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#5508655 - 12/30/14 12:42 PM 270
sneakyfletch Offline
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Registered: 07/08/13
Posts: 184
Loc: burleson
hey fellers i won a remington783 in 270 in a raffle and was wondering what you guys would do to it upgrades leave it stock,it has pillar bedding should i glass bed it any opions would be appreciated thanks
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#5508730 - 12/30/14 01:21 PM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Two best things for a rifle are good trigger and make sure the barrel is floated. If it is already bedded buy a bunch of ammo and go shoot it.

Walter

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#5509048 - 12/30/14 04:24 PM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 305
Loc: Brazos County Texas
I have done nothing to mine except adjust the trigger and shoot it. Mine is sub-moa with the Federal ammo I shoot through it. I have had no issues with the rifle, except that I didn't win it.

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#5509188 - 12/30/14 05:36 PM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
505ed Offline
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Registered: 10/15/14
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Loc: Blanco texas
I'd trade it toward a M700...

Ed

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#5509410 - 12/30/14 06:49 PM Re: 270 [Re: 505ed]
charlesb Offline
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Originally Posted By: 505ed
I'd trade it toward a M700...

Ed


The 783 is actually a much better design than the 700. They should do a little cosmetic work on the 783, and scrap the 700.
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#5509457 - 12/30/14 07:06 PM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
postoak Online   content
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What makes it a better design?
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#5509767 - 12/30/14 09:33 PM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
sneakyfletch Offline
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I would like to know also
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#5509853 - 12/30/14 10:34 PM Re: 270 [Re: charlesb]
505ed Offline
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
Originally Posted By: 505ed
I'd trade it toward a M700...

Ed


The 783 is actually a much better design than the 700. They should do a little cosmetic work on the 783, and scrap the 700.

Originally Posted By: charlesb
Originally Posted By: 505ed
I'd trade it toward a M700...

Ed


The 783 is actually a much better design than the 700. They should do a little cosmetic work on the 783, and scrap the 700.



Sorry...it is a cheap piece of crap. They cut every corner to make it mass produced,down to it's modeled in sling swivels.they have cheaped up the M700, but still is a better rifle than the 783 is. If you want to look a a quality mass produced rifle look at a blaser R8, they are not worth what they ask but are quality...the Remington 783 is junky and looks it. Will it work,and kill game? Absolutely! Is it a quality firearm that I would want to pass to my children? NO!

Ed

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#5509926 - 12/30/14 11:51 PM Re: 270 [Re: 505ed]
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Ed:

You are right about Remington not putting much emphasis on the cosmetic end of things with the 783, as they intend for it to compete in the inexpensive rifle market. ( Marlin, Savage Axis, etc. )

With some emphasis on the cosmetic end though, the 783 design would easily surpass the old 700 as it will tend to be more accurate, more often with less after-purchase work required. From a design standpoint, the 783 is way ahead of the 700, in part because it can be manufactured with modern equipment that did not exist back when they worked out the 700 design.

One look at the 783 bolt handle will tell you that Remington went out of the way to make it look inexpensive, while sneaking up on utilizing Browning's signature bolt knob design in a way that Browning is unlikely to complain about. Most of the rifle's other advanced features are strangely reminiscent of a Savage. There is very little there that is derivative or built up from the old 700, and there's very good reason for that.

The 783 is actually a much better design than the 700. They should do a little cosmetic work on the 783, and scrap the 700. It would not surprise me at all if this precisely what they end up doing, a few years down the road.

Remington is all about marketing something designed specifically to be cheap to manufacture - at a premium price. This why they haven't offered anything with a receiver made from a forging since the model 30. Putting a little lipstick on the 783 and calling it the "7000" or whatever while scrapping the old 700 design would be entirely consistent with the marketing philosophy there.

Meanwhile, if you want a quality designed firearm instead of a cheaply designed firearm, we still have Remington's competitors: Winchester, Browning, Weatherby, T/C, etc..

The Savage is inexpensive to make like the Remington 700 is, but the design is much better. - Not to mention the quality control and customer service that Savage offers. The only place where Remington has pulled way ahead of the other manufacturers is in the number and scale of its recalls.
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#5509932 - 12/31/14 12:02 AM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
jab3006 Online   content
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Registered: 09/15/12
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Trade it for a Tikka in 30-06 bolt back

Sorry, just kidding no useful info, just always wanted to use the running away thingy.

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#5510004 - 12/31/14 05:33 AM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
postoak Online   content
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Informative post charlesb.
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#5510121 - 12/31/14 07:49 AM Re: 270 [Re: wburke2010]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Two best things for a rifle are good trigger and make sure the barrel is floated. If it is already bedded buy a bunch of ammo and go shoot it.

Walter
nothing wrong with the factory trigger, glass bed and you are good to go
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#5510132 - 12/31/14 07:59 AM Re: 270 [Re: 505ed]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 505ed
Originally Posted By: charlesb
Originally Posted By: 505ed
I'd trade it toward a M700...

Ed


The 783 is actually a much better design than the 700. They should do a little cosmetic work on the 783, and scrap the 700.

Originally Posted By: charlesb
Originally Posted By: 505ed
I'd trade it toward a M700...

Ed


The 783 is actually a much better design than the 700. They should do a little cosmetic work on the 783, and scrap the 700.



Sorry...it is a cheap piece of crap. They cut every corner to make it mass produced,down to it's modeled in sling swivels.they have cheaped up the M700, but still is a better rifle than the 783 is. If you want to look a a quality mass produced rifle look at a blaser R8, they are not worth what they ask but are quality...the Remington 783 is junky and looks it. Will it work,and kill game? Absolutely! Is it a quality firearm that I would want to pass to my children? NO!

Ed
do you know why remy discounted the 788,they will out shoot the 700 and the sales dropped for the 700, not every one can afford a 800. gun,I have every thing from 788's to coopers,if I wanted a truck gun I would buy one in a minute. I will probably buy the 783's for starter guns for my grandsons', and give them the higher end guns when the time comes. the 783 will shoot shelf ammo very well,
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#5510178 - 12/31/14 08:27 AM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
sneakyfletch Offline
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Registered: 07/08/13
Posts: 184
Loc: burleson
thanks colt for the positive remark. will bed it myself just wish it was in a different caliber now i have to buy dies and brass and bullets darn was trying to consolidate everything.is the action worth a flip?would i be better off building something off the action?
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#5510209 - 12/31/14 08:43 AM Re: 270 [Re: sneakyfletch]
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It's a new world with these cheaply made rifles that can shoot. I bought a Savage Edge (now Axis) in .308 for a truck gun. Thing just shoots-very accurate.

I do not like the plastic rifles at all. But you can't use lack of accuracy anymore as an excuse to downgrade them.
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