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Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

 
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:32 AM
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Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

I can get it for $100. It has a tuned trigger but the barrel is crap. Thinking about building off of it. I have a Sendero stock just hanging around. Anybody ever build off this action? I am concerned about the lugs in the rear. Just doesn't seem to lend itself to great accuracy. What do you guys think?
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:11 AM
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Re: Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

Is it worth messing with? You betcha! Especially with that work on it and at that price.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:19 AM
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Re: Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

My first rifle was a 788 in .308. I shot it for years. Since I was just getting started with rifles, I didn't understand what all the fuss was about rifles that shot groups under 1 in. My 788 would do 3/4 in groups all day, seemingly regardless of the load. I found out later that the 788 was a sort of embarassment for Remington. It was their "cheap" rifle, but it often shot better than the pricier 700s. This in spite of the rear locking lugs, non-adjustable trigger & cheap everything else.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:56 AM
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Re: Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

My 3rd rifle was a 788 Lefthand in 6mm Rem. When the trap shooting bug bit me I sold it so I could buy a Citori Trap. Now that bug has subsided and I regret my act of stupidity.

Those rifles ARE shooters.

I am not sure how you will make the floor plate and clip feed work to your satifaction with that stock. But for those who are mechnically gifted that should be able to be worked out.

BUY IT!!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:41 PM
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Re: Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

I thought about making it a single shot for long range plinking. I guess I can find a follower for it. I figure even with a good match bbl, I wouldn't have much in it. OK, now that I am going to buy it, let's kick the hornets nest. It is a long action. All my current configurations are based on short actions. What is the most efficient LA round. I don't want punishing and I really prefer not to have a break (too loud) I shoot with protection but there is the occasional shot hunting when I don't have my ears. I made the mistake one time of loosing my .308 which has a break without protection. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! My ears rang for hours. I already have a .280 in a Thompson (good short range rig out to 250) Can shoot POA. to there comfortably. I am thinking 500-600 yds. max. at Southeast GA deer size targets (up to 150#) I don't really like a .270 (not enough bullet selection) .308 is anemic from a trajectory standpoint IMHO. What say you guys?
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:38 PM
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Re: Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

what boltface does it have? Since it is a LA I am assuming that it has a magnum or .308 bolt face. If it is a 308 how about a 6.5/06AI? If a mangum boltface how about a 264 win mag? I do not think that the HS stock is going to work w/o a bunch of hassle.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:40 PM
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Re: Have access to a 788 action is it worth messing with??

it is currently in dirty 06. What stock might you suggest? Is the in-letting that different between the two. I have never had a 788 out of the stock. Don't see too many of them. Only 2 in seven years. The current stock is pretty rough. I may can get by with it but it would take a PILE of work. I haven't yet looked for an after market. Surely someone makes one.
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