Remington 783™ Rifle
Accurate on the bench and field
Shooting from the bench at 100 yards, using a Bushnell Banner Dusk and Dawn scope and Hornady Superformance 30.06.
I sighted in my rifle twice before the 2014 firearms deer season. Both times, I shot under 3/4 inch, 3 round groups.
While still hunting in this year's early snow, I carried the rifle for 2 hours before I made a shot. At no time did I feel the weight of the rifle to be too heavy. The synthetic stock weathered the cold and brush well. There are no scratches or marks on the rifle.
When the time came to shoot, the temperature was around 15 degrees and the deer was about 65 yards away. I centered the reticle on the shoulder, pulled the trigger and my Remington 783 placed the bullet exactly there. The deer's heart was struck and it barely made it 10 yards before falling dead.
I can't say enough good things about this gun for the job of hunting whitetail deer.
The image, if allowed to upload, shows the first time shooting.
100 yards, homemade square inch target. Hornady Superformance 30.06.
1st group was after placing the scope on the rifle
2nd was after dialing in for center
3rd was after adjusting for 2 inches high at 100 yards, so the zero would be at 50 and 200.
November 24, 2014
Great beginner gun
All around great gun. Smooth trigger and bolt. Recommend getting the Remington 783 scope mounts. I did a lot of research on different rifles but this rifle is the biggest bang for your buck for new hunter. And I love my 30-06 tremendous power. Good accuracy plus your got the name behind it.
November 10, 2014
Remington Did It Again
I just picked this rifle up a few nights ago, and today finally got the time to head to the range and sight it in. I chose this rifle in .308 and I'm glad I did. It's accurate, shooting 1.5-inch groups at 100 yards and it's easy to handle. In total it only took me ten shots to get it fully sighted in. I'm going to use this for my Colorado elk hunt in a week and I'm confident it will perform well in possible temperatures of zero degrees. For the price of $400 (give or take) you can't beat this rifle. And, it's made by Remington...what more do I need to say?
November 8, 2014
Awesome accurate rifle
I bought the 30/06 version. This rifle is a joy to shoot. I put a Nikon Monarch 3 4-16X50mm scope with Remington 19729 high scope rings. The bolt barely misses the scope when ejecting and chambering a round. I shoot 150gr Hornady SST bullets with IMR 4064 powder and Winchester primers. Great combination! Makes for a great day at the range!
September 27, 2014