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Ok what do you guys think of this gun now?

I was out shopping today and came across this gun. the remigton 710 combo.

its a 30-06 synthetic with a bushnell scope. Granted its not some top of the line sniping gun like Ken would buy (and can afford ) this is more in my price range.

I guess my real question is, is this a good quality gun that will shoot well. or do I need to spend a few hundred more to get inot the rem 700 range?

What do you guys think? oh heres the LINK to the gun I'm talking about.




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Honestly Tony, it is a nice gun for the price. However in the same price range you can get a Savage 30 .06 which is known for its accuracy or a ruger. I think both have and I'm positive the ruger has a ruger action. Those actions are awsome. You can load the damn things and shoot and reload upside down they are so tight. The action in that remi in not that great. If you want to go cheaper, and don't be ashamed cause I did too. . I paid $250 for my raptor arms 30 .06 and found an awsome Simmons Aetech scope online for $75. The scope makes this gun. I like it and its plenty accurate for hunting.

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Those actions are awsome. You can load the damn things and shoot and reload upside down they are so tight. The action in that remi in not that great.

I can load my 700 upside down and fire it also. Funny come to think of it, my P89 can, my AR15 can, my shotgun can, my lever action .30-30 can. The lugs on my 700 are alot stronger than the lugs on any other rifle without going to custom made ones.
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I can load my 700 upside down and fire it also. Funny come to think of it, my P89 can, my AR15 can, my shotgun can, my lever action .30-30 can. The lugs on my 700 are alot stronger than the lugs on any other rifle without going to custom made ones.

Try it again. Seriously, you may have a different action. I was looking at the gun Tony's talking about at Mega Sports and they actually showed me that it falls out.

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If the action falls out, its defective. No way in hell would I shoot a rifle that the action falls out if you turn it upside down.

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tony get a rem700 308. youll be happy you did.
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Just my .02 but i went with the Browning 7 mm for hunting. Has a much flatter trajectory with better distance. 30-06 is nice and so is the gun you are looking at but i just want to throw my opinion out there. When looking for a scope.........a good rule of thumb is (i know its unrealistic) but a good scope should be almost twice the cost of a gun.

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Ill throw in my vote for a .270. Mines a charm ! Top it with a Leupold Vari-X II and youre go to go.

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I know the 30.06 has fallen out of favor these days, but it is a very versatile round. With all the different weight rounds, it can take down anything in North America and is plenty accurate. When I went legit, I had a Remington 30.06 semi auto (It's that lefty thing again.) deer rifle that was a great all round sporting rifle. Since I don’t kill anything anymore and tend to shoot paper or clays I’d probably go with a 270 or do the liter bike / Busa thing and go 7mm mag. Although I've never seen it, I'm sure the 710 will shoot fine (meaning better than you or me) if you like it. The write up sounds pretty interesting although I’m not wild about synthetic stocks. It looks like it will be a good deer rifle. Hey, what about a CZ? I thought you were hot on them? I agree with Crazy and LabDog, the scope makes the gun. You will laugh when you see the beast I have mounted on my cheapo .22. It's a Bushnell 3x9 50mm. Talk about over kill. The best part about it is how bright it is in poor conditions. Since I reworked the trigger it’s a strong shooter. I'm sure the scope was miss-marked when I bought it. Anyway, I’m back to my classic gun question. What are you planning on using it for? Let that dictate what you buy.

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Tony anyone of these guns the guys listed will work for you. Don't fall into the trap of thinking the lastest whiz bang techno gun is going to make you a shooter, it won't If you want to be a shooter (I don't consider bench rest shooters, shooters) the 700 is a fine platform, any half decent scope and lots of practice. Don't start doing mods to the gun until, you can consistently shoot the X-ring at 100 yards from any position. Then slowly start doing mods, one at a time, do whatever, then practice, see where your at, then do more, if necessary. Stay with one brand of ammo.....period, keeps notes, too many things affect accuracy, the biggest one being the shooter.

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BTW My favorite hunting rifle, A Bristish Lee Enfield .303, open sights. At 100 yards, anything in it's sights is dead And one other thing, if you think you'll be making 200 yard shots at game in the bush, your really smoking some bad shit Even a 100 yards is a long shot in the field, know your game, learn to stalk.

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Tony anyone of these guns the guys listed will work for you. Don't fall into the trap of thinking the lastest whiz bang techno gun is going to make you a shooter, it won't If you want to be a shooter (I don't consider bench rest shooters, shooters) the 700 is a fine platform, any half decent scope and lots of practice. Don't start doing mods to the gun until, you can consistently shoot the X-ring at 100 yards from any position. Then slowly start doing mods, one at a time, do whatever, then practice, see where your at, then do more, if necessary. Stay with one brand of ammo.....period, keeps notes, too many things affect accuracy, the biggest one being the shooter.

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BTW My favorite hunting rifle, A Bristish Lee Enfield .303, open sights. At 100 yards, anything in it's sights is dead And one other thing, if you think you'll be making 200 yard shots at game in the bush, your really smoking some bad shit Even a 100 yards is a long shot in the field, know your game, learn to stalk.

Exactly Rick.

I have a Enfield .303 MkI No4 right now. Magazine spring is a bit worn out on it. Has a full synthetic stock. Stock furniture needs to be restored and the rest reblued.

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Ya the 710 is nice and ecomical, The more I thought about it at the bar last night, I just cant get over that Grey stock. Why the hell couldnt they make it black. I do like syth stocks that are black like my shotgun is. I am staerting to lean twords buying something in wood though. I am looking at the remingtons, and Crazy I actually have been looking at the savvages too, but was leary of them becasue I never knew anyone who owned one.



I am going to be doing some hunting with it. but mainly trough out the year I will be out at buffalo range with it. shooting at pennies at 100 yards




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For hunting you cant go wrong with a Savage Tony. I have a couple of friends that have them and whats been said is true. Out of the box theyre one of the most accurate rifles out there without having to do any mods.

Check out the fully adjustable trigger. Very nice

OK Im off of here and on my way to Gander...again...to do some window shopping!

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OK Im off of here and on my way to Gander...again...to do some window shopping!
Yup I was just there yesterday.

Hey if ya see any good deals on a savage with black stock/ stainless barrell and scope combo let me know what price it was, I cant remeber from yesterday




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Ya the 710 is nice and ecomical, The more I thought about it at the bar last night, I just cant get over that Grey stock. Why the hell couldnt they make it black. I do like syth stocks that are black like my shotgun is. I am staerting to lean twords buying something in wood though. I am looking at the remingtons, and Crazy I actually have been looking at the savvages too, but was leary of them becasue I never knew anyone who owned one.



I am going to be doing some hunting with it. but mainly trough out the year I will be out at buffalo range with it. shooting at pennies at 100 yards
You can always dye the stock, people do it all the time with the Gray H&Ks

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or take a can of krylon to it..i am for real.
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Ken's right but make sure you do a hell of a prep job!

I prefer synthetic stocks just cause wood is manipulated environmentally. I am talking many many years here not just 1 hunting trip either!

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yep and wood will screw with your POI just about every season other then the normal bullet drop due to colder temps...if anything FREE float the whole thing and bed the action and reciver to help make it a strong shooter.



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Ok heres the other one I'm thinking about. LINK


Oh by the way which caliber would you guys suggest. heres my options

270 Win., 30-06 Spfld., 7mm Rem. Mag., 300 Win. Mag., 338 Win. Mag.




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308 for now and for a long time unless your hunting something that weighs over 600 pounds and is thick as hell.

but then again, i can take down an elephant with a a single 308 shot, its just not sportmans like.



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Exactly Rick.

I have a Enfield .303 MkI No4 right now. Magazine spring is a bit worn out on it. Has a full synthetic stock. Stock furniture needs to be restored and the rest reblued.

Blade I had a Rem 7400 .30-06 semi. Can we say POS all together? Constantly jammed in cold weather.
I had the one before the 7400. I forgot the number, but it was a bdllh. I can't remember any misfeeds except for some .22 sabot rounds I tried to put through it. Strange. Just goes to show, newer isn't always better.

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I had the one before the 7400. I forgot the number, but it was a bdllh. I can't remember any misfeeds except for some .22 sabot rounds I tried to put through it. Strange. Just goes to show, newer isn't always better.

My cousin had one also. Same problem. Below 30 and it had feeding problems. Basically it ended up being a summertime target rifle until I sold it.
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Ok heres the other one I'm thinking about. LINK


Oh by the way which caliber would you guys suggest. heres my options

270 Win., 30-06 Spfld., 7mm Rem. Mag., 300 Win. Mag., 338 Win. Mag.

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when I was looking for mine I was going to go with a weatherby or savage. I finally was set on a savage, but everyone was out of them. Mega told me I'd have to wait big time for it. So I ended up going with this cheapo Raptor arms. It looks nice, but I sure wish I waited for the savage.

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