Remington introduced a new Model 783 bolt-action rifle at the SHOT Show, with four versions available and MSRPs begin at just $451.
Despite an MSRP of only $451, the Model 783 comes with Remington’s reliable CrossFire Trigger system.
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.