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The Remington model 770
is a magazine-fed bolt-action rifle
A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called "lands," which make contact with the projectile , imparting spin around an axis corresponding to the...
marketed as a lower-cost alternative to the popular model 700
The Model 700 series of firearms are bolt-action rifles manufactured by Remington Arms since 1962. All are based on the same centerfire bolt action. They often come with a 3, 4 or 5-round internal magazine depending on caliber, some of which have a floor-plate for quick-unloading, and some of which...
. The model 770 is manufactured in several popular sporting cartridges. Remington Arms
Remington Arms Company, Inc. was founded in 1816 by Eliphalet Remington in Ilion, New York, as E. Remington and Sons. It is the oldest company in the United States which still makes its original product, and is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in North America. It is the only U.S....
has a history of producing lower-cost alternatives to its flagship model 700 including the Remington 788
The Remington 788 is an inexpensive yet accurate hunting rifle developed by the Remington Arms Company to compete with other gun companies' less expensive rifles and marketed alongside their more expensive Model 700 line. The 788 utilizes a single-column detachable magazine holding 3 rounds...
and earlier model 710 on which the model 770 is based.
The Remington model 770 includes a mounted, boresighted 3-9x40mm scope and retails for less than most production bolt-action rifles. As of March 2009, the MSRP is USD $460–$540 depending on the model. It uses plastic and molded parts wherever possible with particular attention being paid to lowering the overall cost of the rifle without sacrificing accuracy.