View Full Version : Recently acquired a Remington 788 in .308, opinions?

11-02-2014, 02:51 AM
I had an add on here selling/trading a Ruger 10/22. Well I ended up trading it for a Remington 788 in .308. it came with a 3-9x40mm scope and luckily I also got 2 clips for it as well. I just took it out to the range today for the first and well lets just say I am very happy with my, new to me, boomstick.


road kill
11-02-2014, 03:59 AM
The 788 was a good rifle, the bolt handle had a reputation of letting go, but not hard to repair, as well mags are getting scarce with some cals rare. Most of these rifles shot as good or better than the 700, i have one in 222 that is a tack driver. At most gun shows i see numerous 788 rifles with a $350-$500 price tag. Enjoy your new rifle, about the only thing they needed was a good trigger and timney used to make one.

11-02-2014, 04:05 AM
Accuracy is contributed to it's fast lock time. Another one of the good ol' guns that shouldn't have been discontinued, IMO.

11-02-2014, 08:18 AM
I have one in 243. Don't lose the magazine, they are quite costly replace.

Mine had significant accuracy issues until I replaced the stock with a ram line and free floated the barrel in that process. Now it's a real tack driver.

11-03-2014, 02:13 AM
Its a good thing I have two mags.

road kill
11-03-2014, 04:05 AM
I was at a gun show yesterday and saw several 788 rifles for sale. Prices started at 500 and went up to 600, no scope and stocks could use some refinishing. Crazy pricing imo.

11-05-2014, 02:11 AM
I think I will hopefully glass bed my 788 but even before doing that its accurate enough for hunting. Was at the range and was happy that I got it sighted in with the help of a very knowledgeable friend and am able to hit the 12" plate at far end of range at 240yrds. To some that would take nothing to do but for me am very :bananna: