Remington 783?

mtmuley

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Anybody have one? Like it? Accurate? I happened to see that they are available at Cabela's for 215 bucks. For that kind of money, I doubt a guy could go wrong. Kinda ugly, and I hate the Accu-trigger style triggers, but stocks and stuff are becoming available. mtmuley
 

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After the way Remington handled the trigger recall I am surprised they are not giving them away. I bought the wife a Ruger American Compact in 7mm-08. Shoots great, looks good and is lite.
 

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The trigger recall don't bother me. Heard good things about this rifle as well as the Ruger. For just over 200 bucks, I might chance it. I like Remingtons better than Rugers anyway. mtmuley
 

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I can tell you that I have a 710 and until I snapped off a set screw in the barrel last preseason it was a straight killer. I got that joker for $275 (package with a Bushnell 3x9) and it was easily capable of 1.5 in group with core lockts. Not fancy and the bolt doesn't cycle sweetly but it killed EVERYTHING I ever shot at with it. If it wasn't going to cost more to get it fixed than what it cost me for the used Savage 10 I bought I would still be using it. I will probably get it fixed at some point and use it as my back up. Trigger was a bit heavy but breaks well.
 

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IIRC the 783 is the re-incarnation of the Marlin X series of bolt rifles after Rem and Marlin came under the same umbrella. A google search for the Marlin X should turn up a lot of reviews.

My opinion, is that they are probably a pretty solid gun for the price. But, unless you're doing one of the $215 one's at Cabelas, I'd be leaning more towards a Ruger American. Neither have much in the way of after market support, but that segment is growing for the Ruger.
 

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From what I've seen at the range, the Ruger American is a more accurate rifle than that rebranded Marlin that Remington is selling. I guess their next step is having it made in China.
 

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Well, reviews I find of owners say they shoot well. The RAR has issues that need attention. Wally World has 700's for under 400 bucks. A better way to go I'm thinking. mtmuley
 
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