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Remington 770

Anybody have experience with this gun? I am looking to buy one in the .243. Is there a different .243 I should check out under 450 bucks? I want to use it for coyotes and for my kids in the future for deer.

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Re: Remington 770

in my opinion you can do much better than the 770 for under $450. look at the Savage Axis, Marlin Xs-7 and Ruger American. All 3 are heads and shoulders above the 770.

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Re: Remington 770

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in my opinion you can do much better than the 770 for under $450. look at the Savage Axis, Marlin Xs-7 and Ruger American. All 3 are heads and shoulders above the 770.
Cool. Which one of those that you mentioned is best? Also, is a 25.06 a better choice? I want a gun to shoot coyotes and deer that won't kick too much for a 10 year old or a female. I also want a caliber that has common ammo and at a decent price.

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Re: Remington 770

+1. The 770 is pretty rough, bulky and you're stuck with it. Can't use it to build on later, no aftermarket triggers or stocks. The axis is a base model Savage but it's light and handy, you can swap out an aftermarket trigger and get a decent scope... all for less than $450.
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Re: Remington 770

The local Wal-Mart has the Ruger American for$357.00. Havn`t heard anything bad about them. My G`Duaghters Boyfriend shoots a770. Clunky and the Bolt is stiff but it does shoot good!
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The local Wal-Mart has the Ruger American for$357.00. Havn`t heard anything bad about them. My G`Duaghters Boyfriend shoots a770. Clunky and the Bolt is stiff but it does shoot good!
Come with a scope?

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Re: Remington 770

Based of your post here and in the predator hunting thread I urge you to check out Grice's Christmas Flyer, Pg. 14....the Savage Axis is really your best bet for $309.99 with a 3-9x40 scope!

You can get it in 223, 22-250, or 243. In my oppinion if you want yote gun primarily and be fur friendly, since you already have an 06, but you still want this gun to be able to take a deer when the time comes for a child/female get the 22-250! As I said in your predator hunting thread, the .243 is best deer caliber of the 3 but is very rarely a fur friendly caliber, the .25-06 is going to be even less fur friendly. The .22-250 is a great coyote caliber, among the best, and with a nosler partition or bullet of the likes your going to drop deer no issue either!

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Re: Remington 770

Funny you ask about the 770. I got one as a gift from my father the other day(we do our Christmas early). Mine is a 7mm-08, I took it to the range this morning for grins, I didn't expect much with the no name scope, and their bore sight was 2 feet high, and 3 feet to the left,lol. after I got it on the bull at 100 yards, I cleaned it, put a fouler through it, and tried a 3 shot group. Three shots of factory winchester ammo got me a 1.114" group. I think if I play around on the loading bench, I can reduce that alot. Once I put good optics on it, and work up a good load, I'll put it up against any hunting style rifle out there.

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Re: Good .243?

Looks like I will go with the Savage Axis. Is this just as good as the Ruger American?

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Re: Good .243?

Very similar. The Ruger may have a little better fit and finish, but Savage is putting out some very accurate guns.
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