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.