Remington has revealed its mystery model for 2013, the budget-priced but well featured Model 783.

Revealed: Remington’s new Model 783

Remington’s all-new bolt-action rifle for 2013, the bargain-priced Model 783, has been revealed well before it’s expected unveiling at the upcoming SHOT Show.

As we speculated, it’s a budget rifle. Remington sources have been quoted as saying it’s aimed at the gap between the Model 770 and 700 SPS, and it shares a few obvious details with each but is clearly not quite of the same design.

Its receiver, while sharing Remington’s typical round-section design, has a much smaller ejection port, smaller than 770’s, which would increase rigidity and, in theory, accuracy.

The bolt has two locking lugs, 90° lift and its own shroud design. The extractor is a sliding plate design, quite unlike existing 700-series Remingtons.

Four calibres will be offered initially – .270, .308, .30-06 and 7mm Rem Mag – with more on the way. Two barrel lengths are coming: 24 and 26 inches.

Some of the features include:

  • A trigger safety design similar to Savage’s Accu-Trigger; Remington’s is called a CrossFire trigger
  • An adjustable trigger
  • Two position safety
  • Four-round detachable box magazine
  • Integral scope mounts (not pictured)
  • Synthetic stock, with a short-pull version to come later
  • Sling mounting points moulded into the stock.

American Rifleman has already published a review, and confirmed Remington’s claims of good accuracy, achieving five-shot 1MOA groups with premium ammo.

It’s not yet clear when the rifle will be available in Australia, but it’s already being offered by US dealers for well under the official $451 retail price – dollars that confirm it’s another contender at the bottom end of the price range, despite its features.




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Mick Matheson

Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited six national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.