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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 6/23/2002 7:33:09 PM EST
A friend received from his dearly departed father a Remington 788 in .308win

I seen the Rifle and his dad about 2 weeks before he passed away :(

anyway, friends got it, and it's a nice rifle. Never heard of the 788 before now, who can tell me something about it? How does it compare to the 700?
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 7:45:05 PM EST
It's a nice rifle. Remington made it as a cheaper alternative to the 700. I believe it was discontinued in 1984. The locking lugs are in the rear and the wood and finish aren't as nice as the 700. However the rifle is much more accurate than it should be and every bit as accurate as the 700.

I love mine.
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 8:05:11 PM EST
Good weapon. I have one in .223. 9 locking lugs on the bolt. Alot are converted to benchrest guns like 6mmPPC and such. That's how inherently accurate they are. The rifle failed in sales because it is det. mag.. No biggie to me. Thats all.
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 8:24:10 PM EST
The first centerfire rifle I ever shot was my friends 788 in .308 Winchester. It impressed me enough to buy one in .243 Winchester for varmint shooting. It's not a fancy rifle, but it has an extremely fast lock time (the time between the trigger sear release and primer ignition), which is good for accuracy. As Gun Guru mentioned earlier, it has a really strong bolt locking system. I still have it (since 1973) and my wife loves shooting it.

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