Had opportunity to handle a Remington 783 at a LGS recently. Didn't particularly care for it. Mind you, I own several Marlin X rifles, a couple of Stevens 200s and one Axis, so I've nothing against buying a low cost entry type rifle. Have handled a few Ruger Americans and prefer buying one of them than a Remington 783. W
When examining the Remington 783, I glanced at the info stamped on the barrel. I was kinda surprised to see where it was made. Chuckle, made in Mayfield, Ky.....gee a couple of my Marlin X rifles are made there.