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Old 09-09-2020, 10:43 AM
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OK - is it junk or not? I always thought of them as POSs but I was looking at some of the reviews on this rifle and I think I may have to change my perspective on them. Yes I know they aren't a 700 but the videos I've seen show them as being decent shooters for the price range. The Savage Axis may have a few notches up on them but all in all they don't seem as bad as I initially thought. The worse complaint I heard with them is the sticky bolt. But reviewers claim this smooths up after some use.
As for accuracy they likely won't win and competitions but for a truck gun or a beater gun I see its potential.
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:08 AM
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when you deal withj budget minded rifles you get less fit and finish and accuracy tends to be more pick of the litter
there not GREAT rifles, but they do work and most I have shot or seen shot, actually shot pretty well

my buddy bought one as a beater truck gun in 30-06 and its a 1 inch shooter, at 100 yards with the ammo it likes, NOT all ammo, just what he found it likes
just like most rifles tend to be
and this is where many folks bash rifles
they don;'t invest time in finding what it likes and just complain its NOT that accurate! and or give up!

IMO< its a OK rifle, its SAFE reliable and works
but its not the best feeling or looking rifle to MY eye's!

these days there are a TON of budget minded rifles out there , if you like it, grab one, odds are if nothing else you can sell it, deer season a coming, used rifles hold value now more than ever!

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Old 09-09-2020, 12:07 PM
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The only real knock on the 770 is that in its price category there are better options in my opinion. The Ruger American, savage axis, and others are all similarly priced but better rifles in my opinion.

A 770 for a truck or loaner rifle, or even a budget rifle to help someone get into the woods isn't a bad thing. But there are some better options out there.

RIGHT NOW there are lots of good used rifles pretty cheap. Blued and wood just isn't that popular so you can usually find older savages pretty cheap. I've seen marlins in the 350 range lately.


I've picked up savages and Stevens for under $200 in the past and they are a much better rifle than the 770. Not a knock on the 770, it's just there are better options out there. If you have or find a good deal on a 770 I wouldn't hesitate to 'pull the trigger' and play around with it some.
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Old 09-09-2020, 12:30 PM
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I'm just toying with the idea. I am very impressed with my Savage Axis I picked up earlier this year in 350 Legend.
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Old 09-09-2020, 12:47 PM
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to be honest I have seen countless rem SPS 700, with combo packages from stores like cabela's/Bass Pro, DIcks, and so on, for cheaper prices than I have seen on the 770's
and IMO< there better rifles too!
a sa fact I picked up a SPS700 in 234 came with a hard case, a cabela's brand 4x12x40 mm scope, scope cap covers for just over 300 bucks BRAND NEW on sale!
and it shot extremely well with the first box of ammo I ran thru it

but again, with SO many budget rifles out there any more
I believe in handling as many as one can and see what FITS YOU the best, just cause something MIGHT BE< built better or different parts on it, doesn't mean its better for YOU!
many folks over look fit when buying a marketed item, and feeling they NEED it, or want it, based on reviews and , sadly, they don;'t fit the person all that well once they get it!

another thing is when your looking to add accessories, some rifles have more options in that end, from scope mounts to???(and I was NEVER a fan of the Ruger design scope mounts some of the Ruger rifles have?had) )
but this is why there are so many, to each there own on what they lie /dislike!


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Old 09-09-2020, 04:24 PM
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mrbb I guess I'm pretty lucky (other than being a southpaw) but just about every factory rifle feels good to me. Shotguns are a different story altogether but most rifles fit me good with a scope. The only exception to is are my Marlin 1895s. I have to raise the comb height for proper fit when using a scope.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
mrbb I guess I'm pretty lucky (other than being a southpaw) but just about every factory rifle feels good to me. Shotguns are a different story altogether but most rifles fit me good with a scope. The only exception to is are my Marlin 1895s. I have to raise the comb height for proper fit when using a scope.
this is maybe due to MOST makers build to ONE average persons size
so those larger or smaller are the one's that can fit issue's

I always used to see this in women and smaller kids or, very large/tall males

it also always made me wonder why so many rifle makers that would CLAIM to have a youth or woman's model l would never adjust for trigger length of pull,(from pistol grip to trigger, not OAL length of pull) just)
all they would ever do MOSTLY ALL< was cut some wood off the butt end of the stock, yet that never helps folks with smaller shorter arms and hands really
YES many adapted, but again, that isn;t having a gun that FITS you!
MOST of us older guys, I gather will ALL recall learning how to shoot a gun that DIDN"T fit them, be it a full sized 22, or even a shotgun,, if you watch this happen you will SEE folks wiggle and move about till they can GET sights on things,! its NOT nature pointing for them!
YES we can adapt and get better, but I again always wondered why so many are willing to over look GOOD fit, to buy what is popular!, I sold a LOT of guns over the yrs and see this countless times!
the WANT for something over powering the actual fit of things for them!and I seen some folks drop a BIG chunk of cash too
just like shotgun, and HANDGUNS<
when a GUN fits you JUST right, you will always shoot it better, than one that doesn't!
nature of the beast!

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