Looking for a 788 bolt

Discussion in 'Guns For Sale' started by The Butcher, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. The Butcher

    The Butcher Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a complete 788 bolt, for a .308 win. Let me know what you have. Thanks Don

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  2. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Member

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    I have a M788 in 7-08 and have heard parts are very hard to find, but wouldn't a bolt for a .243 or 7-08 work also? BM
     
  3. dizzy dan1

    dizzy dan1 Member

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    I just sold my 788 in 7-08 carbine [​IMG]
    The bolts should be inerchangeable as they are all based on the 308 case. DAN>>> [​IMG]
     
  4. The Butcher

    The Butcher Well-Known Member

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    I think the 7-08 bolt would work, but finding one is the hard part. I guess they made four different length 788 actions. Also, from what I've read, during manufacture, the barrels were screwed down on a go-nogo guage, then the barrels were stamped and sights added. Much like the Savages. It was cheaper than fitting bolts one at a time. So if I replace the bolt, it will have to be professionally head spaced. The whole project may not be worth it. We'll ride it out for a while, and see what happens. Thanks for the replies. Don
     
  5. H-BAR

    H-BAR Well-Known Member

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    Ihave a 22-250 in a 788!!! What is it worth to ya????