Remington 783

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Crazycastor, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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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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  3. cottontop

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    Your 8mm Mauser is a good deer/elk cartridge.
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  4. blucoondawg

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    It looks to me like it is a newer version of the 770 by the look of the action, my personal rule of thumb is to stay away from the "value" bolt actions and stick to the tried and true models even if it means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.
     
  5. godale

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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.
     
  6. Crazycastor

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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.
     
  7. blucoondawg

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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 .
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     
  9. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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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.
     
  10. cottontop

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    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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  11. Crazycastor

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    The 8mm is a K98 and completely stock. I'm not wanting to put a scope on it. So shooting anything over 100 yards with it just isn't happening at least not any animals. Plus the barrel isn't shiny inside like a modern day rifle so I'm doubting it would hold a tight group at any distance.
     
  12. cottontop

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    OK, I think I see what you were saying. You were referring to your particular 8mm and NOT 8mm's in general. In that case you are correct and only you would know the condition of your Mauser.
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  13. chloeshooter

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    That's reason enough. I love my 700 in 30-06. It's my deer rifle and also range rifle. I'm going to glass bed it this spring. I floated the barrel last year (sanded the wood stock) and it made a big difference at the range. My only worry now is, the company is up for sale........
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    Send me a PM on your 8x57, I may be able to help get her back to good groups, successful hunt. I started w/ 8x57 and it is still my go to round.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    I'd make a trade w/ you if your K98 is good for a newer hunter. Not a garbage rifle on my side, I'm a Mauser guy. Where are you located?? Send a PM.
     
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  16. blucoondawg

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    I wouldn't be worried about them being up for sale, the way people talk about the current ownership its amazing they're still in business with the amount of bad press they get. I would say the brand can only get better from where it is currently. The 700 is a fine rifle, accurate and smooth action, can't say the same for the 770 action, maybe they are accurate enough to kill a deer but that is not how I judge accuracy or quality. These value guns are ok if that's what you're after but I honestly can't believe companies who have quality offerings are willing to stamp there names on some of this stuff.
     
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  17. Crazycastor

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    I can see why Remigton and other companies make different guns but of the same caliber, they have to have a line up of different guns to stay in business. Sure the 700 is the king by alot of peoples standards but how do you improve on that? I think by trying new things like the 783. But whats confusing is you can buy a new 700 model for almost what they are offering the 783 at. There is alot of different 700 out there and they are not all the same. Some are better then others. As to my mauser, its a russian capture in great shape. I don't know if the bolt is the same or not as the original. I doubt it but there isn't any gun smiths around where I live to take the gun and have it checked out. It would be nice to crome the inside of the barrel. Not sure if they can even do that. Its not that bad but its not shiny. I love this gun and I wished it could be fixed up to hunt elk and mule deer or just to shoot targets at 300 yards. Some one buy me the 783 and I'll trade you the mauser.
     
  18. blucoondawg

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    That is my point, the 783 isn't going to improve on the 700, it may possibly be an improvement on the 770 which is another value gun with a somewhat poor reputation, the 783 action looks to be modeled after the 770 more than the 700 though they do have a better system of fastening the barrel to the action as well as an adjustable trigger. Maybe it will replace the 770 and be an improvement. There has always been a lower priced 700 it was called the ADL, I don't know if it is still called that or they changed the name, but I believe they still have something similar and it would be a vast improvement over the 770 style action. There are many different 700s, yes but they all have one thing in common, the 700 action, that is what the 770 and 783 lack and why I don't believe they are near the quality. Those rifles are designed around taking max advantage of automation to produce a rifle as cheap as possible to fit into the price niche they are looking to compete in.
     
  19. Axxe55

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    hopefully that is the case that the M783 will take the place of the M770. IMO, the M770 and M710 were some of the worst ideas ever to come from Remington.

    the ADL use to be wood and was the cheaper version of the M700 BDL. then they changed from a wood stock to a synthetic one and later they changed them to the SPS. IIRC, the SPS is the cheapest M700 available.
     
  20. Crazycastor

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    Yea I believe in what your saying and I think Remington should put that information out there. You would also think that they would use the same bolt on this if thats what makes the 700 so popular and dependable. I think they should do a side by side comparison. I still would like to find the 783 and check it out and compare it to a 700 thats close to the same price.