For Sale Or trade? 788 remington

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  1. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I'm getting that itch again. I might be crazy but I'm debating selling or trading my 788 in 243. I don't know if 243 just doesn't turn me on or what. It shoots pretty good, I had 75 grain vmaxes go almost sub 1/2". There's few marks on the stock but the metal is in nice shape. I do have the original iron sights too. I've got three magazines for it. One has some rust and the other needs to be tack welded where it's crimped together as it likes to spread and pop the follower out. I'd like to get $450 shipped. I'd leave the Leupold on for another $200.

    I'm thinking I'd like to get something smaller like 204, 223, or 22-250. I'd hear offers. Not really looking for anything in particular but would like to avoid injection molded stocks.

    Thanks for looking! KIMG0710.JPG KIMG0712.JPG KIMG0713.JPG KIMG0714.JPG
     
  2. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Hows the recoil? I got Mossberg SSI in .30-06. It’s in mint condition with a beautiful wood stock. 20 rounds down the tube. You can swap out the barrels on them too like a TC contender.
     
  3. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to stay in a bolt action (maybe AR, but I'm hot/cold with them too). I've also got "deer rifles" pretty covered so I've either got to go small bore much bigger lol.
     
  4. mattparliament

    mattparliament Well-Known Member

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    Is there a front site? Just trying to see what configuration it is how long is the barrel?
     
  5. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Barrel is 22". I removed the sights but I have them & they are complete. Front sight is something like a shark fin blade almost.
     
  6. JJMoody

    JJMoody Well-Known Member

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    Winter must be getting to you... I almost parted with my 22-250 in a 788, but was reinspired when the guy looking to buy it told me he was shooting squirrels out to 800 yds with his!! The numbers didn’t quite crunch for him and I kept that little piece of gold. I get the itch though!! 788 is a great rifle and priced way below their true worth
     
  7. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Awesome rifles. Dad has one in .243 as well and its a laser.
     
  8. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    No doubt about that! Almost 4 months now without any appreciable trigger time is tough. Now it'll warm up like overnight and fieldwork will take up the remaining opportunities till June :(
     
  9. sika64

    sika64 Well-Known Member

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    The 788 is one of Remingtons best rifles, was cheaper then the 700 but would out shoot the 700 in most case's. I had one in 6mm that I had bedded, it would shoot the same hole off a rest.
     
  10. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    I kinda wish I would've got one in 22-250 but at the time I wanted 243. The twist in the old 22-250s is a bit of a let down though.
     
  11. Shooter 69

    Shooter 69 Well-Known Member

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    Text me about your rifle. 205-757-7981
     
  12. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Up top. 204 or fast twist 22-250 comes to mind. 222, 223 etc.... CZ 527 perhaps?