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Remington 788 mm

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by lsvgail9, Oct 10, 2011.

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  1. lsvgail9

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    Remington early model 6mm with scope $550. shipping is not included.

    you pay the shipping and handling. Call ron 702-363-2894
     
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    $550. Wow, I bought a brand new 788 ,.243 caliber with a mounted 4x Weaver in 1978 for $159. Should have kept it. Never thought they would be worth more now than when they were new.
     
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    What barrel length is that? Any mods to the gun?
     
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    Wages and inflation were a lot lower in 1978. Nice gun at a decent price but not a bargain.
     
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    788's have been worth more then they went for new for over 20 years. Those that like them tend to love them.

    They were way more accuratee then they should have been for the money. In 6mm I would bet cash money that gun shoots less then 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards. I had a 308 that shot 1/4 inch groups at 100 yards in a 788.

    I do not know what they are truly going for today but I bet somebody will uby this gun. Maybe not for 550 but it will sell for more then you can buy a new 700 today. Jeff
     
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    What Jeff stated is very correct. I shot several over the years, and every one shot great. This was due in part to the bolt lock up. Triggers were so-so, but any qualified 'smith can work wonders with pulls. Very popular in the late '70's..............Rob
     
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    Timney make a trigger fo rthe 788. I have one in my 222 set a little over 2 lbs. Sure is better than the 8+ lb. factory trigger. It shoots well with every round I have tried. I know several owners of 788's and they are all accurate.
     
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    The 788 has nine locking lugs on the bolt, very sought after. They were out selling the 700 so Remington discontinued them. Fantastic rifle with a little trigger work.

    Wayne
     
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    I've had them in 243,308, and 223 all great shooters and I'd take one any day of the week over one of the brand new Japanese rifles sold under various names. If you think that is high try pricing one in 3030.
     
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    They were outselling them becaus ethey were shooting as good and better the the 700. They idea was to have a rifle that anybody could afford but when they started out shooting the 700's many guys who could afford better were buying the 788. Still a great buy for the average shooter but if you shoot a lot the ability to rebarrel becomes a problem. More so with the 22-250s of course. I shot the barrel out of one and if it hadn't been for a gunsmith in the family, I would have been SOL. Jeff
     
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    I've had 788's in .243,.308,.44mag, and for the price, you couldn't ask for a better rifle. I still hunt deer with my .44, and if I watch my shots, it's great out to about 125yds. a perfect Penna. deer rifle.

    Big Jack
     
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    What is the rebarrel problem Jeff? The multiple locking lugs?

    BTW, I shot my first antelope with a 788 in .22-250. Pretty impressive set up to a 12 yr old kid. To bad that rifle wasn't mine it sure was fun to shoot.
     
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    Just the price when it comes to weather or not it is worth doing it. You are talking about a 200 gun and the barrel cost you 100 and then you have to pay to have it chambered, threaded and headspaced and you got 250 to 300 in a re- barrel for a 200 dollar gun. Jeff
     
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    My brother just picked up a like new 788 in 22-250 for $350 and my god is it a tack driver.

    Oscar Ray
     
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    I bought a 788 in .308 in 1970-1971(?) at Woolco for $77.00.It was new in the box with a straight 4x scope,and rings of unknown make. It was my first centerfire rifle,and ammo was cheap($5.00/100 )I can't tell you how many rounds I fired through that rifle,but I know it was in the thousands(didn't know a thing about hearing protection in those days......damn, I wish I could hear better).I killed more game with that gun than any other I've ever owned(the groundhogs feared me for miles around as did the crows,and deer).To be honest I think I shot some of my smallest groups in my life with that rifle(3 shot groups at 100 you could cover with a dime.........often looked like one hole at 50 if I did my part)People used to laugh at my rifle,and tell me how ugly it was,but they didn't know what I knew.........

    D.P.Reynolds
     
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    You might be under-pricing it...CLIPS for 6mm 788s are $45 or more now.

    I have one, too...they sure shoot.
     
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