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Operating the Firearm

Overview

Read detailed instructions about loading, unloading, and other operation of your Bolt Action Model 783 firearm.

To Load the Firearm:

WARNING! The Model 783™ centerfire bolt action firearms are manufactured in a variety of centerfire calibers. The specific caliber of centerfire ammunition suitable for use in your firearm is marked on the barrel of your firearm. Only use the specific caliber of centerfire ammunition which is designated on the barrel of your firearm. Different calibers of centerfire
ammunition are not interchangeable. Do not use any ammunition other than what is designated for your firearm. Using incorrect ammunition in your firearm can lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

Ammunition:

Always check the cartridge for the correct designation located on the cartridge head, before loading the firearm. To find additional ammunition information, see the Remington Arms catalog or visit the Remington website at www.remington.com.

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WARNING! Do not apply oil, grease or any lubricants to cartridges. Applying lubricants to cartridges may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
WARNING! Always wash hands after handling ammunition. See the “Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety

To Load the Firearm:

WARNING! Always check the cartridge for the correct designation before loading the firearm. Discharging an incorrect cartridge may cause property damage, personal injury and/or death.
WARNING! Before loading a cartridge, be certain the primer of each cartridge is flush with or below, the surface of the cartridge case base. Using a cartridge with a primer that is not properly seated can lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
Note: The bore should be cleaned before loading the firearm the first time. Follow the cleaning instructions shown on “To Clean the Barrel”.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Open the action by raising the bolt handle, then pulling the bolt fully rearward.
  4. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded. If the chamber is not empty, see “To Unload the Firearm”.
  5. Make sure the barrel is free of obstructions, see “To Check the Barrel for Obstructions”.

To Load the Chamber:

  1. With an empty magazine installed, place one cartridge of the correct caliber through the ejection port onto the magazine follower. See Picture 12.

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  1. Slide the bolt assembly fully forward, pushing the cartridge into the chamber.

WARNING! If a cartridge does not chamber with minimal force, do not force the cartridge into the chamber. Forcing a cartridge into the chamber my lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

  1. Once the cartridge is chambered, rotate the bolt handle down, locking the cartridge in the chamber.

WARNING! The firearm is Now loaded with a cartridge in the chamber. Removing the magazine from the firearm does NOT prevent the firearm from being discharged. If a cartridge is in the chamber and the safety mechanism is in the “FIRE” or “F” position, the cartridge in the chamber can be discharged by pulling the trigger. Failure to control the muzzle direction of a firearm when it is discharged may lead to in property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

To Load the Magazine:

WARNING! Always check the cartridge for the correct caliber before loading the firearm. Do not attempt to exceed the cartridge capacity of the magazine box. Discharging an incorrect cartridge may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

  1. Remove the detachable magazine from the firearm by pressing the magazine latch release then pulling the magazine box from the magazine well. See Picture 13.

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  1. Slide a cartridge of the correct type and caliber under the magazine retaining lips until the cartridge head is against the rear wall of the magazine. Keep the cartridge bullet pointing toward the front of the magazine box or the magazine latch. Repeat until the magazine is full. See Picture 14.

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  1. Push the full magazine box into the magazine well of the firearm. See Picture 13.
  2. Make sure the magazine box is fully and securely latched into position.

WARNING! The firearm is now cocked and fully loaded. Make sure the safety mechanism is still engaged in the “SAFE” or “S” position. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Failure to control the direction of a firearm when it is discharged may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

To Load the Chamber From the Magazine:

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position
  3. Open the action by raising the bolt handle, then pulling the bolt fully rearward.
  4. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded. If the chamber is not unloaded, see “To Unload the Firearm.”
  5. Make sure the barrel is free of obstructions, see, “To Check the Barrel for Obstructions.”
  6. Push a full magazine box (see “To Load the Magazine,”) into the magazine well of the firearm.
  7. Make sure the magazine box is fully and securely latched into position.
  8. Slowly slide the bolt assembly forward stripping one cartridge from the magazine box.
  9. Once the bolt is fully forward, rotate the bolt handle down, locking the cartridge in the chamber.

WARNING! The firearm is now cocked and loaded. Make sure the safety mechanism is still engaged in the “SAFE” or “S” position. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Failure to control the direction of a firearm when it is discharged may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

To Discharge the Firearm:

WARNING! Always wear eye and hearing protection when discharging your firearm. Failure to use proper protective equipment may lead to property damage and/or personal injury. See “TheTen Commandments of Firearm Safety”.

  1. Point the muzzle at your intended target.
  2. Disengage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever to the "FIRE" or "F" position.
  3. With the butt of the firearm firmly mounted against your shoulder and target acquired, pull the trigger. The firearm will discharge each time the trigger is pulled and the action is
    cycled until the magazine and chamber are empty.

WARNING! If a cartridge does not discharge when the trigger is pulled (misfire), keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction and wait one minute before opening the bolt and ejecting the cartridge. Failure to control the direction of a firearm when it is discharge may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
WARNING! If the “report” of the shot is noticeable softer or louder or in any way irregular, keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction; unload the firearm and check for bore obstructions. See: “To Remove a Barrel obstruction”. Discharging the firearm with a dirty and/or obstructed barrel may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

  1. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  2. Open the action by raising the bolt handle and then pull the bolt fully rearward.
  3. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine, making sure the firearm is completely unloaded.

To Unload the Firearm:

WARNING! NEVER assume your firearm is unloaded to justify careless handling. Always control the direction of the muzzle of your firearm, even if you think it is completely unloaded. Failure to always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Remove the magazine box from the firearm by pressing the magazine latch release button and then pull the magazine box from the magazine well. See Picture 13.

WARNING! This firearm does NOT incorporate a magazine disconnect. The firearm can discharge with the magazine removed! Failure to control the direction of a firearm when it is discharged may lead to property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

  1. Open the bolt by raising the bolt handle, then pull the bolt fully rearward until the cartridge clears the chamber.
  2. Lift the cartridge outward and remove it from the receiver through the ejection port.
  3. With the bolt open, visually check the chamber to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded and free of obstructions.

To Unload the Magazine:

  1. While holding the magazine separate and apart from the firearm, slide the top cartridge forward and out of the magazine. Repeat until the magazine is completely empty.

WARNING! Cartridges in the magazine are under spring compression. Wear eye protection to avoid possible serious personal injury.

Telescopic Sights:

WARNING! Before mounting or adjusting any telescopic sight, make sure the firearm is completely unloaded and the safety mechanism is engaged by placing the safety
in the “SAFE” or “S” position. Failure to follow these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

Some configurations of the Model 783 may have a telescope sights and/or mounts. If your telescopic sight requires adjustment, see the telescopic instruction sheet provided
in the packaging.
NOTE: For ballistics and trajectory information, see the Remington catalog or visit the Remington website at www. remington.com.

Trigger Pull Weight Adjustment:

WARNING! Changes from factory trigger settings may cause accidental discharge which may lead to property damage, serious personal injury and/or death.

Trigger adjustments may be made ONLY in the following circumstances:
I. Competitive Target Shooters:
(1) The trigger assembly of the Model 783 bolt action rifles should only be adjusted for use by experienced and responsible shooters in a controlled target shooting environment where the rifle is never loaded with a live round of ammunition except when it is in the ready-to-fire position with the muzzle pointed safely down range.

(2) If a cartridge is loaded into the chamber and then not discharged, it should be immediately re-moved (unloaded) from the rifle. NEVER move the rifle away from the down range position without first un-loading (removing) the cartridge from the chamber.

WARNING! NEVER carry an adjusted rifle with a live cartridge in the chamber. Trigger pull on rifles used for hunting or for noncompetitive target shooting must never be adjusted. Carrying an adjusted rifle with a live cartridge in the chamber may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

II. Firearm Sale or Transfer:
If your rifle’s trigger pull weight has been adjusted and you intend to sell or otherwise transfer possession of your rifle, you must:

(1) warn the purchaser or recipient of your rifle that its trigger assembly has been adjusted, and

(2) give the purchaser or recipient this Owner’s Manual for review and reference.

To Adjust Trigger Pull:

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” position.
  3. Open the action by raising the bolt handle.
  4. Pull the bolt fully rearward.
  5. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded. If the firearm is not unloaded, See “To Unload the Firearm.”
  6. Remove the action from the stock. See “To Disassemble and Clean the Firearm”.

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  1. Loosen the 3/8” retaining nut by turning it counterclockwise. Do not remove the nut. See Picture 15.
  2. Insert a 3/32” hex key wrench into the trigger adjustment hole.
  3. To increase the trigger pull weight, turn the hex key clockwise. See Picture 15.

Note: The trigger weight can be increased until the trigger will not move or release the sear.

  1. To decrease the trigger pull weight, turn the hex key counterclockwise. See Picture 16.

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  1. Once adjusted, secure the retaining nut by turning clockwise until tight.
  2. Reassemble the action in the stock, see: “To Reassemble the Barreled/Action into the Stock”.

 

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