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    thats pretty normal for one of those
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    22 hornets and most things 6.5

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    Yeah I expect it probably is, I can see why the bench rest crowd got into them.
    You need to find one @CamFlatt
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    Urban legend suggests their accuracy was one reason they got killed off. Remington couldn't handle having the cheaper rear locking action consistently shooting as good or better than their flagship model 700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Urban legend suggests their accuracy was one reason they got killed off. Remington couldn't handle having the cheaper rear locking action consistently shooting as good or better than their flagship model 700.
    That said, we now have the Remington 783 as their cheap, 1st rifle, hook you into the Remington brand which they advertised as "Dressed to work, not to impress".
    Generally I found that to be true. I bought one as my entry level rifle, getting back into hunting, and it has served me well. I don't know how well it can really shoot as I am not the best marksman and I believe most rifles can out-shoot my ability to use them. However, whilst I find it somewhat agricultural in terms of action and feeding, the trigger is really nice and adjustable and the shots I have fired in anger so far have all made their target without exception. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start hunting on a budget. Others who have used my 783 have managed close to inch groups at 100 meters. Me, usually happy if I can get 2 inch groups.

    Where am I going with all this. I believe the Remington budget rifles generally to be reasonably accurate. They make their savings in giving them cheap stocks and actions....not the trigger though (in the 783), I am happy to report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumblefoot View Post
    Yeah that’s the one I was offered that started this thread, took too long to accept though and it’s gone burgers
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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    Yeah I expect it probably is, I can see why the bench rest crowd got into them.
    You need to find one @CamFlatt
    Yeah now even more gutted I missed this one, especially at that price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    I wasn't expecting much as I have a couple of pretty accurate Tikka's and a Rem 700 that shot pretty good also. I got it suppressed and the Gunsmith did pass a comment that the model shoot very well in general but I didn't really take it on board.
    This group was with 150 gr Fiocchi factory soft point ammo, 100 mtrs just shooting over a pack.
    I think it was 11 mm from memory and that's 4 shots , 40 year old rifle that totally surprised me.
    God know's what it would do with a decent rest, trigger job and a better shooter with hand loads.Attachment 131065
    Does it need to do any better?

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    Greetings All,
    A chap turned up at the old Roy's Hill Range, early 1980's, with a new rifle just like that. No scope, open sights and an 18.5 inch barrel. From the 100 yard mound (actually about 85 metres) he shot an excellent group as good as mine with a scoped .308. I was impressed. The open sights on those were pretty good though. Any you find with a decent barrel are worth picking up if you have a need for one and perhaps even if you don't. I think the accuracy is at least partly due to a very stiff receiver.
    Grandpamac.

 

 

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