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Got a kick out of reading DEP's review of the new Rem 783 in this month's F&S. Has anyone shot this beast? What do you think?

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  • #16
    Bubba,
    Sure isn't the .308, .30-06, .270 Win, 7mm rem Mag. in the 783 or the 7mm-08, .22-250, or .243 in the Ruger. Boring cartridges or ones that most of us already own. Blah!

    Perhaps a .257 Roberts, 7x57 Mauser, or .35 Whelen.

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    • #17
      Well said WAM... Or .22 Dasher, .22 CHeetah, .22-6mm (Remington, please note that barrel burners sell more barrels and the 783 lets us screw new ones on as fast as we can cook them), 6mm PPC, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x284, .280 Improved... etc. etc. etc. So many great cartridges. I wish the manufacturers recognized our hunger for these instead of a rifle that fills the space between the Rem 700 and the Rem 770.

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      • #18
        Remington advertises a 5 shot group from the 783 in a .75" group. That is a big claim, 5 shots?, I would like to see that.

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        • #19
          jhjimbo... that would be nice I guess... still not good enough for long range varmint hunting with the .22-250 or the .243 and barely accurate enough for 400 yard deer hunting with the .308. Now if it were shooting .1 or even .2 MOA I'd start to get a little excited.

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          • #20
            How about a .38-55, WAM?
            Oughta fit pretty close to the Whelen.
            I would still love to see a Ruger Black Hawk style revolver chambered in .25-20 Win.
            I like a lot of the "old" calibers.
            Would still like a No. 1 Ruger in .300 H&H Magnum, but I'd want the barrel stamped with the cartridges original designation. "Holland's Super .30"

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            • #21
              FirstBubba, I like the H&Hs too. I bought a .375 to commemorate its 100th birthday but haven't been able to swing the "Super 30" yet. This is the smoothest chambering cartridge I have ever loaded from a magazine.

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              • #22
                Dakota thanks for the response, but I have to go with WAM with this. My favorite rifle is a Browning high wall in 30-06. Just like a hunt going home empty handed or just a dance with a beautiful women. Sometimes holding something with good looks is enough.

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                • #23
                  Carl, I don't fault you guys for that. Having a beautiful firearm is nice. Its nice to carry a rifle you can be proud of. For me, it is knowing that I'm carrying one of the most accurate rifles in the state so if I need to hit something I can. I may place too high a value on that but I like to be prepared.

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                  • #24
                    I almost bought an old Remington 721 in .300 Holland & Holland a few months ago. It needed a little more work than the high price justified.

                    Life is too short to hunt with an ugly or cheap rifle or to drink cheap whisky. I don't poke fun at a guy's cheap rifle or ugly wife, either. Both might get you a asswhooping.

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                    • #25
                      I cannot fault either of you two gentlemen. There has always been a balance of form and function. Or as Lennon our Communist friend once said "production in itself is Superior quality".

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                      • #26
                        Cabela's has a Winchester Classic Featherweight 70 fancy grade on sale this weekend for $1,350. It comes only in .257 Roberts. I found the rifle lovely to look at, and better to hold. If I were seeking a .257, it would have been sold.

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