as the new budget/entry level center fire bolt action... Think they learned from the 770? They certainly have enough advertisement on it, from the R on the bolt handle, Remington, and another R on the recoil pad.
Huh? The 770 I have came with a 4" section of rail.That's bev=cause the 710 and the 770 are pieces of S***.. Time will tell if the 783 will follow suit. It already uses 2 front 700 bases.. Which sucks, because you hafta buy 2 sets of rem 700 bases to mount a scope, and they aren't making one piece rails for it yet.. I wish theyd just drop the budget line up and bring back the 700 ADL. At least then folks are buying an honest to god Remington 700, even of it is in a cheap Chinese plastic stock.
I feel the same way about the Savage Axis and the Ruger American too. They are all in some way proprietary, which makes them hard to customize, and will doom them to be nothing better than a beater hunting rifles. Plenty of used milsurps with solid wood stocks floating around for that purpose.
Josh is referring to the 783's drill&tap pattern for the scope bases. It uses two 700 front bases. Until the mount makers start packaging a set specific to the 783 you'll need two 700 sets to scope out a 783.Huh? The 770 I have came with a 4" section of rail.
They're too accurate! No money to be made on a less expensive gun...But I wish they would too!!!:thumbsup:Josh is referring to the 783's drill&tap pattern for the scope bases. It uses two 700 front bases. Until the mount makers start packaging a set specific to the 783 you'll need two 700 sets to scope out a 783.
I do look forward to checking out how well they copied the Savage barrel nut set up though.
For some reason, I just can't get excited about the Accutrigger or any of it's clones (everyone has copied it already...maybe Remington has a version that I'll like).
I still wish they'd bring back the 788, but like Josh I'd be just as happy with the ADL or Sportsman78 trim level 700 action as the "bargain" rifle instead of all these ugly new designs.
These are entry level hunting rifles. They are not meant to be customized they are meant to be shot with the barrel that is on them in the stocks they come in.They are all in some way proprietary, which makes them hard to customize, and will doom them to be nothing better than a beater hunting rifles.
That's the point JLA was trying to make. The 700 ADL had a cheapo stock and internal magazine. It was the $400 rifle Remington made. But you could buy a conversion kit for ~$100 to allow it to take the removable box magazines, and you could put it into a BDL stock.That and I can't afford to put a $800 rifle in the hands of my son to start deer hunting. I can how ever put a $400 gun in his hands to start hunting.