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Remington 788

blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
edited September 2008 in Ask the Experts
I have a picture of my dad from 1973 holding an antelope and the rifle he shot it with. He wrote on the picture that the antelope was shot with a 6mm. The rifle he is holding looks exactly like a Remington 788 except it looks like it has a stainlees(or stainless color)bolt and trigger gaurd. The clip is black or is bluing like on a regular rifle as I know 778s to be and the barrel is also the bluing as on a regular rifle. The wood on the rifle has a blond colored finish.

Did Remington 788s ever come with a stainless or stainless colored bolt and trigger gaurd?

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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a Remington 788 in 22-250. From what I read Remington quit making the less expensive 788 to sell more expensive 700's. The 788 was and is a very accurate rifle. I can attest to the rifle's accuracy as my 22-250 is a TACKDRIVER. With the proper handloads it easily shoots sub moa groups. At some point I am going to shoot the barrel out of this gun. Has anybody heard of anybody making custom guns off of this action? or rebarreling a 788? Is that possible due to the way the barrel/action was manufactured?
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    When did production stop on the Remington 788 .308? I own one and really don't know anything about it except that it is a great shooter. Were they considered good rifles?
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can anyone tell me what all calibers the Remington 788's were made in and were all made in both RH & LH?

    Thank you.
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I had a Rem. Mdl. 788 many years ago in .222, Was this rifle made in .243? I liked the sleeved style action and it sure shot well. Maybe one of you have an old one around that you want to part with.
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I just acquired a Remington 788 .243 cal in beautiful condition, but the odd thing is the bolt handle and shroud are gold plated and the bolt body is jeweled. Did Remington ever offer these options?
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    will a 700 bolt work in a 788? and will a 700 bolt handle work on a 788 bolt?
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    i have a 22-250 788 i want to rebarrel it so i was thinking going with a 204 what needs to be done for this to work if possible
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    blumenffblumenff Member Posts: 97 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I just picked up a in the original box (still has the "Big 5 - $129.00" price tag on it) Remington 788 in 7-08 and although it has a 2 piece weaver base included I'd like to go with a two piece turn in type. Problem is the 788 has 2 scope holes up front, one in the rear, haven't found anything listed.

    Any way to mount a two piece on this thing? I thought the XP 100 and the Rem 7 have the same set up and I see they have two piece bases, are they interchangeable with the 788?
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    mbsamsmbsams Member Posts: 1,076 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I know for sure in RH .223, .243Win, .308 and maybe .222 in an early one.
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    hdcolt51hdcolt51 Member Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭
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    nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,928 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    blumenff,

    .222 Rem. - 1967 - 1980, 1982
    .223 Rem. - 1975
    .22-250 Rem. - 1967
    .243 Win. 1968; w/ 18 ?" barrel 1980
    6mm. Rem. - 1969 - 1980
    6mm. Rem. Left Hand - 1969 - 1980
    7mm-08 Rem. - 1980 w/ 18 ?" barrel
    .308 Win. - 1969
    .308 Win. Left Hand - 1969 - 1980; w/ 18 ?" barrel 1980
    .30-30 Win. - 1967 - 1970
    .44 Rem. Mag. - 1967 - 1970

    Best.
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