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#3109173 - 01/04/13 01:01 PM New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783
infoman jr.
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I thought there might be some interest.
http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/remington-783-review/
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#3109193 - 01/04/13 01:18 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: infoman jr.]
Kimberman
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If you took a Savage Axis, Rem 788, and a Browning X Bolt and threw them in a pile, and put some pieces back together, this would be the result. At least it looks a little better than the 710/770.
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#3109201 - 01/04/13 01:23 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: infoman jr.]
Wes Parrish
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. . . . . . being built in America's largest rifle manufacturing facility located in Mayfield, Ky.

That's cool! I didn't know America's largest rifle making facility was located in Mayfield!

FOR THE MONEY, that new rifle looks like a great value.

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#3109213 - 01/04/13 01:36 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Kimberman]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: Kimberman
If you took a Savage Axis, Rem 788, and a Browning X Bolt and threw them in a pile, and put some pieces back together, this would be the result. At least it looks a little better than the 710/770.

That's interesting. Where were you when you handled the rifle?
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#3109295 - 01/04/13 02:37 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: infoman jr.]
Kimberman
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Pretty hard to handle something that hasnt been distributed yet. I take it you dont see the resemblances?
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#3109349 - 01/04/13 03:26 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Kimberman]
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Pretty neat looking.
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#3109350 - 01/04/13 03:27 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Kimberman]
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I'd say the mixed parts came from a Savage Axis, Ruger American and Marlin XL7. It has a barrel nut like the Savages. At least it's not a pressed in barrel like the 770s.
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#3109412 - 01/04/13 04:26 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Rubberduck270]
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That's hideous. Where is Remington getting this brain trust to design rifles?

Cmon Big Green, put out a light rifle thats easy on the eyes and not a 710/770 upgraded abortion piece of plastic.
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#3109468 - 01/04/13 05:13 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: UPSman]
ratsnakeboogy
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I want preface what I'm about to say with the fact that I'm a Remington guy. 95% of my rifles are Remington, 90% of my shotguns are Remington, heck even my smokeless muzzleloaders are Remington based.

I don't understand what you guys at Big Green are doing.

Titaniums - discontinued.
Stainless model sevens - discontinued.
Sendero - discontinued.
LSVF - discontinued.
700ml - discontinued.

It seems like when you build something that people like, you stop just to make them mad. Have you priced a Titanium or stainless 7 lately?

I'm sure the rifle at the top of this post is very functional, but I won't buy it. I dont want or need a Buck Rogers rifle, it's hideous. I'll spend twice or three times the money on a well built beautiful rifle. I just don't get it. If this is what the market research says people want, I must be way out of touch.

Why did the 700 need a cheaper uglier cousin? Bring back the good stuff. It was never broken, why fix it?

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#3109476 - 01/04/13 05:18 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: UPSman]
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Receiver and ejection port look similar to a Styer Pro Hunter, so add that to the mix as well.
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#3109477 - 01/04/13 05:18 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: UPSman]
DaveB
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Remington had to do something. The Savage Axis, T/C Venture, and the new Ruger American all offer high levels of accuracy, detachable magazines, and plastic stocks all in the same price range. I don't like 90 degree bolt throws, the small ejection port, or that funny looking forend on the stock. Savage has to catch up with the trigger but the others are already there.

Be intersting to see one in person.

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#3109544 - 01/04/13 06:19 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: DaveB]
Model70Man
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IMO, Remington is trying to take the features of some other rifles and then combine them into one. I think the slumping economy is forcing Remington to design cheaper and economic rifles, rather than build the tried and true classics that helped get them where they were 5 years ago. IMO, they are afraid to build a great classic because of the price they would have to charge to make a profit.

First impression of the rifle is base line, cheap plastic, economic rifle catering to entry level hunters. Nothing wrong with that. IMO, Remington needs to go back to their roots, retool their plants with state of the art equipment, and start building classics that got them their reputation as a quility rifle. Building cheap rifles with what appears to be less than desirable parts is only going to hurt in the long run when they start breaking 5 to 10 years from now.
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#3110691 - 01/05/13 06:36 PM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Hogbear]
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I'll stick with my x bolt
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#3111460 - 01/06/13 10:16 AM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Hogbear]
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Remington is going down hill
They should just stick to what has worked all these years
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#3112267 - 01/07/13 06:36 AM Re: New Centerfire Offering from Remington - 783 [Re: Lawrence]
348Winchester
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Whew! That thing is ugly as a mud fence! A man would have to be DESPERATE for a rifle to lay down cash for that thing.

I finished off the season this year hunting with my Remington model 14. It was made in 1930. I'll gurantee that new rifle Remington is peddling cannot last 83 years! It probably won't last 1/5 of that time under even moderate use.

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