Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   General Rifle Discussion (
-   -   Anyone familiar with the Remington 788? (

BlueTurf 10-15-2011 07:59 PM

Anyone familiar with the Remington 788?
I have a Remington 788 in .243 that I bought in the early 80s. It is one of the models with a 18 1/2" barrel. It is in great shape because I haven't shot it much over the years and have maintained and stored it well. It is a very simple rifle but very accurate. I have had a few people try hard to persuade me to sell it to them, offering more than the price of some current rifles. One even offered to trade me an M-1 Garand for it, although I doubt it is in good shape. I am curious. Is the Remington 788 somewhat of a collecible or shooter favorite? I don't plan to sell it but would like to get more info on it.

Rex in OTZ 10-15-2011 10:19 PM

the 788
1 Attachment(s)
A inexpensive rifle Remington came out with to compete in the low end rifle markit see the Wikipedia attachment below.
Remington 788 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I used to shoot a 22-250, had a co-worker with a 30-30 win model, another co-worker 25 years later had the 6mm Rem, they wer'nt as wide spread as the model 700, they wernt even that

I bought a .223 Remington model 78 Sportsman off a guy that was moving
The model 78 was the next economy model to follow the 788, its a no-frills 3 shot ADL model 700, metal finish isnt as good, comes with birch stock.

it would bolt right in my 700 BDL, 17rem stock

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:17 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.