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    I'm looking at buying a new rifle and wanted to know people's review on Remington 770 .300 mag. Thanks for the replies.

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    I was in the same boat as you a few days ago, for the price you think, thats good and its a Rem.. I did a lot of reading form other people and asked others and they said Rem. should stay with the 700. I read where peoples internals on their 770's were breaking and they had to send them back into Rem.

    So I went with the Wetherby Vangaurd 300. Sportsmans has them on sale this month with a scope/case/sling for 499.99.

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    Complete junk...

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    I'd stay away from the 770, especially if the Weatherby is competitively priced. That said, there are few guns on the market, not even Weatherby, that can compete with the price/quality of the 700. Of course, you're looking at $750+ just for the gun, but compared to the Weatherby you are getting a much better trigger, accuracy to spare, and a gun made in the USA. My Model 700 in .300 Win Mag has taken coyotes, deer, antelope, and bison (all with handloads) from 100-600yds, not to mention the 500-1,000 rounds I put through it each year at the range. It has always shot MOA or better. But a gun needs to fit you, both at the shoulder and in the wallet, so if the Weatherby speaks to you then go for it.

    When the weather sucks just remember: your chances of getting a deer sitting in the house are about zero.

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    Also, if you're thinking of going foreign, the Howa 1500 makes an excellent package gun with a Hogue stock and scope for about $500. As far as quality, Howa makes the Weatherby Vangaurd.
    Good luck and shoot straight!

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    What about the Savage .300 win mag w/scope? Is this a comparable/competitive gun? I was at sportsmans today and they had it for $419.

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    Look at the Tikka T3, I've got one in .270 and 2 friends in .300wsm and all are real tack drivers. They start from $500 to $750 or so.

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    I have a Tikka T3 Lite in 300 WSM, and really like it. I was going back and forth between the Weatherby and ther Tikka. The Tikka just felt better.

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    I'd opt for stainless and get the Tikka. MOA or better out of the box accuracy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelplates View Post
    What about the Savage .300 win mag w/scope? Is this a comparable/competitive gun? I was at sportsmans today and they had it for $419.

    My buddy has a Savage in 300 Win. It shoots better than he can.
    That being said, I think the "synthetic" stock on it is complete junk. They seem to be decent rifles, and have a reputation for being a cheap, "beater" gun with more accuracy than many of the more expensive brands.


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    does anybody have any experience with the remington xcr?

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    Default Try a Winchester Mdl 70

    There are still a lot of the Winchester 70 classics avaliable used and like new at around the $600 mark.

    If you are buying a .300 Mag to hunt serious game that may bite back the Win. 70s Classics do have the controlled feed that the other American made guns - other than the newer Rugers - lack.
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