SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Mason's Rifle Room    Thoughts on Remington 783 rifles.
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Thoughts on Remington 783 rifles. Login/Join 
posting without pants
Picture of KevinCW
posted
Discuss. Decent inexpensive bolt gun? Or dont waste my time.

Not looking for anything fancy.





Strive to live your life so when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, the devil says "Oh crap, he's up."
 
Posts: 31748 | Location: St. Louis MO | Registered: February 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
fugitive from reality
posted Hide Post
Other than some complaints about feeding issues it appears to be a fairly inexpensive entry level gun. Parts do not interchange with the 700 series, but barrels are available from numerous aftermarket sources.


_____________________________
'I'm pretty fly for a white guy'.

 
Posts: 5229 | Location: Newyorkistan | Registered: March 28, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Who Woulda
Ever Thought?
posted Hide Post
On the Academy Sports website Remington 783s are rated five stars and a few fours stars by buyers. Nothing lower. Comes in 245, 270, 308 and 30-06. I bought a Mossberg Patriot in 308 that I like real well.
 
Posts: 5713 | Registered: August 25, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
E Pluribus Unum
Picture of JRC
posted Hide Post
Much better "entry level" bolt action rifle options out there than Remington.

Remington of today is not the Remington of the past. I would steer clear.

Good luck.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: JRC,
 
Posts: 1233 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: March 05, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posting without pants
Picture of KevinCW
posted Hide Post
Any specific issues you have seen?





Strive to live your life so when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, the devil says "Oh crap, he's up."
 
Posts: 31748 | Location: St. Louis MO | Registered: February 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of wrightd
posted Hide Post
From all the reviews I've read about entry level bolt guns, I believe Remington would be the last on my list. I'd consider Savage and Ruger first before considering a Remington. On the other hand, I've not shot any of them, but that's my impression of the relative quality in the current market. I've not formed an opinion on Marlin, because when I think of Marlin I think of lever guns vice bolt guns. But there's no reason otherwise why Marlin couldn't build a bolt gun. On the other hand isn't Marlin owned by Remington now ? So there's that too. Ugh. But don't listen to me, I'm a fine rifle snob, though I can't afford one, funny I know.




NRA Range Safety Officer, Distinguished Expert Shotgun Pistol
Lover of the US Constitution
Wile E. Coyote School of Gunsmithing
2 Guns short of never having enough
 
Posts: 5870 | Registered: February 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posting without pants
Picture of KevinCW
posted Hide Post
What else, or specific models, at this price point would you suggest?





Strive to live your life so when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, the devil says "Oh crap, he's up."
 
Posts: 31748 | Location: St. Louis MO | Registered: February 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Not really from Vienna
Picture of arfmel
posted Hide Post
I prefer the Ruger American, personally, if you're set on buying a new rifle. But I would much prefer a used Remington 700 or 788 if I had to have a Remington.




 
Posts: 20538 | Location: Young American Teen Club | Registered: January 30, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
posting without pants
Picture of KevinCW
posted Hide Post
I have heard complaints about the Rugby plastic mags, any idea how they compare to the steel Remington mags"





Strive to live your life so when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, the devil says "Oh crap, he's up."
 
Posts: 31748 | Location: St. Louis MO | Registered: February 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Who Woulda
Ever Thought?
posted Hide Post
Most of these entry level bolt guns built now have looks that only a mother could love.
 
Posts: 5713 | Registered: August 25, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by KevinCW:
What else, or specific models, at this price point would you suggest?

I'd hit the used rack and look for an older 700. I picked up a 1960s 700 ADL for $400. It had Iron sights and the old school Remington quality.

Looking at the 783 it looks very similar to a Savage in the way the barrel is attached. that's new from Remington. That said I'd look to see what you can get a Savage 111 combo for and compare the two rifles.

I'm actually a Remington Fan, I own 2 700s and I even visited the Factory in Illion,NY. But, I have to say that their reputation has taken a hit in the last few years. I hope they are on the rebound as they have the ability to make great rifles and I am particularly partial to US made firearms.
 
Posts: 3531 | Location: Where ever Uncle Sam Sends Me | Registered: March 05, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I have a 783 built up as for long range work and have been very pleased with the results. The caliber is 7 remington magnum. I am shooting a 162 grain Hornady match with .25 MOA groups at 200 yards with a factory stock, barrel and gun.

The 788 action in my opinion was the most stable action that remington ever produced,(very rigid.) The 783 takes the same rigid action and marries it with a full length aluminum bedding block and accu-trigger. The only down side to the removable magazine is that it limits overall case lengths of the cartridge. I have not found this magazine to be a problem. I have glass bed the recoil lug only, added a aftermarket check rest and filled the hollow butt stock with low expanding foam. topped it off with a 6x20 50mm Vortex. I am very pleased... Big
 
Posts: 246 | Registered: October 26, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of old rugged cross
posted Hide Post
i would just buy a 788 and call it good. They are old (good imho) and fantastic shooting, extremely light and handy rifles. I have them in .243 and .308 win. I can find no fault with them and they all shoot fantastically. Only issue is finding mags for them now.

There is a reason the 788 is held in high esteem amongst hunters and outdoorsmen.

They are getting harder to find and you pay in the neighborhood of $5-600, but still a great buy at that price.




"Practice like you want to play in the game"
 
Posts: 11388 | Registered: September 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of wrightd
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by KevinCW:
What else, or specific models, at this price point would you suggest?

If I were in the market for a nice rifle w/out paying high dollar for what they call "semi custom", I'd be looking for a used Remmy 700, used Savage 110, or any used Win with a CRF. I wouldn't bother with a Win with push feed, those were the dark years. You could get a nicer rifle for similar money that the new entry level tupperware rifles, aka, "that only a mother could live", as Texas Bob put it.

There's nothing wrong with those guns per se, so you could still buy one without guilt, but the stocks and "bedding' are so cheaply made, that it gives me the heebe jeebes. But I'm old school when it comes to stocks and bedding. But like I said, I'm a rifle snob, which is my admitted and open bias here. For example, I have a modern manufacture Win 70 CRF in 375 holland, and I paid used price, but it is much more gun than any of the current new budget rifles. So you can take the money of a new budget rifle, and use it instead for a used rifle that shoots straight, or add a few more bucks, and get a used gun that's much better quality like I did with the Mod 70 CRF. In any case you may benefit by looking into that regardless of which you ultimately decide on.




NRA Range Safety Officer, Distinguished Expert Shotgun Pistol
Lover of the US Constitution
Wile E. Coyote School of Gunsmithing
2 Guns short of never having enough
 
Posts: 5870 | Registered: February 01, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Mason's Rifle Room    Thoughts on Remington 783 rifles.

© SIGforum 2017