Originally Posted by PRDATR
What's the issue with the bolt handle?
The 788 was Remingtons try at a cheap yet accurate rifle. Good barrels, but the short cuts they took to keep cost down weren't all effective, and this led to a pretty short production run. The bolt handle being the main thing. The weld between bolt and handle is known for breaking. Both my dad and I have 788s in 6mm (I got mine because I liked shooting his so much, groups anything you feed it under an inch) We've both had the bolt handle break off. It's really no big deal, I spent something like $40 to have it repaired and dads was even less. Both done by the same smith, but nearly 20 years apart. Once the bolt issue is fixed, they're absolutely awesome little guns. For this reason, 788s have a die-hard fan club, so much so that they're becoming increasingly hard to come by. I'd love another in 22-250... If I could find one that was a reasonable price.