Remington 700 vs 770

Discussion in 'Remington' started by Shootester, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Shootester

    Shootester G&G Newbie

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    I've been looking at rifles, and I've narrowed it down to these two. Is there a big difference between the two? Either way I want it to shoot .30-06. It will be for target shooting. I'm not sure if I will get into hunting.
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    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

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    the 700 is a vastly superior rifle.
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    Are you sure you want a mule kicker like a 30-06 for target practice?
    I have a Rem 700 BDL 30-06 which has killed many deer but for target practive it is punishing. I dont even look forward to checking the scope prior to hunting season, even with a slip over recoil pad.
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  4. two-70

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    i shoot a remington 770 in 270 win. it shoots very very good and a lot less money, all in what ya want and which fits ya best, a remington is a remington
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    700 but you need to hold both

    I would choose the 700 but what is important is that you shoulder each gun and choose what really fits you best in terms of weight, balance, eye relief, pointability, trigger pull, etc. This is far more important than any engineering difference between the two guns. Also, its a 99.99% chance the same metal and quality control goes into the barrels for each gun.
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    I prefer the older guns, though

    I think the choice in calibur is more important here. the 3006 is a bit of a kicker of a gun. To get started in target shooting a smaller calibur would probably be a better choice.
    Starting with a gun that kicks only makes it harder to shoot well. Yes you can shoot a 30-06, and have great accuracy, but you would do better if you started with something lighter.

    I think the choice in calibur is more important here. the 3006 is a bit of a kicker of a gun. To get started in target shooting a smaller calibur would probably be a better choice.
    Starting with a gun that kicks only makes it harder to shoot well. Yes you can shoot a 30-06, and have great accuracy, but you would do better if you started with something lighter.
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  7. Shootester

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    I took your guys advice and I'm looking into smaller calibers. I was wondering what you guys thought about the savage 200? I'm looking at it in 7mm x 08 and .223. Both are only $300.
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    The 223 would be a good caliber due to the lack of recoil and the availability of inexpensive ammo ( military surplus )
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    Id vote for a 223 in the 700, i have a 700 and a 710 (just the older version of the 770) and the 700 is much nicer and smoother in its action
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    the stevens 200 are very fine rifles and shoot just as good or better as the rest of them and less money, very accurate
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    I bought an M1903-A3 30-06 for practice....it is fun to shoot, but after 20 rounds, my shoulder gets pretty sore.

    If you plan on only target shooting, a .223 would be perfect. It has good effective range (500+ yards? Someone here would give you a more solid number), and it very cheap compared to other centerfire rifle cartridges.

    The 7mm-08 is also a very nice cartridge, but rather expensive to shoot. You would be better off going to the .308 and getting a cartridge that has a bit more recoil, but is cheaper to shoot. The .308 is often used in 1000 yard competitions, and thus would be very good for target shooting.

    As for the 700 vs 770, if you have the money, I would definitely go with the 700.

    For a M700 target rifle, I would seriously consider the Remington M700 SPS Varmint. For the money, you really can't do much better.

    It comes in 3 of the best Target Calibers (.223, .243, and .308). The gun can be purchased for about $525.

    Here is a link:
    Remington Model 700™ SPS™ Varmint
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  12. Midas

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    I wouldn't wish the 770 on my worst enemy. Go with the 700
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    Lol, that's a bit much, but the 700 is quite a bit better than the 770.
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    Thx guys. I'm gonna get the .223(At gander mtn its $6 a box compared to $25 for the 7mm). I think it will be a great gun to learn with.
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    It definitely will be. The smaller recoil will teach great trigger control skills.

    Let us know what you get and how it works.
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    Check out Ruger's new Hawkeye boltaction ain't nuddin wrong wid dem...A.H
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    Ruger makes great firearms. But they tend to be more pricey, and I'm not sure if you are getting a better rifle then the cheaper Remington. Especially when the 700 SPS comes in a bull barrel, which would almost be a must have for purely target shooting.
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    I want to thank you guys! I finally got my rifle. It's a Savage 200 .223 like I said before. The scope is a Bushnell I think, but anyways thanks for the help. I will try to get some pics up.
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    You made a good choice.
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    Savage makes a great rifle, they've been around for ever.

    Don't forget to let us know how she shoots :D
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