The Remington 783

Just days after Remington sent out a teaser American Rifleman has published an article about the not-yet-officially-announced rifle. The new mystery rifle from Remington is the Remington 783, a rifle that falls in between the Remington 700 SPS (the cheapest Model 700) and the budget Remington 770.


From the article

Remington’s newest bolt-action rifle is the Model 783. The “7″ in the model designation comes from the 700 line of rifles, the “8″ is kind of a throwback to the affordable but reliable model 788, which was discontinued 20 years ago, and the “3″ is for the three in 2013. The suggested retail price is $451, but you can expect street prices to be closer to $400.

According to John Fink, senior product manager for rifles with The Freedom Group, the model 783 was designed with accuracy, durability and reliability as key elements. It is intended to fill the gap between the Remington Model 770 and Model 700 SPS, and it is being built in America’s largest rifle manufacturing facility located in Mayfield, Ky.

I have been told that Leupold has already developed rings and bases for the Remington 783 and these will be avalible at the same time as the 783.

Steve Johnson

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  • MrMaigo

    I see the 770 for $350, what hole in the market are they really trying to fill?

    • Reverend Clint

      people who dont want a honda civic but cant afford a corvette

      • David / Sharpie

        Based on Remingtons quality lately, there are no “Corvettes” from Remington.

      • Bryan S.

        Based on GM’s quality.. I dont know if that was insulting to the rifle or the Corvette.

        But they do have loads of plastic bits to make you think you are getting something for nothing.

      • David/Sharpie


        Myself and many I know have had problems with newer Remington guns.

        Since they were bought by freedom group the quality has gone down.

        Same with Bushmaster, AAC etc.

  • Bobble

    …and will be available in .30-06, .270, .300 Win Mag and some other ho-hum caliber. Hot rods, sexy target rounds and recent developments need not apply.

    • Bobble

      Oops…missed it by one. It’s 7mm Rem mag instead of .300. Of course.

    • Bobble

      Oops…missed it by one. It’s 7mm Remington mag instead of .300. Of course.

    • Anonymoose

      It’s a full-size bolt rifle for shooting durr and other medium-to-large North American game. What did you expect?

      • Bobble

        I would expect, just once, to see an economy rifle in .300 BLK or .338 Lapua or one of the new Hornady rounds. How about Remington’s own 6.8 SPC? Are these cartridges only for the well-heeled? Are deer hunters not allowed to try something new?

      • David/Sharpie

        Didn’t Savage try to make a bolt action .300 Blk? I think they cancelled the project because they couldn’t get enough accuracy out of a single twist rate with a variety of bullet weights.

        One barrel twist would work for one range of weights but not the other.

      • Raven

        Savage did try a .300BLK bolt gun and they did have twist issues. But I just had an idea: why not make one in a switch-barrel configuration? Set it up with an interrupted-thread locking system like a takedown rifle, ship it with two barrels, one for supersonic and one that’s threaded and optimized for subsonic loads.

      • Lolinski

        Not to derail but Savage has made a budget 338 Lapua, it costs about 2 000$ but is still way cheaper than other rifles in the caliber.

      • David/Sharpie

        I’m pretty sure I found out about that rifle through here and that’s what someone suggested, that Savage should ship with 2 barrels because Savage rifles have that feature (Very easy to replace barrels)

  • MK

    I think I’m gonna cry.

    *cries silently to self*

  • Mick

    Oooh. Very innovative.

  • Anonymoose

    >The suggested retail price is $451, but you can expect street prices to be closer to $400.

    Or, if the current price trend continues, you can expect street prices of over $1400.

    • David/Sharpie

      For a bolt gun? I don’t know, semi autos seem to be the only guns demonized, right now at least.

      • Anonymoose

        Nah, dude, if it’s bolt-action, no matter if it has regular furniture and no scope or anything and shoots .22 Short, the hoplophobes just say it’s a HIGH-POWERED MILITARY-GRADE SNIPPER RIFFLE and the stores continue to jack up the prices.

      • David/Sharpie

        Haha very true.

  • GAhunter

    Remington has seen the success of the Savage Accutrigger line and the Marlin X7 line and wants some of that market. I love my Savage Model 10 Trophy Hunter!

  • Vitor

    I love when they brag about a bolt-action being reliable.

    • mudddemon

      what gun do you shoot that would outstand a bolt action, you may want to do some research and se what all the snipers and professional hunters and custom target shooters use, bolt or break, ain’t nothing else even worth wasting your time with if you want to be a real shooter. sorry man.

  • TheIrateBlackGuy

    God will they please chamber this in 7.62×39, 7.62x54R or heck even 5.45 SINCE ITS FRIKIN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND OR BUY .223/5.56 ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!

    • TheIrateBlackGuy

      And a message to all you Bandwagon dipshit stockpilers….ENOUGH! I actually like to SHOOT my ammo. Hey anybody out there got that 4.00 a box .223? Sorry I know it’s off subject but this is seriously getting ridiculous.

  • Wanlace

    Hmm…look a lot like a retread of the old model 788 but with new synthetic stock and funky trigger guard shape. I suspect the old 788 scope mounts ought to fit.

  • Anon

    I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

    Take Ruger’s American Rifle budget MOA concept, add Savage’s barrel nut attachment system and trigger, and then add the efforts of a few million dollars of advertising budget.

    It’ll sell 100-150k units at or before SHOT, of that I have no doubt. And people will buy them all. And there will be a new set of rings and bases that every gun store and distributor will curse from here until eternity for being yet again unnecessarily different than the last. And a new set of magazines to stock…

    By late Q4 2013, the 770 series will quietly be retired in favor of the 783 line, and there will be another five or six calibers added to the offering.

    At SHOT 2014 (assuming we still have an industry left by then), Remington corporate leadership will still be trying to figure out where the hell to go as a company and as a product line.

  • Matt in AZ

    I would buy one, 7.62×39 would be nice. Nice lines and the design has promise for accuracy. I lucked out and found a Model 700 ADL SPS for 4 bills at a big-box store, but if I didn’t I would have bought the Savage with my same four hundred. That seems to be the price point most folks new to hunting or shooting seem comfortable with. Unfortunately, that doesn’t buy the materials, fit and finish that it used to. Still, I am thankful to the engineers that make possible for me to buy a good quality rifle at a reasonable price.

  • Gage

    Given Remington’s QC these days this gun is about pointless. Sure, it’s a new gun that’s yet to have a track record of any sort, but the lack of innovation is just too much. The concept of a cheap factory rifle (in my belief to be primarily used for hunting, as I wouldn’t expect sub-MOA results from these rifles) has shot up recently and it’s Remington’s third attempt to bandwagon this concept (first being the 710, followed by the 770). I think this market of rifle is dominated by Savage, Marlin, and Ruger (no personal bias, just taking performance into consideration) and Remington will have no new innovative spark with this 783.

    Given that this rifle is new, I’d love to see it be thoroughly tested and evaluated to see if it lives up to its 400 dollar price tag. Maybe worth something to some people, but I just think you wouldn’t be missing out on much if you bought an XL7 or an American.

    • Gage

      Oh, might I add that a little variety would be nice for this rifle? Let me elaborate: I am personally stuck between buying a Marlin XL7 or a Ruger American, but I am limited to those two because the American has a detachable magazine but the XL7 can accept a wooden stock from Boyd’s. The XL7 can now be ordered with threads for a suppressor as well. If Remington can bring something new to the table, like a thumbhole varmint/target variant or chamberings for oddball calibers, they would at least set themselves up in their own place in the market for cheap hunting rifles.

  • ThomasD

    So, it’s a Tikka T3, but without the quality control, and range of available calibers?

    • Brandon

      Never had the chance to fire one myself, but I’ve always had the impression that Tikka was the way to go for a bolt gun in this price range

  • spraynpray

    All in the family: re-badged Marlin XL7.

  • Tony

    I will stick with my plan to buy a 700SPS

  • Mike Knox

    I was hoping it was an M2010..