Remington 783???

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by trevor_atkinson, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. trevor_atkinson

    trevor_atkinson New Member

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    Been looking a lot into this gun latley and would appreciate advice on it with people who have experience with it. much appreciated thanks!
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    hopefully Choeshooter will reply. he just got one recently in 270 IIRC, and is having great results with it. i think maybe even a few others may have bought one. so far i haven't seen any bad reviews about them yet.

    i have handled a couple at the gun store few times, and have to say, it's a huge improvement IMO over the M770. much nicer feeling trigger, stock is not as flimsy feeling and the bolt is way much smoother. even without shooting it, i would buy one over the M770. just feels more solid feeling than the M770.
     

  3. toddchaney

    toddchaney New Member

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    Nothing wrong with a 783. It's a good basic hunting rifle but I'll put my savages against any gun out there.
     
  4. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Are you saying this having shot one? Otherwise you and your Savages could be off target
     
  5. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Love mine in .270 Winchester. Gun ( not always shooter) can do 3/8" groups with factory ammo, bushnell banner scope. That's just plain good shooting for a rig under $500

    Better than my 700? Probably not. But I would have no issue taking game out to 300 yds with this rifle.

    Reason I went w 783, don't like magazine on Ruger American and the Savage stocks simply felt like toy guns to me. IMHO the 783 is the 870 Express of hunting rifles they tried to nail w the 770.....but missed.

    Should be able to pick one up under $400
     
  6. Apex-Predator

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    Savage is the king of budget rifles, I know many happy owners shooting 1/2" groups with their cheap guns myself included. I am sure the 783 is a VAST improvement over the 770 but I would bet against one in a head to head shootout with any one of my Savages and for a few bucks more my Tikka makes them all look silly.
    If Remington or Ruger wants the budget rifle market they are going to have to fight real hard to take it from Marlin and Savage.
     
  7. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Will the aftermarket parts for a 700 fit a 783? I'm looking to possibly sell my ATR and am looking at other options
     
  8. Apex-Predator

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    No the 700 is a stand alone rifle, don't expect much of an aftermarket for 770s, 783, ATRs, RARs, or the Axis, if you want a rifle with an aftermarket a Remington 700s or Savage 110 is by far your best bet, though there is an adequate aftermarket for most long standing quality bolt actions except the Browning, they designed theirs not to be modified.
     
  9. Crazycastor

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    I think the 783 is going to be a great platform to work with. I believe in the future there will be alot of aftermarket parts for it. Right now its just now getting out their. Time will tell but I believe this gun will have a following as a nice hunting rifle. The barrel nut that everyone is complaining about is pretty much a common part on modern day rifles. Its been around for years and has worked on the Ar15s for decades.
     
  10. Apex-Predator

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    The 783 would be a good platform with it's bedded action and barrel nut design but Savage, Marlin, Mossberg, and Ruger all pretty much already have them beat to the punch making the 783 aftermarket an unlikely event. For the 783 to catch on it would have to be more then just MOA accurate it would have to be Tikka good, and that is a REAL tall order.
    I hope the 783 is that good, but I am not holding my breath, Remington QC has been piss poor lately.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have handled a few of the M783's in various calibers, and so far, quality looks pretty good. IMO, without having shot one yet, it's a huge step up from the M770.

    IMO, i don't really expect a lot of aftermarket support for the M783, because it's pretty much an entry level rifle at an inexpensive price. now that could change,but i don't think that many are going to be wanting to upgrade an inexpensive hunting rifle. i think that is the market that Remington was going after with the 783, and not target shooters.
     
  12. E7018Dan

    E7018Dan New Member

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    Does the 783 have the pressed in barrel like the throw away 770 did?
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    no it doesn't. it uses a barrel nut system similiar to the Savage rifles. IMO, this why i think the 783 will have a much better potenial for accuracy over the 770. the barrel nut system will be much more consistent than the pressed in barrels of the 770.
     
  14. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Why don't you shoot one rather than pontificate on things you do not know? Blind gun reviews don't have much value
     
  15. Apex-Predator

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    Owned three defective Remingtons I think I have the right to complain about their poor QC, I am an oldschool Remington fan I really hope this thing is a modern 788 that was a great old gun for what it cost.
     
  16. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    Fair enough. They have had their challenges that's for sure
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IMO, and this is strictly an opinion from someone who has been a fan of remingtons for many years. i believe that Remington still makes good firearms, but it's quite possible because of ramped up production to meet the demand, that QC has slipped to some degree and has allowed products avialable at the consumer level that should never have left the factory in the first place.

    i think they need to concentrate on their QC department and get back to quality over qauntity. now even given some of the products that people are reporting as bad, i fully believe this, that some of it is internet rumor, but also believe that some of it is probably true as well. i would still buy a new Remington even today, but would be very vigilant in checking it carefully before buying one.