The Remington Model 783 entry-level rifle is back
First introduced back in 2013, the budget-priced Remington Model 783 bolt-action rifle returns under the RemArms brand in three variants and eight calibers: a great choice as an entry-level or backup hunting or ranch rifle!
The comeback of Remington from the ashes of bankruptcy under the new RemArms brand is also bringing back some of the company's most appreciate creations... as well as some that didn't receive the warm welcome they deserved at the time they were first released.
Such is the case of the Remington Model 783 bolt-action rifle, a budget-priced counterpart of the legendary Remington Model 700 conceived specifically for hunting, which didn't even came close to earn cult status when it was first launched in 2013 and whose reintroduction ten years later appeals to a much different market, with better hopes for success.
The Remington Model 783 will initially be available in three variants: the Model 783 Synthetic, available in three barrel lengths (20", 22" and 24") and a black synthetic stock; the Model 783 Heavy Barrel Threaded, with two lengths available for its heavy-profile, threaded muzzle barrel (16.½" and 24") and a flat dark earth synthetic stock; and the Model 783 Synthetic Camo, with the user's choice of a 22" or 24" barrel and a Kryptek Obskura Transitional camo finish on the synthetic stock.
All models feature a carbon steel action and barrel, with a non-reflective, yet smooth black oxide finish. The Magnum-contour, button rifled barrels all feature a stepped target crown, and are mated to the receiver using a barrel nut allowing for consistent headspacing.
Actions are built around a steel bolt, with a floating head and an AR-type extractor, running inside a stiff, round steel receiver that's drilled and tapped for scope mounts and features a cut ejection port.
The stocks on the the new Remington Model 783 rifles are manufactured out of high Nylon fiber content synthetic material, with pillars for consistent action bedding pressure and free-floating of the barrel, thus improving accuracy. The stocks also feature front and rear sling swivel studs and a Supercell recoil pad.
Depending on the variant, the Remington Model 783 is available with the user's choice of eight popular hunting calibers: .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum and .300 Winchester Magnum.
All variants feed through a proprietary detachable single-stack magazine manufactured out of blue steel that snaps into place with a steel latch, flush and clean with the bottom of the rifle. Magazine capacity ranges between four rounds for standard calibers to three rounds for Magnum calibers.
The overall length and weight of the new Remington Model 783 bolt-action rifles will vary depending on the configuration.
All variants come from factory with Remington's own, Crossfire two-step blade trigger that's set from factory at 3.5 lbs (1,58 kg) and can be further adjusted by the user on a 2.5 lbs (1,13 kg) to 5 lbs (2,26 kg) weight range.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the new Remington Model 783 bolt-action rifles on the US market ranges between $540.00 and $610.00, depending on the variant: all in all, a great choice for first-time owners and for those more experienced shooters or outdoorsmen who are on the market for a training rifle, an all-rounder truck gun, or a backup they can trust if for some reason their primary isn't available.
No information concerning export availability or pricing has been released yet.