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Old 05-22-2013, 01:36 AM   #11
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OMG..... I'm gettin' chills guys just hearing all these great experiences with these long forgotten masterpieces of craftsmanship!! It's only those of us lucky enough to own them that can share the thrill of owning and shooting the greatest rifle ever produced that was originally supposed to be a cheap version of a bolt action rifle! I hate to say it but boy did Remington miscalculate that one!!

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OMG..... I'm gettin' chills guys just hearing all these great experiences with these long forgotten masterpieces of craftsmanship!! It's only those of us lucky enough to own them that can share the thrill of owning and shooting the greatest rifle ever produced that was originally supposed to be a cheap version of a bolt action rifle! I hate to say it but boy did Remington miscalculate that one!!

I agree. I can't wait to put my new scope on mine. Pictures to come...
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OMG..... I'm gettin' chills guys just hearing all these great experiences with these long forgotten masterpieces of craftsmanship!! It's only those of us lucky enough to own them that can share the thrill of owning and shooting the greatest rifle ever produced that was originally supposed to be a cheap version of a bolt action rifle! I hate to say it but boy did Remington miscalculate that one!!

I totally agree with you about that. I think Remington's original plan was to simply produce a budget rifle and ended up with a classic design.
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I must agree! It was my loss that years ago I either sold or traded my Remington Model 788 in 22-250. Was one of the most accurate guns I have ever owned and compared to a Sako Vixen in 223 I owned. A lot of difference in price and looks but none in accuracy and reliability. And everyone is correct! I think that is why the stopped making them! They were taking the Remington market away from their top of the line rifles. With 9 locking lugs they were unbelievably accurate. The only weak part of the gun was the spring extractor. But I never had a problem with it at all! Wish to find another one some day in 22-250.

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My father has a 788 in 308 , he has had it ever since i was a kid , its a real tack driver with his hand loads , i took my first buck with it when i was 13 , i was recently talking to him about it and he told me years ago there was a guns and ammo article on it , and remington built it as the poor man's rifle for the most part and that the reason they did away with it was that it out shot all there more expensive guns , he said it broke his heart when they quit making them , he said he wished he knew what he does about them now cause he would have bought more of them back then
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Funny how Remington could build such tack drivers in the 70s but a brand new high dollar 700 BDL won't get you 2 moa unless you really lucked out, am I the only one who has noticed this?
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Funny how Remington could build such tack drivers in the 70s but a brand new high dollar 700 BDL won't get you 2 moa unless you really lucked out, am I the only one who has noticed this?
No, you aren't the only one who has noticed this because I have heard this from a few other shooters. They said their 788 outshot their new 700s hands down.
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This is my model 788 in .308. Just put a Vortex Viper PST 6x24 on her. Can't wait to shoot it!

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Is that an aftermarket barrel? looks kind of heavy contour for stock. I have never owned a 788 of my own but that is one rifle that has been on my wish list for some time, along with a Savage 99, a REAL Marlin 336, and an oldschool Remington 600. I don't think there is any modern rifle that can best a 788 not even my superb Tikka T3 or my (FN) Winchester 70 Featherweight.
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Is that an aftermarket barrel? looks kind of heavy contour for stock. I have never owned a 788 of my own but that is one rifle that has been on my wish list for some time, along with a Savage 99, a REAL Marlin 336, and an oldschool Remington 600. I don't think there is any modern rifle that can best a 788 not even my superb Tikka T3 or my (FN) Winchester 70 Featherweight.
Mine is factory as far as I know. The barrel says Remington on it.
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