Remington 783: First Look from the Range
The receiver and bolt seems to be along the same line as the Model series. The sole purpose of this site is to provide an online community for those who wish to interact with other Savage firearm enthusiasts. The history of the Model comes from the ever-increasingly competitive bargain rifle market.
The plastic itself is kind of grippy and the stock is rather beefy. You have to put a decent amount of pressure on the forend to get it even close to touching the free floating barrel. Among the inexpensive bolt action rifles, the is the beefiest feeling one of the bunch. I attribute that to the slightly thicker Magnum contour barrel and meaty stock. The Remington comes with a 2 position, non bolt-locking safety located just rear of the bolt.
One piece I really like on this rifle was the spring loaded, one way bolt release. The buttpad on the rifle is nice and squishy and a good add-on in my opinion.
You can tell that some corners got cut with rifle. From opening the box and seeing pretty much nothing inside except the cheapest packing style possible, you know that this is a budget rifle.
Maybe the action was just fine, but the outside package was just too much to overcome for many. Proven to be incredibly accurate and durable in a wide range of shooting conditions, the Model is still one of the most popular rifles on the market.
The Model is truly the foundation of what Remington rifles will be judge upon. Though not as inexpensive as some of the bargain rifles, the Model offers many great features, while answering what I feel most expected from Remington when the Model was released. The stock on the Model is a synthetic pillar-bedded stock, and is capped with a Super Cell recoil pad.
The stock takes a similar design as the Model base stock. A light weight stock is a good feature for those who have to carry the rifle over any length of distance, and the developments of polymers over the last decade has really produced outstanding products for versatility and durability. Had they simply put this stock on the Model Remington may have sold more of those rifles. The receiver and bolt seems to be along the same line as the Model series.
I did not get to the Model at Media Day until afternoon. The temperatures were still hovering around freezing, the wind was blowing dust all over, and by then the rifle had fired at least a couple hundred rounds by all the brass I saw on the ground.
As such the initial upward unlocking maneuver was just a little bit tight, but once it broke the action was smooth and solid. I would attribute that initial resistance to the dirtiness of the rifle and surroundings as opposed to any design flaw. There are pre-drilled scope mounting holes on the top of the receiver so the shooter can add the scope they prefer using standard rings and bases, or by added a Picatinny rail for greater versatility in mounting.
The Model comes with a detachable box magazine, which in my opinion is a great improvement over the internal or hinge-plated magazines of the Model and other rifles. The release lever is placed just in front of the magazine well. This happens because the second cartridge lines up on the right of the magazine, and presents a perfect opportunity for the third cartridge to get hung up on that thin ledge on the left side.
On the other hand, as long as I make sure the detachable box magazine seats well I have not had a feeding issue. The barrel is free-floated to assist in accuracy, and is made with button rifling. Button rifling creates the lands and grooves by pulling the button rod through the barrel creating the lands and grooves at the same time, as opposed to older methods where each groove was made independently.
This process allows for far greater accuracy in spacing and measurements, which all add up to higher accuracy. Another great improvement of Remington for the Model is the trigger. If there is no clearance between the barrel and bolt nose you will get a false reading when adjusting the headspace and have excess headspace. Isn't the a variation of the Marlin? The one who dies with the most toys still dies--except in Christ. It's even tougher if you're stupid. I'm pleased with MOA rifles but prefer candle-snuffers and especially match-lighters.
One-holers don't belong only among outhouses. Sorry to pull up an older thread, but what was required to modify the stock? Results 1 to 11 of Rem and Savage barrel. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Picture of a friend's Remington with my McGowan barrel installed.
I seem to remember seeing 's with a "slick" barrel nut? This rifle has the nut you can see in the picture, with the splines. Last edited by northlander; at