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Remington 788 ?

Thinking about getting one in a 22-250.I have heard of bolts that break?
How do you like yours and what caliber do you have?
How is the safety on one?

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Re: Remington 788 ?

I have had my .22-250 for many years with no problems. Gun still shoots better than I do. Got it in late 70's or early 80's.

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Re: Remington 788 ?

never had one in 22-250 but I did in 222 and currently in 308
no issues with any of them.

I would like another but I cant justify seeing the $ they are going for. More then when they were sold as new.

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Re: Remington 788 ?

funny, I just happen to have setting here beside the computer, a 1972 Remington Peters catalog (remember when all the gun companies gave them out) and that gun retailed at $99.95. left hand was $104.95. sling and swivels $5.40, and extra clip $4.50. times sure have changed.
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Re: Remington 788 ?

I have one in 6mm and it's super accurate. No problem with the bolt but my safety is fairly easy to click on and off and the button is huge. No biggie but can be annoying. Something to be mindful off.

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Re: Remington 788 ?

Mine is in .243, bought around 1970 for $99.95 at Miller's Auto Parts and came with a scope! Never any problems except once many years ago I had some mis-fires with some handloads. He checked my reloads out to make sure thgey were sized correctly. Gunsmith said they were prone to getting dirt in the bolt since it is an open design. He tore it down on a clean white sheet and found nothing, put back together and never had any more trouble? Most accurate rifle I own.
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Re: Remington 788 ?

Never had much luck with 788's....Bought a mint 243...best it would do was 1 1/2" groups....Had one in the rare 44 magnum...grouped 2 1/2"...I love them but as yet am not sold on the accuracy potential despite all that I have read..My cheap Savage bolts shoot much better.
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Re: Remington 788 ?

I've had mine since '72 and it's used every year. As a kid, my dad had someone reload a box of ammo for me and they were VERY difficult to extract after being shot. The bolt held up well to some pounding to get it open. After the third one or so, the rest of the box got taken apart. I'm fine with the safety and very satisfied with the accuracy.

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Re: Remington 788 ?

I had one years ago; also in 22-250. The factory trigger was a nightmare, but after I had it replaced the rifle was a real joy to shoot. Accurate, dependable and an all time favorite woodchuck rifle of mine.

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Re: Remington 788 ?

I have one in .222. Love it. As accurate as any rifle I have. No issues.
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