Remington Model 770

Description

The Remington Model 770 is a bolt-action hunting rifle chambered for seven different cartridges. The M770 is an updated version of the M710, which was an economic version of the M700. The M710, however, suffered harsh criticism and several complaints. In conclusion, many blamed the plastic internal components for poor functionality in turn destroying its credibility, so Remington discontinued it. Yet, producing a less expensive model of a top-notch rifle is usually a popular idea, so Remington introduced the M770. It has a synthetic stock and is available with a black finish or a real tree camo finish and comes with a pre-mounted scope. Some components were changed to steel like the magazine latch, but others are still plastic. Remington recommends the M770 for novice shooters to hunt small and large game or leisure shooting.

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Specifications

.243 Win.
Caliber:.243 Win.
Capacity:4
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Scope:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 9.125"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
7mm-08 Rem.
Caliber:7mm-08 Rem.
Capacity:4
Sights:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 9.125"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
.30-06 Springfield
Caliber:.30-06 Springfield
Capacity:4
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Synthetic/real tree camo
Material/Finish:
Carbon steel/matte black
Stainless steel
Scope:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
.308 Win.
Caliber:.308 Win.
Capacity:4
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Synthetic/real tree camo
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Stainless steel
Scope:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
.270 Win.
Caliber:.270 Win.
Capacity:4
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Synthetic/real tree camo
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Stainless steel
Scope:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
7mm Rem. Mag.
Caliber:7mm Rem. Mag.
Capacity:3
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Synthetic/real tree camo
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Stainless steel
Scope:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
8.625 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 9.25"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
.300 Win. Mag.
Caliber:.300 Win. Mag.
Capacity:3
Features:Pre-mounted scope
Action:Bolt
Stock:Synthetic/black
Synthetic/real tree camo
Material/Finish:Carbon steel/matte black
Stainless steel
Scope:Pre-mounted 3-9X40mm scope
Website:http://www.remington…
Weight:8.5 pounds
8.625 pounds
Barrel Length:22"
Twist:1 in 10"
Length of Pull:13.375"
Overall Length:42.5"
Drop at Comb:1.125"
Drop at Heel:1.375"
MSRP$460.00

Editor Review

The Remington Model 770 is a controversial rifle.  Sitting at the bottom of Remington’s present line of bolt-action rifles, the 770 was engineered to be as inexpensive as possible which can imply a certain degree of chintz.  Many owners of the 770 are very happy with their purchases but there are also quite a few who have serious problems with the model.

The ‘7’ designation instantly creates association with the better-known and well-regarded Remington model 700.  Yet Remington created a distinctive profile to the trigger guard that makes it clear at a careful glance this is not a Model 700.  I don’t blame them—otherwise disgruntled former 770 owners might be less likely to look at a 700 when their budgets allow.

I prefer to accentuate the positive, so I’ll point out first that the Remington 770 is capable of very good accuracy.  Off of a bench rest this is a gun that is going to put the bullet where you need it to go, almost without question.

But a hunting rifle needs more than just accuracy.  It needs to also be reliable and enough of the 770s have had problems to raise an eyebrow.  While the gun is perfectly safe, there are too many accounts of problems—such as embarrassing anecdotes about bolt handles snapping off—to safely ignore.  The triggers tend to be rough and the actions are sticky and awkward.  Time and use may break the action in; then again the same time and use may also result in one of the many plastic parts breaking.

Don’t get me wrong – I am well aware that there are many satisfied 770 owners out there.  My point is that a 770 is something of a crap shoot.  This gun is not the best that Remington can do and it has no special features that set it apart from similarly priced rifles made by Stevens or Marlin.  For the money, you might as well pick up one of the competing brands or, better yet, seek out a used Model 700.

The 770 is often conflated with its predecessor model, the 710.  The 710 had so many problems and such a bad reputation that it was somewhat reengineered and re-launched as the 770.  The 710 tends to have failures of the magazine latch and should be avoided on the used market.