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Posted: 7/20/2003 12:44:00 PM EDT
are they any good? i saw one at wally world the other day and i had to ask to see it. looks nice and its cheap! but is it REALLY cheap? i dont own a bolt gun yet but i dont think i would bump my other gun buying plans(see my post in this board) for this unless it just got outstanding reviews. i saw on the remington site that the barrel is pressed which i guess means you could never change the barrel out. is there anyplace to get a nice wood stock for it?
Link Posted: 7/20/2003 9:10:08 PM EDT
Yes it's REALLY cheap. I would suggest you look into something else. I was thinking about buying one but when i handled it and compared it to the Rem 700, the 710 just screamed "cheap and poor quality".
Link Posted: 7/20/2003 9:47:56 PM EDT
I preface my comments by saying that I haven't shot one of these. I have handled them and they didn't strike me as being poorly constructed. The rifle isn't designed to be a tactical rifle. It's meant to be an affordable out of the box hunting package. As such some alternative manufacturing processes were used to lower production costs and as a result end user cost. For example the pressed in barrel, saves the cost of a production step to both the barrel and the reciever. This is not really an issue since the barrel on the 710 has an integral barrel extenstion with which the bolt locks up, instead of locking to the receiver like the 700 does. I don't know, but I would guess that perhaps this would make headspacing easier as well, again lowering production costs. Also Remington literature states that barrel mounting is supposed to be permanent. Again it's supposed to be an affordable hunting package, not a tactical rifle. In saying that, there was a review of one of these in 30-06 in the August issue of SWAT. The author claims that after some break in, he was able to get .5 MOA from the porne with it. Plus it comes standard with a detachable mag, which is always nice. My impression is that if you're looking for an inexpensive way to keep the freezer stocked, this may be a good bet, but if you want a tactical rifle or a project gun, look elsewhere

Just my long winded $0.02
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 4:55:05 AM EDT
thanks for the replies.
i was looking at it as an inexpensive way to get a bolt gun from a decent name brand. but i dont like the fact that if i did want to do some mods to it i couldnt. and im sure id want to do something to it sooner or later. like i said i dont think id want to get one of these right now, but i do want to get a bolt gun soon and id want it to be in the $3-500 range. i also love to mod my guns (stock, barrel, trigger etc...) so i guess that would put the 710 out of the running.
so...what WOULD you guys suggest?
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 7:51:24 AM EDT
...no NO NO!!

I had one chambered in .270 and it is a POS.

I say either save up and buy Rem 700 PSS or get a good Savage with accu-trigger.
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 11:16:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By davidp14:

so...what WOULD you guys suggest?



The Savage bolt guns with a heavy barrel are a pretty good deal for the money, most of them don't go for much over $400 new around here. If you can find a way to avoid paying for the crappy scope they usually insist on sticking you with, so much the better. I see plenty of bitching and whining about the Savage trigger but I have been able to adjust mine to a weight I can live with.
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 12:02:40 PM EDT
i was just looking at the savage 10fp-le1. very nice. and i saw some on gunbroker for like $449. i think with a nice stock from micro-fit and a bipod and it would be a nice shooter.
Link Posted: 7/22/2003 5:32:58 PM EDT
I've never had a 710 but I have handeld one and boy did it seem like a really cheap hunk of plastic. The bolt dosn't opperate anyware close to smoth. Save your money until you can afford somthing that your chidren will be proud to enharet. Besides you will have a much better choice of calibers with any other bolt action rifle. I would go with a Remington modle 70 or 700 or a Browning A-Bolt.

But whaterver you do don't go with that econo line POS 710. Besides it's uglyer than any other rife I have ever seen.
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