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.