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OT -788 Remington 223

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Remington discontinued all 788 magazines apparently in 2005, and the prices have skyrocketed faster than a barrel of oil. Be prepared to pay $50 for a magazine, if you can find one. Fortunately, the .223 can also use .222 magazines, so keep that in mind.

    My son has a 788 in .308 Win. I was going to give him my old 788 in .223 (actually a rechambered .222 Rem), but we can't get it to group. It needs to be rebarreled. I need to find a drop in heavy barrel that only needs finish reaming.
     
  2. itsnotyou

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    Brian

    I have 2 788's in 222 if your rechambered gun and it will not group you might try a 52 grain or lighter bullet. My 222's did not like 55 grain bullets, they have a slow twist 1 in 12 or 1 in 14 I do not remember it has been a few years.

    If you are interested in selling it, I would be interested in buying it I have a extra 222 barrel.


    Jack
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Or.... you could sell me your extra 222 barrel.

    The bore has an imperfection just ahead of the leade. A huge pit.
     
  4. Jim101

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    Captin, There's usually several 788s on gunbroker.com in various calibers.




    Jim
     
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    Brian, did the 222bbl have a different rate of twist than the 223? Back in the id 70's I was looking for a 700 light barrel in 223 and was having trouble finding one,or what I wanted. I had several 100 rounds of 222 from a gun I had previously owned. I found a 700 in 222 and after I expended the ammo I had for it I rechambered it for the 223. For what the gun is, it shoots great. A friend had told me that because of the different rate of twist that it wouldn't. He was wrong. It shoots a 55gr.V-Max behind 26.5 grains of R-12, now R-15 just fine. Steve
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's a damn good question. Standard twist for both should be 1 in 12. I'll have to check it.
     
  7. itsnotyou

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    Brian,

    Found I have a 222 & a 223 barrel for the 788. Getting old fogot about the 223 barrel. I think your 788 would look good as a 223 in my safe. I promise I will keep it warm and dry.

    Jack
     
  8. Dednlost

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    .222 .223 duhhhhh.
     
  9. hmb

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    Dednlost,
    Stay with trap doubles, you do not have sufficient cranial capacity to dicuss the finer points of center fire rifles. HMB
     
  10. itsnotyou

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    Dednlost,

    222 & 223 are the same thing only different, sorta kinda maybe?

    Jack
     
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