For me, no way no how. When you look at all the quality rifles out there today ie Tikka, Ruger, Savage just to name a few, why invest in a sub standard rifle. My opinion of course. Best of luck! Put your cash towards something new.Ive had a remington 788 ( longer action in 308) sitting in the safe for years now and i keep going through the rounds of tuning it up to hunt with. My real question is would to be worth getting a mcmillan and a stainless proof or comparable type barrel to change it to a 7mm-08 for a little light weight rig? Or would it best to just go with a wood boyds and a shillen as a cheaper tune up as just a truck gun to shoot the occasional coyote? Thoughts?
Very true, one of the reasons is the number of the 788's they produced at ultra cheap prices. Cheap to build on because of the skilions of parts and upgrade available for the 700 series action. Not really interested in the number produced, but how many good, I mean really good scores they rack up.