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Old 05-25-2013, 11:17 PM   #21
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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.
I also noticed the barrel looks a little long and thick.. But, if you take a good look at the barrel on my 788 it is kind of thick also. I just know they are great shooters.
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I bought my .223 Rem 788 back in the later '70s. It loves the lighter weight bullets.




I was working up some new loads....pretty much opted to keep that load just where it was. They weren't barn burners at only 3240 FPS, but they were accurate.

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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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SWEET !!!! Can't wait to see some range results after mounting that Vortex!
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I've got one in .222. The only thing wrong with it is the trigger but other than that it earned me quite a few dollars fox shooting for skins years ago and I still use it now.
It's mounted with a Redfield 3-9x 'scope and loves 50gn pills. It'll hold around .5" group if I do my bit.

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I've got to admit that I did install a Timney trigger in both my 788's. WOW! What a difference that trigger makes! Here's my .223 and she is a tack driver!

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I've got to admit that I did install a Timney trigger in both my 788's. WOW! What a difference that trigger makes! Here's my .223 and she is a tack driver!
How difficult was it to install? Does it improve the saftey design?
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I bought my .223 Rem 788 back in the later '70s. It loves the lighter weight bullets.




I was working up some new loads....pretty much opted to keep that load just where it was. They weren't barn burners at only 3240 FPS, but they were accurate.

This rifle looks terrific, like brand new!
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How difficult was it to install? Does it improve the saftey design?
It takes about 15 minutes to install the trigger but I had about 30 minutes of stock filing and sanding to do as well. The part of the cut-out in the stock where the trigger is will likely require some light filing \ sanding for the safety lever to move forward & backward smoothly. It's not an area that will be visually noticeable unless you have the stock off the rifle. The safety operates the same but I find the Timney safety to have a more positive feel when engaging or disengaging it. If you have any questions just let me know and I'll get you to PM me.
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This rifle looks terrific, like brand new!
Thanks....it hasn't been in the woods a lot....did some ground hog hunting with it a few times when I lived out east. Don't have any prairie dogs around here where I live, although it would do good on coyotes and we have a lot of them in AZ. Maybe I need to get hold of my friend that goes coyote hunting and get it scratched up a bit.
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