New from Remington: Model 783 Heavy Threaded Barrel

With more and more hunters using suppressors, a suppressor-ready bolt action rifle in the “I don’t care if I hurt it” price range makes a lot of sense. The newest version of the budget friendly Remington Model 783 features a threaded, free float heavy barrel. The four available chamberings — .223, .308, 300 BLK and 6.5 Creedmoor — all come with a 16.5″ carbon steel barrel with button rifling. The Model 783 Heavy Barrel includes . . .

a picatinny rail, SuperCell® Recoil Pad and the new CrossFire™ trigger system that’s user adjustable. It also has a detachable steel magazine (not glock mags) with steel latch.


With an MSRP of only $459 the threaded Remignton Model 738 might be a good drag-through-the-brush rifle. I hope you like the Flat Dark Earth synthetic stock ’cause that’s all it comes in.

Click here to check out Remington’s Model 783 web page. NSFW if you work in California.


  1. avatar Texheim says:

    Picked up a regular 783 for my BIL as a wedding present for $326 OTD. Good deal.

  2. avatar Alex Waits says:

    A competitor for Ruger American Ranch? If the QC is good and they shoot straight might be worth looking at, but I’m not holding my breath.

    1. avatar Mr.Savage says:

      wouldn’t be holding your breath long anyway, I’ve got three standard 783’s, .243,.270, and 30/06, all of which are sub-moa, they are more accurate than I can be.

    2. avatar Astigmatizm says:

      QC, to me, brings up…
      Button Rifling vs Cold Hammered (Ruger American Predator).
      Is there any (proven) significant difference in accuracy?
      Or is this all entirely subjective/personal preference?

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Both have their supporters and detractors. Savage use button cut rifling and have a very good reputation for out-of-the-box accuracy.

        As for Remington, YMMV.

      2. avatar J- says:

        There is a lot of hoodoo and voodoo here. Both were developed during WWII to speed up rifle production from WWI technology which was drill the barrel blank, and cut the rifling one groove at a time.

        The Austrians developed CHF, which drills a shorter blank and beats it into a longer one while imprinting the rifling with a mandrel.

        Remington developed button rifling. The full length blank is drilled and the rifling is pressed in with a button in one pass. The button also lasts much longer than a sharpened broach cutter.

        If done well, both are accurate. There are many match grade button rifled barrels, Lilja are all buttoned.

        CHF is not necessary for military barrels either. H&K CHF their barrels, but all FNH USA M4 barrels are button rifled.

        My experience with the 783 is that it is an extremely accurate rifle with good ammo. People have a tendency to buy a low cost rifle and slap on a low cost scope and shoot low cost ammo then wonder why they have accuracy problems.

        Buy a 783, use the money you save to buy good glass and good ammo and you will be very happy.

  3. avatar BLoving says:

    “NSFW if you work in California.”
    Ha! LOL.
    But seriously, this is the direction we need to be going: the normalization of suppressors, SBRs, all types of MSRs, etc. When I was a much younger gun nerd, only the wealthy or way-off-the-deep-end gun owner had such things – “normal people” did not nor were supposed to want to. This is changing, and that is a good thing when is becomes the New Normal for the average citizen to wonder why anyone needs to jump through hoops or pay buttloads more money to get the firearm that is best for their needs.

  4. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I thought it was a Ruger Ranch from the picture.

    Might could mount some irons om that barrel….little taper.

    Competition for for big red chicken (Ruger) …may be a good thing.

  5. avatar S.Crock says:

    Recall in 10…9…8…

  6. avatar Bcb says:

    And they fixed the horrible bolt handles on this version.

  7. avatar Badwolf says:

    But does it take stanag mags?

    1. avatar Chris Heuss says:

      No but that would have been cool.

  8. avatar skoon says:

    Does this one discharge at random or is that just the 7 million in the 700 family line?

    1. avatar Chris Heuss says:

      Different trigger mechanism completely. But to answer your question, I don’t know.

      1. avatar J- says:

        The 783 has never had a reported problem.

  9. avatar Mark Owens says:

    For what it’s worth! I just picked up a 783 in 30-06. Put a traditions rifle scope on it and changed out the black stock for the Mossy Oak and it performs very well. Michigan born and whitetail deer hunter. I have a couple 700 BDL and besides the action on the 783 not being out of the box smooth it is a good rifle. Looking forward to the heavy barrel model in 308 to become available.

    1. avatar Chad McSwain says:

      The 6.5 I set up had one of the smoothest actions I’ve ever seen out of the box…..

  10. avatar Jack (muzzleflash) says:

    The 783 is in my opinion the best Remington has to offer with a far superior extractor it is more reliable than the 700 and all I have shot are well under an inch at 100 yds my 243 is 1/4 to 3/8 with berger 105 gr over 45 gr of 7828 imr I have a 783 heavy barrel coming in 6.5 creed looking forward to seeing how that works.the actions smooth up after a bit of breakin its just the coating they put on it that makes it seem a bit rough out of the box now if they offer the 6.5 with a 24 inch heavy barrel ill be very impressed.

    1. avatar Chad McSwain says:

      The 6.5 is a shooter, you won’t be disappointed

  11. avatar Chad McSwain says:

    Set up one for a friend in 6.5 and it will flat out shoot 1/2″ groups straight out of the box. I don’t know much about the regular Ruger American, but I can tell you that both of the Ruger Ranches I’ve set up for friends are the worst guns I’ve ever seen straight out of the box. The actions are awful, the barrels touch the stocks because of cheap flimsy plastic and the clips are junk. The savage axis/edge is a better gun than the ranch and its half the price……

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