I bought a 788 in, I believe, 1979. It has a walnut stock and I was told that was the last year they were offered. It is 22-250. I feed it Barnes Varmit Grenade in 36 gr. on top of 38 gr. of Varget. 4130 fps and VERY inpressive groups. Hit a coyote with this and it folds up like a window blind. One of the best and most dependable rifles I own.