This week I picked up a new Remington 700 for 450 with tax. This is about 35 bucks more than the 770. The manager indicated that Remington had repriced the 700 and that Wally's may not carry the 77 much longer. BTW the rifle is a ADL model with a camo synthetic stock. It comes with a lower end scope that would be adequate, but mine will be upgraded prior to elk season. You can never have too many rifles in the safe.