FFAHunter, I had a Remington 710 in .270. I read about how everyone did not like them and they are no Remington 700 blablabla.
For a package gun with scope mounted and bore sighted for $350 when I bought it, I was completely happy with it.
After sighting it in at 50 yards, I shot an 8pt buck with it in Minnesota at 170 yards.
The only reason I sold the gun is because I wanted a 30-06 due to more/heavier bullet options.
Since I did have more money to spend second time around I opted for a Remington 700SPS in 30-06 and put a Leupold Rifleman 3-9X40 on it.
Hope this hepls.