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    Default Remington 783

    Ok....who's got one? Watcha think?

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    A friend of mine just won one at an NRA banquet.

    The scope included was a piece of crap (works, but it's crap- likely a low end Bushnell). The rest of the rifle was pleasantly solid- much improved over the ridiculous 770 guns. I'd have to rate it on par with a Savage or a Ruger American... same barrel nut type headspacing. Should be pretty decent for the meager cash outlay.

    I'd skip the package gun in the Remington- that Savage comes with a Nikon and the Ruger with a Redfield, neither are "premium" scopes but both were a huge improvement over the one included on the 783.

    We're going to go shoot it soon and I'll let you know how it works.
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    IIRC, elmerkeithclone instigated a thread, and had some praise for them.

    Just to put in a good word for them, I like Bushnell scopes, and I have 7 of'em. I don't have any High End scopes.

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    My son had one in stainless. It never grouped. I put on a nikon prostaff and still no dice.
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    In general the literature I read when investigating budget rifles put it behind the Marlin XL7, American, savage and Stevens rifles.

    I handled one and was not interested. Could have been a holdover from the previous budget models that lingered in my mind.


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    I have put scopes on a half a dozen of them in 223, 243 and 308. They all shot around an inch. Nothing over an inch and a half. I kept a short barreled 243 with thoughts of having JES turn it into a 358 win. I can find no fault in them and rate them on par with a Ruger American.

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