Rem. 770 300 Winmag
Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:51 PM
Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:49 PM
Some of the negatives I have heard is that it's made to a "cheaper" spec. This should be obvious based upon the price point alone. But, you still have folks out there trying to compare the 770 to "high-end" rifles which is just unfair, if not downright silly. Most of the complaints are little things like how the actions are pretty stiff out of the box. Truthfully, I'm finding that with just about every new firearm going these days. They all need to be stripped, cleaned, and lubed before anything else. (The actions on most are absolutely packed with cosmoline and won't hardly even cycle a round if they aren't treated right out of the box first.)
It seems that the majority of people who actually own them (and keep a realistic view of them) enjoy them. I hear a lot of comments like, "Not bad at all for the money." Hey, that's a comment I've made myself many a time about a lot of different things that I've happily owned.
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:20 AM
I've seen many complaints that the action can not be rebarreled. Personally I see this as more of a side note than an issue. These guns typically sell brand new for a little more or less than a rebarrel job would cost you. If you only run a box or two of shells through the gun a year the barrel will probably out last you.
I'll re-emphasize Jeremiah's comment about initial cleaning. Strip it apart and degrease everything with a good Gun Scrubber (including running some patches soaked in gun scrubber through the bore followed by a bore conditioner). Then re-lube the other parts with Breakfree CLP or Rem Oil.
Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:54 AM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 07:45 PM
Now the caliber...a 300 win mag, can't be beat. I've taken everything from white tails in North Dakota, to Elk in Colorado, Bison in Wyoming, Moose and Bear in Canada. It is an awesome caliber for any big game, and it will reach out there and touch something at 500 yards no questions. ( we have a bob cat silhouette gong target at the range at 510 and I can sit at the bench off of bi pods and ring it all day long.) mind you it took some shooting to figure out the ballistics for that range,
Like the others I'm looking forward to your report on how it shoots for you. If you put a muzzle break on it, don't forget your ear plugs in the left ear when you shoot. you won't hear out of that ear for 2 days following a few shots while hunting
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:43 PM
OK now that I was straightned out by Leo I will reword. I bought a rifle and would like to know what you all think of it. It is a Remington 770 300 winmag bolt action black synthetic. I know I like the reports on it and am looking forward to using it.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:23 PM
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:08 PM
Jere I believe you will like the 308. You can get close to a 30-06 in short and midrange performance but in a short action. I have a cousin that really loves his.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:37 AM
I am the proud owner of a brand new Remington 770 300 WIN MAG. I have two complaints. One the clip only holds three bullets, and the other is anyone who doubts this gun. I own a Remington 11-48 also. These two guns have made me a man who will swear by Remington. Being the grandson of a gunsmith, I have shot many different types of guns. The 300 WIN MAG that Remington makes is by far my favorite rifle, Browning has a 30-06 that comes in second which is followed by a mosin nagat. This being said order of shotguns are Remington, Savage, (Belgium) Browning, and Ithica. Steve, in my opinion, after running through a few boxes of shells and not losing a bit of accuracy, grouping with in a half of an inch at 200 yards, BEST RIFLE ON THE MARKET!!!!. And it is cheap.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:11 PM
I have read good things and bad things about the model rifle you purchased. I normally believe the rifle itself. Clean it and take it to the range and let the rifle prove to you its value. I am surprised by the caliber, That is a lot of rifle there. But having read and watched some hunting programs where the 300 Winchester Magnum was used, I must admit it had impressive knock down.
The only rifle I ever shot that was about the same caliber I think is, my brother in law owned a Weatherby 300 Mag (He called it). I think it shot a different bullet then the Winchester Mag but I will not swear to it. I shot his a few times on the range when I was considering an elk hunt out west. I opted for a Ruger M77 in 7mm mag instead. His rifle seemed like too much gun for me. But I am sure yours will get the job done.
Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:58 PM
The 300 win mag can be a handful. Ive had a few of them and even at my (over)weight they hammered me pretty good. One weighed 13# scoped and was still a handful. A hunting friend bought a tikka t3lite in 300 win mag. beautiful rifle, but not to shoot. a lot of 770's are pretty accurate despite the workingman's price point. good luck with it.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:09 PM
You will like the 300 fine, Steve. They are pleasant to shoot, in some configurations. Others are brutal. I had a model 70 for one day, and sold it. My Browning I shot for over 20 years, 100 rounds in a day at the range along with other monster mashers. Are you going to be handloading for it? If so, stay with the heavier bullets, as they retain more energy at longer ranges and don't tear up the smaller stuff anywhere near as much as the lighter ones. A 190 or 200 grain is optimal for the 300.
Jer, Don't cheap out on the 308, PLEASE! They are a super accurate caliber, pleasant to shoot, extremely easy to load for, not particular about powder selection and will reach a long ways. You will love it. It will do all you want and more with a 165 grain.
Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:26 PM
Hi guys , long time no see .. I myself have been looking at the rem. 770 in 300 and i like what i see . I'm going tomorrow to pick it up.
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