Remington Model 783 Bolt Action Rifle – SHOT Show 2013

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Remington introduced a new Model 783 bolt-action rifle at the SHOT Show, with four versions available and MSRPs begin at just $451.

A crowned barrel on the Model 783 will help protect rifling from those unavoidable bumps and drops.

The Model 783 receiver-to=barrel setup is vastly different than that on the Remington 700.

Despite an MSRP of only $451, the Model 783 comes with Remington’s reliable CrossFire Trigger system.

The somewhat slim ejection port on the Model 783 is another step designed to improve rigidity and promote shot-to-shot accuracy.

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We first reported more than three years ago that deer rifles had vastly improved from what they were even five years before. We measured several inexpensive factory rifles at better than MOA, or Minute of Angle accuracy, and even those rifles have gotten even better since our original installment. Better stocks, better construction, and better overall workmanship have put legacy stalwart rifles like the Remington 700 at a disadvantage. You can get much cheaper guns with the same or better performance, out of the box. Remington entered the race for the least expensive great rifle last year with the 770, and this year they have added the 783. We hope to get both of these guns in for some actual hands on testing this year. It is amazing how much gun you can get for cheap these days, and this new Remington 783 looks very promising.

Built in Remington’s new Kentucky factory, using proprietary methods the company claims holds the tightest of tolerances, the Remington Model 783 has an MSRP that starts at only $451. Yet, it includes more features than you might expect at that price point, including the company’s popular CrossFire trigger, which is user adjustable from 2.5 to 5 pounds (it comes from the factory set at 3.5 pounds). Regardless of chambering, the carbon-steel barrel has a magnum contour and is free floated to maximize shot-to-shot accuracy. The stock is pillar bedded, and to reduce perceived recoil, it comes with a SuperCell recoil pad.

It’s available in four chamberings, including .270 Win., which comes with a 22-inch barrel. Overall weight is 7.25 pounds and the rifle is 41 5/8 inches in length. The 30-’06 version also has a 22-inch barrel, tips the scales at 7.5 pounds and measures 44.5 inches. Chambered in .308 Win., it has the same length barrel, measures 42.5 inches and weighs 7.375 pounds. The only magnum currently available in the series, the 7 mm Rem. Mag., has the same overall length and weight as the .308 Win. version, but it comes with a 24-inch barrel. The magnum version has rifling with a 1-in-9.25 rate of twist, with all the others coming in at 1-in-10 (all are button rifled).

With a box magazine and a floorplate that features an understated Remington, this new series of bolt-action rifles represent one of those ever more common super values that shooters are bound to embrace.

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  • bill January 29, 2013, 7:52 am

    So, they have copied the Savage barrel nut and accutrigger? That’s the big improvement? Whoes action is that a copy of? They could have improved accuracy in their 700 series by just turning the barrels coincentric to the bore and putting an even crown on them.

    • cj0e January 29, 2013, 11:03 am

      The ejection port looks reminiscent of a Steyr, not sure about the rest.

    • Mas January 29, 2013, 1:01 pm

      Turning barrel to be perfectly concentric and also have to true up receiver front as well as barrel shank and thread not to mention the precise headspace. That is high precision machining, which custom gunsmiths do and you know it costs an arm and a leg compared to the Savage simple, inexpensive and genius design with that barrel nut.

    • Unlicensed Dremel January 29, 2013, 6:19 pm

      Hear, hear, Bill.. exactlly.

  • 2f350s January 29, 2013, 10:10 am

    Rifles may have tighter metal tolerances and ergonomic engineering that improve accuracy, but that functionality sacrificed craftsmanship for practicallity. Consider the TC Dimension “platform”, could they have made it any UGLIER, and TC doesn’t even call it a rifle! Every one of these cranked-out guns looks exactly alike; nothing sets one apart from the other. I prefer an older winchester or remington rifle that is a work-of-art made by a craftsman that shoots as good as it looks!

  • Ron January 29, 2013, 11:16 am

    I totally agree with the comments of “Bill” and “2f350s”, I too prefer the beauty and craftmanship of the 700′s but at a MSRP of $451, and I’ll bet somewhat less if one shops around, it is a bargain. There are many people out there that can not or do not want to pay the much higher cost of a 700 and do not care about high grade walnut stocks, barrel crowns, and how concentric their barrel is. They just want a decent rifle that works when they go hunting. Savage and many others, even Weatherby have been doing this for years…..successfully. If it’s a copy of Savage or Weatherby or Winchester, so what. Way to go Remington. Keep up the great work. I hope they soon add the .260 Remington to the chamberings.

  • AllenH January 29, 2013, 11:24 am

    I like the looks of this gun personally, and I like the fact that it doesn’t cost me a month’s salary to be able to get an accurate rifle that shoots better than guns costing 5-7 times as much.Ugly to me is beautiful when it comes to a hunting gun. I don’t baby my hunting guns and that is what this is, a hunting gun. Throw it in the back of the truck, forget about it until you need it, and know you can depend on it when its time to use it. That to me is what a gun is about. They don’t do me any good sitting in a glass case looking pretty. If it goes bang when I pull that trigger and can get me 1″ groups at 100 yards what is there to complain about for $265.00 (price these are selling for). I can buy a Nikon or Leopold scope with the savings and still be under 500.00. How can you beat that? Use the savings to buy the ammo, cause the way things are going you will need it.

    • AllenH January 29, 2013, 11:29 am

      Should have said $365.00 above, not $265.00. Still a bargain for this type of accuracy.

    • Unlicensed Dremel January 29, 2013, 6:42 pm

      The 710/715/770/Whitetail is also very accurate – that doesn’t mean it’s not still a POS, overall. Why spend $450 on an intermediate Remington, when you can spend $300 on a Marlin or Stevens and have a better rifle, or the same price on a Savage (ugly but so is this one), and have a much better gun. Name recognition will carry you now Rem, but what are you buidling upon? What will you do in 10 years when your rep is for mediocre rifles?

  • Lee B. January 29, 2013, 3:59 pm

    Its a walmart gun… Every so often remington puts one out. Anyone remember the model 710′s…. Its nothing spectacular, but there are plenty of one season low budget hunters who will buy one.

  • carl January 29, 2013, 5:38 pm

    bring back the 788

  • Rush L. Hembree, Jr. January 30, 2013, 5:16 am

    ……….bought my first Mod. 700 in May of 1963…..about ever 5 to10 years since I have acquire another…….many calibers……..Remengton has degraded their 700s over this time span…….tool-marks that did not use to happen…..have increased over the years…..[ looking at my personal collection…….as well at what use to come thru the shop }…….all of these ” NEW triggers” and actions are not improve the company image……….Winchester went the same path after 1964….look what …….they recent got back to the old classic

  • Rem725 January 31, 2013, 2:32 am

    I’ll stick with 721, 722, and 725.

  • Az February 1, 2013, 5:16 am

    Winchester MOd 70′s Rifles were ressurected by, FNH Made in N. Carolina in a new Hi-Tech Facility.Also the Parent Co. of Browning arms They are all CNC to the Highest tolerances They are much better Than the post 64′s The Levers are all being made in Japan now by Miroku. Miroku as been making Firearms and Shotguns for Browning for better than four decades. Extremely high Quality but expensive. They make the BLR 81 Lt Weight Take Down in 300 Win Mag the rifle is a High-Tech work of art it sells for about $900US
    The Winchester Name is still being licensced from Olin

  • Az February 1, 2013, 5:31 am

    JUst a Reminder to you Rem Rifle Fans The 700 Action is still one the Strongest Actions on the Planet. It is the Action The US Marines Armorers use to make their dedicated Sniper Rifles. Other custom Makers use them Also
    My 1998 Classic in 8mm Mag Came from the Factory with a 24” Highly Polished barrel w/ Factory Iron Sights very rare for this mod. THe muzzle end has a perfect dish crowning this rifle is a tack Driver Providing you can Handle the Recoil. The owner of the gun shop who ordered it Showed me the barreled action was made in and put together in the Rem custom Shop.

  • MJ February 1, 2013, 8:04 am

    Its just a savage Axis. Remington makes terrible lower priced guns. Accuracy with this thing will most likely be in the 2MOA range at 100yds and all with the look and feel of your sons orange tipped plastic guns.

    And I say this while owning a Remington 700 Sendero in 7mm Remington. That baby is a tack driver but its a real gun.

    Do yourself a favor, spend 100$ more and get a savage that will outshoot any remington under 1 grand.

    • Administrator February 1, 2013, 9:21 am

      We have tested the Savage Axis at solidly under MOA. Same with the Ruger American.

  • jack coots July 31, 2013, 3:11 pm

    Build it in .300blk. and I’ll take one.

  • jack coots July 31, 2013, 3:12 pm

    Build it in .300blk. and I’ll take one.

  • ray taylor August 21, 2013, 7:13 pm

    1 have a 700 rem,mag. purchased in 1963 with 150 gr. prog,on target at 25yds. back on target at 325 yds. only arches to one and one half inches.

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