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Accuracy Results*

Remington Model 783

.30-06

weight

Load

Federal Premium Sierra MatchKing
VOR-TX Tipped Triple-Shock X
Nosler Custom Accubond

smallest

Group Size In Inches
average

168-gr.
168-gr.
165-gr.

.625
1.00
0.75

0.79
1.00
0.833

largest

.875
1.00
1.25

* Outdoors | Sandbags | 100 yards | 3-Shot Group

Photos: Forrest MacCormack

accidental discharge thanks to an articulated blade in the center of the trigger
lever that must be depressed before the
trigger can be squeezed. I found no takeup or creep on either test rifle I fired.
The rifle's manual safety is a two-position toggle at the right rear of the receiver,
as used on other Remington bolt-actions.
I don't like the fact that it does not lock
the bolt, because too many times while
hunting with such a unit I've looked down
to notice my rifle's bolt wide open and
the cartridge missing. The advantage, of
course, is that you don't have to take the
rifle off "safe" to unload it.
The magazine is a detachable box, all
the rage these days for hunters who climb
in and out of trucks and must unload and
load constantly throughout a day in the
field. It and its release button are made
of steel, the better for longevity and to
ensure positive engagement. (I don't
like plastic magazines, and I hate plastic
releases as they seem to inevitably wear
with age.) The follower and base plate are
polymer, however. The magazine fits flush
with the bottom of the receiver, which
contributes to a sleek profile.
The rifle is chambered in . Win.,
. Win., .- and mm Rem. Mag.
Note they're all standard-length offerings; . Win. and . Win. Mag. will
be offered soon.
The model nomenclature conjures
images of Remington's legacy, and hints
at the future: the "" reflects the venerable Model , released in ; the ""
reflects the company's Model , its last
affordable alternative to the ; and the
"" recognizes the year of introduction, .
Overall it's a simple design. The entire
package consists of a mere  pieces (notwithstanding bolt disassembly), and five
of them are screws. It's a mod look, which
isn't a bad thing in a day and age when the
- is the most popular gun in America. Traditionalists probably won't like
the stock lines, the scallops on the bolt
shroud or the flat bolt handle (though it
provides increased scope clearance). They
may not like the polymer trigger guard

Mfour-22
Pistol, MSRP - $515.

Get the attention of those
around you! Small enough to
fit in your hand - wild enough
to draw a crowd. Good luck
getting a turn of your own.

Crossfire trigger is adjustable from 2.5-5 pounds;
a passive safety prevents
accidental discharge.

and its square silhouette, or the square
fore-end tip, either. But folks whose bread
is buttered with bolt-action rifles, faced
with a market that no longer honors
the bolt-action as the queen of the field,
knew they had to do something. Besides
traditional buyers looking for something
new, I suspect the  will find favor in
a market increasingly populated with
younger, urban/suburban and female
buyers looking for value. ah

REMINGTON MODEL 783
remington.com
■ Type: bolt-action repeating centerfire rifle
■ Caliber: .308 Win., .270 Win., .30-06,
7mm Rem. Mag. (.243 Win., .300 Win. Mag.
coming soon)
■ Barrel: 22"; 1:10" RH twist (std.)
■ Trigger: single-stage; blade safety; pull
weight adjustable from 2.5-5 lbs.
■ Magazine: detachable steel box; 4 rnds.
(standard), 3 rnds. (magnum)

Epic

.22LR

Fun!
1911-22 Pistol,
MSRP - $291.

Comfortable shooting
and affordable 22LR
caliber. Economical to shoot
and a superior value. Perfect
for target practice, semi-auto
plinking and all-around fun.

ExclusivE MarkEtEr

■ Sights: none; drilled and tapped for scope
bases
■ Safety: 2-position toggle
■ Stock: polymer; length of pull 133⁄8"; drop
at heel 155⁄8"; drop at comb 1"
■ Overall Length: 425⁄8"
■ Weight: 7-7.3 lbs.

www.MKSChiappa.com

■ Metal Finish: matte black

Available thru your local gun shop.

■ MSRP: $451

. ❘

 ❘  


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