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    There's a lot of dead rockchucks in Easter Washington state that can attest to the range and accuracy of the .223 788! The nice part was the recoil is so light I could see the bullets strike.
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    So as not to leave you hanging any longer than I already have...



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    Stripped, sanded. Four-0 steel wool, Lin-Speed, repeated four or five times.
    Need a sling and a scope, but I am hopefully going to sight in the iron sights this week.

    Thanks to all who offered opinions and suggestions.

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    Im kinda like all the others. I got a 788 in 74 or 75 in .222. It was a tack driver. Loaded some benchrest spec ammo and shot a .248 5 shot group at 200yrds. Loved the gun, but it was and is butt ugly.
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    These plane old rifles kinda make me wish i had a couple more. I am one that never had an interest in owning a remmy 700.

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    I like old stuff. I just horse traded for a 742 in 30-06 and a Marlin 80DL. Both need lovin'. My dad had the same Woodsmaster in the 70's. The .22 is going to my son for a project. I didn't need a radial arm saw anyway.

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    Sorry to leave you hanging, it took me this long to get into a range I could shoot .308 at. I tried to sight her in today, shot just outside the rings on a standard pistol target at 50' or do. Couldn't walk it in even with rear sight adjusted all the way, I am guessing bent front blade. My grouping was pretty good, just too far off to feel good about pat that distance. I'll be parts shopping Sunday, I was considering a peep sight anyway...

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    I have one from my brother-in-law in 308 and it shoots better than I can. Using a 4x Tasco it is shooting 1.5-175 inch groups at 100 yards. With a better scope (shooter??) I expect those to get closer to or below 1 inch. She really likes the Win.PowerMax but the cheep Remy&Federal are close behind. The groups are also within 1.5 inches so in a pinch I could switch with out too much worry. I would keep it and shoot it before getting rid of it. Now I just need to find a few more mags for mine.

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    I removed and replaced the sights, front post appears true. It may have been just loose, thought I checked it but it came off easy. Hitting the .22's this weekend and a little .357 for stress relief.

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    Dragging up an old thread I know, but, I just this week brought home a very nice condition Remington 788 Carbine (1980 model) in .308winchester.

    I have a Timney trigger ordered, new sling mounts and a recoil pad. My plans are to strip and refinish the stock in a lighter color and I want to add some ebony touches here and there if I can.
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    Remington 788

    My pictures are gone, I will attempt to get some new ones. I stripped the wood and left it natural, it came out nice and light. I have not touched the trigger at all, and still run the iron sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory1022 View Post
    Looking good.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

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    I will start another thread on my Remy 788 project but, as a teaser, I plan to finish it with some checkering of the grip and forend, possibly an ebony forend tip, nice old Remington scribed metal grip cap with brass spacer and a hand rubbed BLO finish.

    Still trying to figure out the best recoil pad size. I think the Limbsaver small rifle pad will work as I also may need to trim the stock off a little shorter.

    My stock is currently stripped and partially sanded to 220 grit stage and some steel wool sanding. Waiting to see if I need to cut the stock and then do some checkering.
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    Cory, that looks very nice. I put a 3x9 Bushnell on my .223 because of long shots at little critters, but a 4x or 2x7 on yours would make that an outstanding hunter. You'd be surprised how well you can pick up a moving animal with a low-power scope. Most people opt for too high a power for general hunting.
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    Big fan of the .308, and for now, you can still find ammo.
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