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Posted: 12/21/2005 11:49:07 AM EDT
I have heard good and bad things about this rifle. Anyone with personal experience? I have never had a 'precision bolt rifle', and it would see light use.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:50:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
I have heard good and bad things about this rifle. Anyone with personal experience? I have never had a 'precision bolt rifle', and it would see light use.



If you want a PBR, don't blow your money on a 710.

You can find a good used 700 for that much money, or maybe less, if you wait until right after deer season and hit the pawn shops.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:51:45 AM EDT
I am in possession of my buddy's 710. It is not that well built. The tab that keeps the bolt assembly from sliding out broke or wore away after maybe 100 rounds.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:52:23 AM EDT
Last time I was at the range, the people next to me had a brand new 710 in 30-06.

It failed to fire 6 times. Just did not hit the primer hard enough. Brand new Remmington ammo.

It also "jammed" a few times. The bolt was so hard to operate it really took some working.

Brand new gun. First time to the range.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:53:43 AM EDT
It is only $325 too much
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:54:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
I have heard good and bad things about this rifle. Anyone with personal experience? I have never had a 'precision bolt rifle', and it would see light use.



buy a 710, and you still wont have a 'precision bolt rifle'
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:54:24 AM EDT
Clunky, platic everything, bolt locks into barrel instead of reciver because the barrel is pressed in. 2.5 moa maybe? Save your cash --- 700P, or if you really want to drool georgia precision
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:57:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 11:57:57 AM EDT by Fat_McNasty]

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Last time I was at the range, the people next to me had a brand new 710 in 30-06.

It failed to fire 6 times. Just did not hit the primer hard enough. Brand new Remmington ammo.

It also "jammed" a few times. The bolt was so hard to operate it really took some working.

Brand new gun. First time to the range.



We have had 4 in the shop for repair that have been that way.. It was a out of spec chamber (too much headspace). And a dragging cocking piece. They are CRAP!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:58:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:59:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 11:59:44 AM EDT by SWO_daddy]

Originally Posted By sgwlower:
bolt locks into barrel instead of reciver

That, in and of itself, is not a bad thing.

Benelli R1, Browning BAR, Sauer 205, Mauser M03, and Blaser R93 all work that way.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:21:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 12:36:27 PM EDT by elkmontarms]
The Rem 710's are pure crap from what I have seen in the shop. If you are on a tight budget and want a nice bolt gun try the new Stevens/Savage Mdl 200. They are around $225 to $235 wholesale and they often sell for under $275 retail. They are chambered from 223 all the way up to 300 win mag.

The Stevens is almost a copy of the Savage 110/10 action with a cheaper stock, old style Savage trigger and a simple matte blue finish. For the money we have been very happy with the ones we have seen. I am customizing a 300 win mag version to sell right now. The only draw back with them is they are very light so be willing to take some extra recoil from the magnum rounds if that is your choice of chambering.

Some other nice bolt guns for the money are the Howa from Japan (Used by Weatherby in the Vanguard) and the Charles Daly Mausers from Yugoslavia. I really like the Howas and they make really nice actions. Please save you money and buy a rifle that you will be happy with.

It has been really sad how far Rem's quality has fallen on some guns I have seen in the last year or two. The 710's and the Viper are pure junk that Rem should have never put their name on.

Merry Christmas......

Eric
www.elkmontarms.com
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:30:52 PM EDT
my friend's 710 seems to work for him. Its not a collector or pass on to the kids rifle, but his seems to work and is accurate at 100 yrds.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:37:04 PM EDT
My buddy just bought one, works fine......

M4-AK
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:50:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 3:51:46 PM EDT by Daniel76]
..the 710 I have is a POS. 2 full boxes of ammo through it and it still won't hit the broad side of a barn at 100 or 200 yards. I'm taking itback to Gander Mt for a refund. I was profoundly disappointed. Also agree with the comments about the bolt being hard to operate. I was more confident taking my iron sighted M1A out to hunt with.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:56:03 PM EDT
Academy Sporting goods will also sell a Remington 700ADL for $300 from time to time. Add a cheap scope, and you have a good hunting setup.

Precision rifle? You're gonna have to spend a WHOLE lot more than that...
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