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Old 02-21-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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I saw an add about the Remington 783 bolt action rifle and I'm in wanting to buy a bolt action rifle. Has anyone bought one of these or heard of this gun? I don't have a bolt action rifle other then a 8mm Mauser. I'm wanting one to hunt deer and elk with.

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http://www.remington.com/en/products/firearms/centerfire/model-783/model-783.aspx

I hope this helps. It looks like it might be a good affordable rifle.
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Your 8mm Mauser is a good deer/elk cartridge.
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It looks to me like it is a newer version of the 770 by the look of the action, my personal rule of thumb is to stay away from the "value" bolt actions and stick to the tried and true models even if it means buying a used one to save some money.

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it looks to me like a savage axis or ruger american clone. i have said this in other places and had my head ripped off. guess everybody knows i am a savage person. also like i have said in other places you can pick a aldl up for 350-400 already si unless you eliminate the 770 whats the use? i understand the cons of a value rifle but some folks have little cash flow and cant find quality used rifles in thier area. i got one budget rifle a stevens 200 in 270 but my idea its the savage 110 action a proven commonity.

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The 8mm is a good gun but it is past its prime on the long shots. Its great for a brush gun with a heavy bullet. I just can't see far enough with open sites to to put down anything over 100 yards.My Dad gave my youngest brother his Remington 700. Its a great gun don't get me wrong but its cherrie and I wouldn't even think about borrowing that gun to go hunting with. I like the looks of the 783 and I think it might just fit my need for a first rifle.

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I'm sure it would fit your need if you only want a hunting rifle to shoot a couple deer a year and a few rounds to sight in at the range but it is not near the quality of gun of the 700 or comprable rifles. If you just need a gun to use in a hurry go for it but if you want a quality rifle for your money I'd look elsewhere. There are many bolt rifles new or used that will last you a lifetime but the "value" rifles aren't one. If that's what you want that's fine but if you want a quality piece that will hold up and pass down to future generations I would look to save up a little longer and find an affordable deal on one of the standard models .

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if you want a good inexpensive rifle, check out the Marlin X7 series. very accurate, well made, an excellent recoil pad, adjustable trigger and a pillar bedded stock. decently priced as well. i have three of them so far and enjoy shooting them. IMO, they are one of the best bargains in bolt action rifle going. really the only thing budget about them is the price.

if you check one out, i think you will be suprised at the level of quality in comparison to it's price. so far, few regret buyin one and many have bought another as well.

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Well I checked out the Marlin and it was nice but I think I want the Remington. Everything I've read and saw about this rifle I like. I also think that it will have a good following. I believe this rifle will be a main stay for along time. Now if I can just find one to buy.

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The 8mm is a good gun but it is past its prime on the long shots. Its great for a brush gun with a heavy bullet. I just can't see far enough with open sites to to put down anything over 100 yards.My Dad gave my youngest brother his Remington 700. Its a great gun don't get me wrong but its cherrie and I wouldn't even think about borrowing that gun to go hunting with. I like the looks of the 783 and I think it might just fit my need for a first rifle.


What do you mean "it is past its prime on long shots.?" Most of the factory ammo available is not great for long shots, that is true; but, handloaded, with the proper bullets, it will equal or exceed the .30-06 in range, power, accuracy and anything else. Also, most 8x57's are made on the very stong Mauser 98 action and there certainly is nothing wrong with that.
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