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New Remington Mod. 710

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Stinkmuishond, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Stinkmuishond

    Stinkmuishond

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    Hi

    Did anybody do some field tests with a 30-06 Rem. Mod. 710? What do you think about the durabilaty of this new model? To much plastic?
    I whant to buy one...

    Thanx a lot1

    ;Q
     
  2. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

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    Run a search over at the High Power Club as this has been discussed in length. The general concensus though is that buying a model 700 ADL is a much better idea.

    The 710 isn't as good as the 700 in almost every category and only costs about $40 more if adding the same low end scope that comes in the 710 package. The biggest thing is that the ADL can be worked on to be made into a great gun where as the 710 is about at it's limit out of the box.
     

  3. ILikeFtLbs

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    There is nothing WRONG with the gun. Whether or not you like it depends on how picky you are about match features (Like short angled bolts, adjustable triggers, etc.). I have a buddy who likes his rifles basic and functional. He always carries a 710 in 270, but he changed off the scope on it to a Leupold VariX-III. It is his favorite hunting rifle. I have shot it, and it groups about 1 inch at 100 yards. I would put it in the same class with a Savage 110. It has what you need, nothing more.
     
  4. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    Work the bolt of a 710; work the bolt of any other bolt action rifle. Problem solved.
     
  5. Stinkmuishond

    Stinkmuishond

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    Hi there!

    Thanx for the replies! I'l have to choose between a Zastava and the Rem. Mod. 710 in 30-06 cal. The Rem. Mod. 700 cost a few thousand rands more than the Mod.710. I just can't afford it... The Zastava is a Czech-made working rifle - durable, but old fashioned and heavy. The Remington name stands for quality - and the price is just right!
    The traditional South African hunter trust a "all steel and wood" Mauser kinda rifle. I'm just curious if this new , revolutionary and cost-effective rifle of Remington will stood the test of time - and thousands of rounds...

    With our new Gun Control Laws one can't buy a new rifle every 5 years!

    S.
     
  6. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    I saw a NIB M700 ADL (synthetic .243) in Gunlist magazine today for $325. I find it hard to imagine a better buy in a rifle than that.

    I don't know if all calibers are that price. But, if it is any indication of the price of 700 ADLs, I wouldn't look any longer.
     
  7. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    Bet the same deals on ADL's aren't available in S.A.?? Are Tikkas available there? Are they reasonably priced? If so, I'd suggest looking at the Tikka. The 710 is a "throwaway". If you want a bolt gun that'll last a lifetime, spend a few more bucks and get a real rifle.
     
  8. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    Good point. I don't know what the availability of Remingtions is in SA. But, the dollar has dropped very much against the rand (40%?) If one could find a 700ADL, I would think it would be relatively cheap (as compared to the Tikka or Sako).

    I'm a wood and blue guy myself. I just mentioned the ad in Gun List as being a synthetic rifle.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to buy.
     
  9. troyboy30

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    seen a 700 for 40 bux more than the 710! If I had I would have gotten the 700. The 710 is a fine rifle....had mine for years and it has no problems mowing down deer.
     
  10. WalterGA

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    Troy: 7-yr-old girls with SKS's "mow down deer". That's not much of a benchmark for what's a quality rifle! ;)
     
  11. troyboy30

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    well unline the rest of ya'll I had limited funds to buy a rifle for deer season. Around here the best deal I could find on a 700 ADL was over $150 more than the 710 and the 700 was without a scope! So I bought what I still think is a very nice rifle, with a scope for $350! It's not a 700 but where can you get a NEW 700 for $350? Nowhere! If you would like to buy the 700 from me so I can get me what you consider is a nice rifle, pm me!
     
  12. Menehune

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    We sighted in over 600 rifles this year at the range. There were a lot of 710's in the mix. We also saw a lot of problems with the 710. Most all were related to the scope, or its mount. The most common problem is that the scope was crooked. Not so bad a problem, but the real problems were stripped screws in the mount, and scopes that did not have enough windage adjustment to get zeroed. There were many that were just fine, but I would go ver it with a fine tooth comb before buying one.
     
  13. Stinkmuishond

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    Yeah, no Gunlist magazine here in S.A... The prices of decent U.S guns & ammo didn't drop with the dollar either! My G19 was R4200 in '98 and it is now R6500!
    Most of us get gun related info in a local magazine , the Magnum.
    Good quality rifles like the Tikka, Sako, etc. is pricy: Between R8000 & R11 000 for custom models... Even the CZ's entry level is about R7500.
    (Sorry guys, this is MY uphill battle on the homefront)

    ILikeFtLbs, do you have any experience with the Mod. 710 in 30-06?

    Gee, Walther GA, that word "throwaway" gave me a scare!
    Is these Mod. 710 rifles really that BAD?
    ;Q

    S.
     
  14. WalterGA

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    The bolt design of the 710 appears to be pretty flimsy to me, compared to other quality bolt rifles. By "throwaway", it's a rifle with a pressed-in barrel. I really like Remmy's, but don't have much use for the 710. I guess it just depends on your use. If you're hunting whitetail deer @ distances of 100 yds or less; don't shoot much; don't care whether your rifle lasts for years and years, it's probably o.k. It's a really cheaply-made and "feeling" rifle.

    Any of the Savages would be better than the 710.
     
  15. troyboy30

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    I don't really understand how you think it's so much different..it was built off of the 700 frame and design!
     
  16. WalterGA

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    Now, Troy, I'm trying to be nice! ;) Any similarities between the 710 and the 700 are probably due to hallucinagenics!
     
  17. troyboy30

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    no actually its from remingtons web page lol
     
  18. mpol777

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    Based on yes, but they are far from being siblings. The 710 was designed for one thing, easy manufacture. It is easy for Remington to make and isn't the worst rifle around, but they missed the mark on pricing. It would have to be closer to $250 for me to be interested at all. For $250 it would be a decent gun to keep behind the seat of the truck, but for $350 I'll buy a used gun that shoots just as well but has potential to be built up into a great gun.

    They did learn from their mistake with the EtronX and chambered it in the correct cartridges.
     
  19. troyboy30

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    The breakthrough design of the Model 710 begins with good genetics. Make that the best genetics. After all, it was born in design from none other than the legendary Remington Model 700 — unquestionably the most popular, most accurate factory-built centerfire in hunting arms history. As such, the new Model 710 shares many of the same hallmark features as the famous Model 700: The same unequaled out-of-the-box accuracy. The same time-honored reliability. The same crisp, single-stage trigger design. The same ultra-fast lock time. And the same famous "three-rings-of-steel" for superior action strength.


    so since you guys don't like the 710..tell me, what rifle should I get? The 700 ADL? I mean i really need a top of the line 30/6 to take place of the 710 that's been sitting in the closet for 2 years! I bought it for deer hunting and only went 5 times! Anyone want to buy it? I think I shot it 10 times to zero it. lol


    is the 700 still considered the most accurate out of the box rilfe there is?
     
  20. WalterGA

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    Troy, as I previously stated, if you're only going to take a rifle out a few times a year and shoot at large, deer-sized targets, then just about any rifle will do, and the 710 is probably just fine for your purposes. BTW, my observations, of course, are just my opinions, based on my inspections of 710's at the local range. All this stuff is subjective, and I certainly don't mean to impugn anybody's choice of rifles!

    I don't know if Remmy still claims to be the most accurate out of the box anymore or not, but I'd venture a guess that some of the Savages and Tikkas would run 'em a great race.

    The "genetic" information you pulled from Remmy's website is just their marketing a cheap rifle on the reputation of a real rifle. ;)

    Tikka Whitetail Hunters (predecessors to the T-3's) were sold for somewhere just under or around $400. Free-floated barrels, EXCELLENT triggers, detachable mags, etc., etc. Great value. ADL's go for under $400 every day.