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Old 06-08-2012, 12:41 PM   #51
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So many of us own 788's than have been trouble free it would be hard to really find one that someone broke anything on if they have a lick of common sence. Lube the locking lugs with a high pressure lube and don't shoot reloaded brass thats not been full lentht sized properly and maxed out loads and bolt problems will not happen. Never heard of a trigger mounting point problem . So many guys that own these rifle have had them from the late 60's and 70's and don't even vist a firearm forum.

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Quick web check shows a few have had the stud for trigger group mounting break off. Appears welded on. No doubt a few folks have had that problem and not reported it on the web
I've seen the failure first hand, so know it exists.
I didn't have any problems with my 788 though, and I never shoot FL sized reloads (unless getting brass ready for a new rig- after that it's neck size only). BTW, my loads are always max'd out.
Never any issues.
But then I don't screw up

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So many of us own 788's than have been trouble free it would be hard to really find one that someone broke anything on if they have a lick of common sence. Lube the locking lugs with a high pressure lube and don't shoot reloaded brass thats not been full lentht sized properly and maxed out loads and bolt problems will not happen. Never heard of a trigger mounting point problem . So many guys that own these rifle have had them from the late 60's and 70's and don't even vist a firearm forum.
Never even heard of a "high pressure lube." Can you name some poducts that are in this category? 'Always used Rem-Oil or WD40, that's it.
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Never even heard of a "high pressure lube." Can you name some poducts that are in this category? 'Always used Rem-Oil or WD40, that's it.
CLP, hoppes, royal purple, rem oil, barkers-all good high pressure oils. NEVER ever use wd40 in a gun. That is coming from a licensed and certified gunsmith who has seen guns destroyed when used w wd40 in the right circumstances.
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I have used this for years -http://www.proshotproducts.com/Pro-Gold-1-oz-jar_p_616.html

But it is enought for seveal guys for many years of use. Buy the 10cc syringe they now offer. But if you have a sythetic bearing grease it will work just fine too. Use something like breakfree clp as a general oil and works for light cleaning too. Never use wd-40 and I don't use rem oil.

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Default The 788's Are Known For Accuracy

The 788's mya not be very pretty and yes, they were $80 rifles when they hit the public but they have a reputation for being very accurate. My .243 was manufactured in 1974 and it shoots my loads with 75 grain V-Max's scary accurate. Most of the bolt handle issues were the fault of the shooter. If you shoot a "hot" load that jams the action using your boot heel isn't the method I'd recommend for freeing the stuck case. A rod down the bore is the wiser option.

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Never even heard of a "high pressure lube." Can you name some poducts that are in this category? 'Always used Rem-Oil or WD40, that's it.
There are some lubricants out there that have been classified as having "high pressure" qualities. Most of these lubricants are synthetic bearing greases. The equipment that this type of lubricant is designed for will experience a lot more stress than the bolt on a rifle ever will under any circumstances. It is not necessary to use this type of lubricant on the locking lugs of a rifle bolt. Keeping the parts of a bolt-action rifle clean and lightly oiled with a decent oil is enough. RemOil is fine for this type of application. I have had my 788 for more than 30 years and the bolt and other parts are still in outstanding condition.
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CLP, hoppes, royal purple, rem oil, barkers-all good high pressure oils. NEVER ever use wd40 in a gun. That is coming from a licensed and certified gunsmith who has seen guns destroyed when used w wd40 in the right circumstances.
I agree with this. Based upon my experience I would not use WD-40 to lubricate the parts of a firearm. I might use it to remove rust or other corrosion but not as a lubricant.
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I agree with this. Based upon my experience I would not use WD-40 to lubricate the parts of a firearm. I might use it to remove rust or other corrosion but not as a lubricant.
The only tine I use wd40 is to clean the outside of a gun then I get rid of it w clp
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Rem oil is junk compared to so many products out today. I learn about Pro-gold from a bench shooter many years slit have there finish on them. You may not feel you need to use a hgrease in a high pressure area but don't thing you know right from wrong hon this. If you think a very thin film of grease is not needed read here. Note the term Grease

-http://www.accurateshooter.com/technical-articles/bolt-maintenance-methods-materials/
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