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Has anyone seen or read any reviews on the new 783 rem. Looks to me like they copied a savage axis , Detacthable magazine, accu type trigger, even use a barrel nut like savage , might be hope for remington yet . LOL , any comments
 

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Price is estimated to be around $400...... Why not just buy a model 700? Also I don't care for the looks of it what so ever.
 

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5chunter said:
Price is estimated to be around $400...... Why not just buy a model 700? Also I don't care for the looks of it what so ever.
In all honesty, this thing will probably be twice as accurate as a 700.........even if it is horrible looking, and has a "gimmick" trigger.......

I have yet to figure out what in the world the advantage to a fake 2 stage trigger is......
 

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Buckshot1822 said:
5chunter said:
Price is estimated to be around $400...... Why not just buy a model 700? Also I don't care for the looks of it what so ever.
In all honesty, this thing will probably be twice as accurate as a 700.........even if it is horrible looking, and has a "gimmick" trigger.......

I have yet to figure out what in the world the advantage to a fake 2 stage trigger is......
Haha. You obviously don't have a clue what your talking about. I do not own a 700 that is a poor shooter, with most under 3/4 MOA. A little tweaking and just shoot.

I can show you groups of 3/4" at 300 yards with one with some simple work done.
 

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Both of my 700's shoot 3/4 inch groups with factory ammo. MY 270 will go 1/2" with handloads. I didnt even tweak them, Just found a load that shot and stuck with it.
 

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Remington has not had a good track record introducing low-end rifles to the budget-conscious buyers....their 710 comes to mind and is/was a complete disaster....the ones I shot were terribly inaccurate and sometimes required almost gorilla level strength to operate...

And now we have another entry aimed at competing with Savage, Ruger, et al....IMO, Remington has lost its focus and is almost desparately trying to be all things to all people instead of doing what they used to do best and that was making firearms that set the standard for domestic competition.

I don't think a finer, more accurate out of the box rifle was ever made in this country than the older 700-721-722 Remingtons....and that includes the hallowed pre-64 M70....
 

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They should start making 788's again.......they are very good guns, and they could get them in at the bargain level.....
 

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winchesterbob said:
Remington has not had a good track record introducing low-end rifles to the budget-conscious buyers....their 710 comes to mind and is/was a complete disaster....the ones I shot were terribly inaccurate and sometimes required almost gorilla level strength to operate...

And now we have another entry aimed at competing with Savage, Ruger, et al....IMO, Remington has lost its focus and is almost desparately trying to be all things to all people instead of doing what they used to do best and that was making firearms that set the standard for domestic competition.

I don't think a finer, more accurate out of the box rifle was ever made in this country than the older 700-721-722 Remingtons....and that includes the hallowed pre-64 M70....
Agreed , i have several 700s that i bought new in the late 1960s and early 70s and feel they are some of finest bolt action rifles ever produced in the U S . It seems to me those people at remington makeing the decusions have lost there way.
 

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They should start making 788's again.......they are very good guns, and they could get them in at the bargain level.....

There would be nothing bargain about them. I bet they couldn't sell them for much less than $600 and then few would buy them. Ruger has set the standard in the budget bolt gun market.
 

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300winmagfan said:
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They should start making 788's again.......they are very good guns, and they could get them in at the bargain level.....
There would be nothing bargain about them. I bet they couldn't sell them for much less than $600 and then few would buy them. Ruger has set the standard in the budget bolt gun market.
I agree with the Ruger statement.......I am a ruger guy, and you can't even hardly touch a used 700 for what a new 77 costs.......

However the 788 wasn't really a top of the line gun........it was sort of a middle of the road offering, similar to a Savage 110 or something........I'm betting that they could sell them for 400 dollars or so........
 

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Even being the budget bolt gun for it's day, the 788 is still way better built than the bolt guns in the $400 and under market today.
 

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The 788 was thought of as cheap garbage when it came out, but budget minded folk bought them, used them, and found them to be accurate and reliable despite it's ""weak" rear locking lugs, "ugly" non-walnut, uncheckered stock, etc. etc., i.e., the Savage of the day. Now everybody wants one. Savage set the new standard here, and the others have to follow in a crowded guns market in a down economy. The Savage would be just another ugly gun that somebody tried with and failed if they didn't just flat out shoot for a low price. The caliber interchangeability is a new bonus too.

My question on the new Remmy is will it take old 700 barrels??? That's would make it popular as the Savage potentially if it's quality overall is on par. Buy one gun, buy used bbl's for $50 like Savages, switch bbl. bolt head and mag as needed - walla, new caliber, much less expense, no gov't paperwork. What's not too like.

Pretty guns are like pretty women, some shoot well, and some shoot often, sometimes with little maintenance, but when they don't, they just look good. Read into it what you want.
 
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