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Remington Model 783 #85847 308 Winchester, $340

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The Remington 783 is usually sold as a combination complete with an entry-level rifle scope, but we bought ours used (and perhaps unfired) for $200 without the factory optic. This was the most accurate rifle tested. This is a big plus, and there were no demerits to topple the 783 from the top of the totem pole. While the Remington 700 SPS is smoother, it costs a lot more money.

Remington Model 783 #85847 308 Winchester, $340

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Most raters found the detachable magazine handy to work with. It was flush-fit and inserted and removed easily.
The Remington 783 features a strong receiver with a small ejection port. The Remington Model 783 is available in several versions. We think it is a good buy for the deer hunter.
Stock design of the Remington 783 was fine. It had a bit of texture in the right spot for proper grip. The Remington 783 features an adjustable trigger. One tester didn't like the shape of the trigger guard, but it didn't affect function at all.

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