I placed a bet on Remington
Looking at different low-end shooters, and I kept coming back to the Remington 783 (probably because the best shooting rifle I have ever owned is my Remington 700, no-frills adl with an aftermarket trigger)
I know what you're thinking - lots of quality issues discussed about the company, as well as their choice to continue to operate facilities in non-gun friendly states, being on the sale block, etc. But I want this company to make it, and operating the country's largest rifle plant in Kentucky is a great way to start, in my book
So I spent some time learning as much as I can about this rifle. It is made in the same plant as Marlins in Mayfield, KY (not CT, NY or Taiwan). I like that.
What I kept seeing as far as reviews go is: MOA shooter, exceptional performance at long distances (200 plus). The negatives I saw were: copied barrel nut system from Savage, Copied this or that from Ruger. And etc etc. And I said to myself "is that a bad thing that Remington is catching up to the modern rifle market?" Maybe it is a sign that they are pulling their heads out of their funk?
Nowhere did the rifle receive a bad range report (that I saw), and mostly the criticisms were (again) for 'ripping off' other designs' (such as Tika T3) or that it is just plain ugly
It is ugly. But the deer and the elk, they don't care. And I bet this baby will be a beast with the 270 Winchester
I placed a bet on a long standing American firearms manufacturer. I may have paid $50 more than I needed to and could have got something else. But I bet $425 that Remington has learned their lessons (710 and 770 come to mind) and hope to have a shooter here. If I am wrong, well then I'm out $425 and it wouldn't be the first time I lost a bet
Range report to follow as soon as possible
Last edited by chloeshooter; 08-20-2013 at 12:02 AM.