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Old 06-12-2010, 12:07 AM   #11
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I have a model 788 in 308 and I love the firearm. It has always come through with no issues what so ever. I keep it really clean and check it on a regular basis because of all the negatives I have heard.
I LOVE THE GUN!

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Thanks loads, i find many who share your feelings toward the 788. Still undecided tho--wish someone would buy it before I get around to it

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I like the Remington 788, especially those that came out with the dark walnut stocks. It looked hard and ready to work. The birch seems to be all that I see in the pawnshops and consignment shelves.

I never had a problem with the 788, it shot well (6mm, 308, 223, 30-30) and brought home some well fed groceries.

I liked the .223 and 6mm. I wish still had them both but like some, I got into a fever over shinier things and traded them off.

The 30-30 was killer on feral dogs and probably the only trap line rifle I ever carried. Something about that big slug that soothed me I suppose.

My only complaint was the magazine and maybe the bolt handle. Never had a bolt handle break but on some very cold mornings I wondered if it would happen. The magazine, mind you this was a few years ago, was something either horribly expensive or not available. I'm sure things have changed.

If you come across a .223 drop me a line and I'd be very happy to talk to you.

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My .223 broke the bolt stop before I got it from my cousin, and my .308 broke the bolt handle. Easy fix, though. I love the 788s but probably won't buy any more due to the parts rarity.

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My brother had a 788 man that was one hell of a shooting 308. It was a pencil thin barrel and that thing would turn in 5 shot groups that were all cutting each other.

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I had a 788 22/250 I got in the late 60s. Sweeeet piece, You could cover a 5 shot group that the bottom of a casing would cover easily. The only problem I had was my ex got it when we divorced. I still (34 years later) pine for it. Probably hasn't been shot since. Biatch!!

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Hello:
I have a Remington 788 in 6mm. and it has been parkized and painted. Gun shoots .5 to .75 MOA and it has probably 300 rounds thru it since new.

Any ideas on its value?

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If original finish's and good condition of 90% +, all depending on your market could be as high as 400 to 450. Refinished may take away from the value, atleast it would for me. That would cost you atleast a 100 bucks off those prices. Allways nice to be able to see how the rifle looks a'natural. no dressing up. Don't sell it, you will regrete it. Mine was bought new in 1976 in 308. 550 would not but it ether as I doubt anything new can out shot it for twice the money.

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Need more info. Optics. Etc.....
In my area I have seen them from 300 to 500 bucks depending on accessories and condition.

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I just bought a 788 in .222 Remington. I should have it Wednesday. I had a 788 in .243 that I bought new in 1969. It was the most accurate rifle I have ever owned. Never had a problem with it. It was stolen in a house burglary in 1973. Mine had the original walnut stock and my new (to me) one has a walnut stock also. I'm kind of replacing the old one after all of these years, all be it in a different caliber. The only complaint I have against the 788 is that the rear locking lugs cause the cases to stretch more than in a rifle that has front locking lugs. The handloader just has to trim them more often.
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