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13 reviews | 3.8 out of 5
My prior experience with Reminton arms has always been good. Remington makes some of the best shooting rifles. The Remington 770 was there venture to provide a low cost hunting rifle to a demographic of new hunters or shooters. They hit the mark as far as providing a low cost, accurate rifle. However, Remington seems to have sacrificed on the quality standard to make this mark. The scope is a modest beginner and was very close to dialed in out of the box. With a little tweaking, it was dead on at 100 yards. Shot after shot grouped in at about 2 and a half inches. (It could be tighter with a little work, probably on my part.)
The dissappointing part...the bolt. There is an incredible ammount of friction in this bolt assembly. The bolt doesn't seat very securely and has a tendency to ratchet when ejecting and seating. This can be reduced with liberal ammounts of oil and a steady hand, but don't get in a hurry to get off a second shot. The feed from the magwell is pretty rough and takes a little force to seat in the next round. I'm not sure what is causing this problem...the mag or the bolt dragging.
In short, if you're looking for a cheap hunting rifle package...you should be happy with this. If you love to shoot fine firearms...well, you get what you pay for, duh.
I bought a Rem 770 the other day at Walmart. I was not real sure about the scope but it works great its a Bushnell product. I bore sighted it and went to the range yesterday. at 100 yrds 4 shots touching each other in the bullseye. I have fired alot of weapons but this 308 is great. If you are looking for a great all around Rifle this is it. I shot through a tree and still hit a target.
I have owned and operated a number of rifles, shotguns, and exotic firearms and this is a very good quality rifle...The bolt was a little rough and stiff at first but using and breaking in and few lubes later very smooth and reliable, I've claimed 20 coyotes, 5 bears, 5 whitetail, and 3 moose with this rifle. while not completely zero'd it was pretty close right out of the box 1 hour at the range and it was sighted in optics very reliable I love bushnell. This package I recomend to all ranges of hunters from those starting out to the most seasoned and experienced....HAPPY HUNTING YALL!!
Gun $297, expectations to accurately shoot at 100 yds or more with tight grouping with the bolt working smothly.
At first I was initially disipointed in the bolt actioin. It would often get blocked by the rim of the next magazine fed cartridge while trying to eject the currently spent cartridge. The botom bolt prong of the three pronged bolt would catch on the top of the next cartridge in the magazine where the bullet seats into the casing. The fix was to take a file or a drumel tool and ever so slightly round of the back bottom rear edge. I repeated this step a couple of times until it cycled through a full magazines without being blocked. Other then that the weapon fired very nicely and from what I could tell was very accurate at 100 yds. Am so looking forward to taking out into the field to harvest some deer. At the price I was able to purchase this weapon at I don't see how I can lose as long as it keeps firing. Next rifle will be the R700 ADL 308 or 30-06.
After the gun's bolt was fixed it exceded my expectations keeping in mind that it is an entry level gun.
Bought this gun in .308 for my 11 yr old son. Takes a little fine tuning out of box to zero in the scope. Recoil is comparable to .410 shotgun when using 150 gr. ammo in the rifle. Youth in the 10 yr old and up range should be able to handle this rifle fine when shooting from a blind with a rail or other type prop. The bolt is not smooth but working it and applying oil will definitely help this out and improve the action on the rifle. My son got his first deer with this gun and made a beautiful shot from about 65 yards. Well worth the money and will last them for years.
Purchased one 11//9/12. License 11/9/12. First time hunter. Clean wiped bolt and bolt slide area. Tested slide action repeatedly for 5 minutes.
Got up the next morning to go with friends for opening day of deer season here in NC. Test fired my new, out the box rifle against small 2-cycle oil container (4.5" tall) at 60 yards. Out-the-box... aimed for screw top... hit screw top on first shot. Sights factory bored-in.
I am not an advid hunter, gun enthusiast or end-of-the-world guy. No kill on day, but after 10 rounds and 8/10 on-point hits between me and 2 other true marksmen in our group, all of us were impressed. G Mack
was looking for a .308 rifle due to military experience. I knew of Remington's reputation.couldn't quite afford a model 700. Purchased the model 770 in .308. I am not sorry that I did. The rifle does everything that I ask of it. As with all new rifles, make sure you break the barrel in properly.
If you are looking for an economicaly priced gun buy a Savage or Marlin, I recently bought this gun just because it had the Remington name and was expecting to get a quality product, boy was I wrong. The bolt works very rough and the magazine is hard to insert. After deciding to trade the 770, several dealers would not even talk about trading this gun. I did manage to trade up but took a big loss.
The Remington 770, I bought my son, right out the box, 9 rounds to zero. gave the rifle to him, he shot 3 rounds touching each other at 100 Yards. Today is the first time that he has ever "seriously" shot. usually just plinks with the .22. If you are looking for an affordable rifle, that is reliable, or first timers hunting rifle, I would recommend it. the "sticky" in the bolt can be gotten rid of by simply removing the bolt, and applying some elbow grease, and Hoppes.
The model 770 is a great gun with a great price. It was not meant to take over the market but an entry level shooting experience. The only problem I found with the gun is what most others have found and that is the bolt action. This was remedied on my gun simply by a good cleaning and using a good gun oil. Many like to down the gun but this is most likely due to their inexperience with weapons. If you want to start out with the top of the line go with the model 700 but expect to pay much more for the gun.
Like others I also had sticky/stiff bolt issues. What I did was used some 1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper available at any auto parts store and used it with Remington gun oil to polish up the bolt. Took about 30 min or so and now it cycles as smooth as a hot knife thru butter. Why Remington never added that polishing step in their machining process I dont know, would have only added a few min per batch of bolts in a tumbler. If not for that I'd have rated it a solid 5 as the rifle shoots super accurate if you miss your shot with it it's all on you not the rifle. I plan on getting another one in a 30.06
Pros: Out of the box you can shoot .308 with a very inexpensive rifle. If you are going hunting this is a very good first gun
Cons: The scope is garbage. The front sling mount will break if you attempt to affix a bipod. The bolt is not smooth at all. The stock can basically never be replaced (without contacting Remington and they will likely want almost half what you paid for the gun as payment).
In short, do not buy this gun. Save your pennies and buy the much more reliable Remington 700.
Bought this rifle for my son last month in 30-06. Took the rifle out to the range for sighting today and discovered how badly built this Remington 770 is! I am a former competetion shooter and have owned a Remington 700 (Fine rifle) for over two decades. Very disappointed that Remington would sell a rifle with the low quality bolt and milling as I currently find in the 770. I will be returning this junk to Remington and will pay the difference to get a model 700. I recommend that you skip the 770 and pony up a few more dollars and get a 700, you will be pleased.