stocks the 111 without the accutrigger and a price?

Price is what draws me to the 770 it seems like a good buy for the money and as the title states my pockets are shallow. I want to try my hand at hunting this year and being my first bolt action I don't feel (though I want) I really need a $600.00 Remington 700 but one for 350 with a scope included and the difference spent on ammo sounds nice.

Thanks fellas.

05-05-2011, 11:32 PM
Don't! 770's are just mistakes in all.. Go with a savage or even a Howa instead or at least save up for a 700. You'll thank me and your self later.

770's are crap and the evil step child Remington should have never let happen.

05-05-2011, 11:34 PM
Try a Savage Axis on for size, and don't underestimate the .243 caliber; just my take . . .

05-05-2011, 11:37 PM
or just buy a used remmy 700 in the forsale section :D

tuna quesadilla
05-05-2011, 11:57 PM
Stevens 200.


7.62 Charlie
05-06-2011, 12:33 AM

05-06-2011, 1:17 AM
Do some quick searching on google about the remington 770. You won't find much that's said in it's favor.

Like 7.62 Charlie pointed out, there are a number of them(well, they've been made for so long) available used and even if you don't want a wooden stock or something it's not as if there aren't a million aftermarket stocks for the 700.

Other people have also pointed out many other budget rifles that may be worth saving for(remember, just because the 770 comes with a scope, doesn't mean the scope isn't a POS, you can throw a $50 scope on anything) within the $450-$550 range.

Savage, Tikka, Howa, Weatherby, Stevens, and others(all in no particular order) make great rifles that are priced well and are pretty much all considered to be superior to the 770. Even if you don't have the cash right now, so what? Save up. You'll be better off waiting a month than you would buying a 770 and ending up wanting to get rid of it later. Look up the brands that others and I have mentioned on google, and you'll see people arguing over which ones are better, instead of finding post after post of people regretting their 770/710.

05-06-2011, 1:46 AM
Howa or Weatherby can get in package with scope. Cheap. Good.

This is particularly cool package:


05-06-2011, 5:42 AM
Weatherby Vanguard, Marlin XL7/XS7, Stevens 200. Don't get the 770.

05-06-2011, 10:47 AM
I just got a used Savage Model 10 in the classifieds from a very nice Cal Gunner for $450. I made the mistake once of buying one of those cheap versions and hated it. Its much cheaper to do it right the first time ;)

05-06-2011, 2:09 PM
T/C Venture is a nice one.

Paper Boy
05-06-2011, 2:21 PM
Weatherby Vanguard

Yes. Or a Howa. Both are great guns for the price.

05-06-2011, 2:23 PM
another one for marlin xl7.

05-06-2011, 3:30 PM
Find a different store and get a Savage/Weatherby Vanguard or Howa which makes the barreled action for weatherby/Tikka(really sweet)/Marlin instead of the pice of junk Rem770. Or buy a good used one of the above(except the 770/710) or a Rem700. Then put a new/used Leupold 3X9X40 or 3.5X10X40 on it and you will be set for life. The 30-06 is a great choice but if you want to shoot it much then the 308win would be a better choice due to surplus ammo and the same preformance on game as the 30-06. I have both cartridges in several rifles/pistols and would get a 308 now. If it were the 1960's or 70's I would get the 30-06......and did.

05-06-2011, 3:41 PM
Remington 770 IMO is JUNK. get a Savage 110. Way better rifle. Save the fewextra bucks to get a better rifle. I have my old Savage 110 and its been great. its 18-20 years old and its great.

05-06-2011, 5:35 PM
Another vote for the Savage. Make sure it has the accutrigger.

05-06-2011, 5:44 PM
I once thought i'd do the same. Not much money, and saw an add for the 770. Stopped by sportsmans, held it, felt wonderful, looked good too. Then i pulled back the bolt and tried to push it back in and half a second later was handing the rifle back to the clerk and never looked back. What a waste of metal....

05-06-2011, 8:07 PM
A remington 700 can be had for $450 new if you search well. Hint* Try budsgunshop under clearance.

One way to tell how good a rifle is by its' resale value. You will find it quite difficult to find any R700 under $450 new or used.

05-06-2011, 8:35 PM

this is a good deal, it's an older one with a wood stock... these days the Rem 700 action alone cost $400 (that means you get the barrel, stock and trigger for free!)