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Old 02-21-2010, 01:09 AM
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Rem 788

I know a lot of you LRH guys may giggle about this, but hear me out. I was given a REM 788 in .243 as a teenager. I still have it today. It has carried me through a lot of shooting years and taken a lot of deer. Long ago, we worked up a load it likes and I have never had to change it. I love the rifle and buy spare parts when I come across them.

Recently, I picked up another one in .308 that has been worked over by a now deceased self-professed home gunsmith. It has the original barrel and the bore and chamber look good. No crap, gouges, pits. The barrel has been threaded and now has a Herter's muzzle brake. The stock is really rough. I can't tell if it's the original that has been glassed over or if it is an aftermarket. The mag well is so tight that the magazines won't insert unless forced. Removal takes even longer.

I would like to turn this into a shooter. I know the rifle itself is only capable of so much, but I'd like to wring out whatever accuracy and distance I can. I'm only into the rifle $200, but don't want to poor money into a paper weight. I shoot a lot of .308 at work, and know what I can do with the round.

The only stock I can find for this rifle is the few Ram-Line's that are still around. Not fond of that idea at all. I'm looking to those that are much more experienced than I for advice, suggestions, parts leads, etc.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:05 AM
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Re: Rem 788

Gun Parts Corp. lists replacement walnut stocks for the 788 rifles.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:22 AM
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Re: Rem 788

on the far right is my 788, it has a richards microfit stock on it, had I think 167 bucks total in the stock, bedding and trigger job when all was said and done, the stock which is a standard grade walnut semi-finished was 67.00

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:22 PM
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Re: Rem 788

Thanks EddieHarren. I have the Numrich "bible" on my desk at work. Right now all they seem to list on the web is the parts schematic. I seem to have my best luck on parts at gun shows. Most guys have a little of something, but not enough to list anywhere.

RidgeRunner, thanks for the lead on Richards Rifle Stocks. I have already fallen in love with their Tac-Driver model. I may even re-stock my .243. Glad to see there are still 788 owners out there. I don't know why Remington gave up on them......My has been a great rifle.

And now that I take a closer look at your photo, you're a lefty. An even more rare 788!

Anyone else with additional suggestions, lemme have 'em.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:49 PM
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Re: Rem 788

I have 2 788's one is a 222 and the other a 6mm. No new info here though. you have already been given all the same info I have. Good luck and keep us informed.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:21 PM
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Re: Rem 788

well anyone with a duplicator can make you any style stock you want then use your old stock as a pattern for the inlet, so the possibilities are endless, I'm pretty sure Timney offers a 788 trigger.
The only parts I know of that are hard to find are the mags for 6mm, 22-250, 30/30, and 44 mag.
The 243/308/7mm/08 mags are still available about anywhere, as are 222, 223.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:09 PM
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Mcmillan makes a stock for the 788
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