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remington 788's

I have a 788 .243 that is very dear to me. I was at the gun show in niles ohio (I live close to the line) and a guy there had a rack of 12 or so Rem. 788's in .243 with a price tag of $300, you pick the one you want, no clip, but did have the 4x tasco that they were sold with in the 80s included. thought this was a deal so I asked the guy why so cheap and he said he just cant move them in OHIO because its a shotgun state and he wants them gone. The stock were a little rough on most but they were not great when they were made either. Any how I was just suprised, I thought old 788s brought more than this.

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Re: remington 788's

I would love to have one in 222,6mm or 243 and/or 308. either one or all. I messed up when the 788's were around.DID NOT GET ONE.
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Re: remington 788's

Appears to be bout the right price. A lot depends on the condition of the rifle and the caliber. Although it is not an authority, check out Gun Broker to get a few data points on price, condition and caliber.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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Re: remington 788's

Had one in 243...It did not shoot good groups for me..I was so disappointed!..Even with extensive load developement..
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I had one in 22-250 and it was a horrible shooter until I had an aftermarket trigger installed. That upgrade made a lot of difference.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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Re: remington 788's

I have 3, one in .308, one in 6mm and a .22-250 whichis flatout deadly when the old guy behind it is on his game.

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Re: remington 788's

my 788 6mm will shoot MOA with factory loads in the hands of an amateur. it may have been a cheap gun when new but this thing has got a barrel on it. it was m grandfathers and although I don't condone his actions(my great uncles have told me stories about doe being headshot at 150 to 200 yards by my grandfather.)

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: remington 788's

Got one in the .222!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 02:01 AM
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Gun Parts/Numerich has new repro mags that are identical to the originals, if you need a 243 magazine? Any mag for the 308 "class" of cartridges (308/243/7mm-08) will work in it.

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My friend has a nice gun shop here and deals a lot of used guns. He had one in a 30-30 a few weeks ago that brought over 500 cant remember exact. But i heard of some 308s going for close to 5 at times. I inherited my dads 308 in 788 he bought new in 1970 he used it only a few years to tech me and quit deer hunting for lack of interest and working on sat. It is like mint condition but i will hang on to it forever. Dont know how it groups thinking about trying it one day, knew it kicked like crazy.
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