scrounger wrote:Does anyone have experience with the Remington 783?
I think that this rifle was an entirely new design by Remington in the effort to capture a lower price point conscious consumer. It comes equipped with a reinforced nylon stock with an adjustable trigger. It's my understanding that it provides a cost effective solution for many hunters.
I don't have experience with it, but have lots with it's big brother the Model 700. I used this in 7mm during counter-sniper training with the U.S. Secret Service. Since then, they've preferred to use the same rifle in 300 Winchester Magnum or 7.62 mm. Actually it's a Remington 700 action with an Accuracy International stock with Schmidt & Bender optics. I've already mentioned that 7.62 is the choice of the vast majority of tactical teams in NA for shots below 800 meters. The Barrett M82/M107 (light 50) is used up to 2000 meters.
As far as a survival weapon, it may come down to a single choice. What's the bottom line? Personal preference. Both the .270 and .308 (7.62 NATO) are great calibers. Both can get the job done. I have a bias for the .308 because after firing over 500,000 rounds I've gained confidence that the bullet will go where I want it to and the round will do the rest. Between these calibers It really comes down to the selection, availability and cost of the ammunition.