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Old 07-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #61
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Default 788 walnut stock

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.

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #62
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Default remington 788 22-250

I was left a 1968 model 788 22-250 when grandfather died has been the best shooting gun imagined. Holds a quarter sized group at 200 yds all day long. FYI does have walnut stock and never had issue with bolt handle or any other issues. This rifle has even amazed me at 400 yds plus

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:21 AM   #63
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I own a REM788 in .222 which I bought brand new about 35yrs ago and still have it with the original barrel. I've shot Kangaroo's foxes,crows,pigs and cats with it. It loves 45gn and 50 gn projectiles and will group at least 3/4" if I do my bit. I've only bedded and floated it and haven't touched the trigger yet. A brilliant cheap rifle that will give a higher class rifle a run for it's money accurracy wise. I topped it off with a Redfield 3-9x variable recently.


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