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    It wont let me edit properly for some reason but I will say while i have a 243 it is not a 788.
    An ex family acquaintance had a 243 788 carbine and it was a fecking tack driver

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    Couple of favourites not yet owned but on my longterm wishlist - beauties! Remington model 552 Speedmaster 22LR semiautomatic, and Winchester model 88:

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    Yes a model 88 is definitely on my wish list. My favorite rifle will always be my dad's model 100, shot my first deer with it but of course it is no longer with me. The 88 will fill that hole nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    Couple of favourites not yet owned but on my longterm wishlist - beauties! Remington model 552 Speedmaster 22LR semiautomatic, and Winchester model 88:

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    yes I would love to get my hands on one of those remington .22 semi autos or the pump but lol I have never seen one for sale
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    @csmiffy tell us what you like about the Remington 788. Wasnt that the one with the rear locking action and 6 small rattly locking lugs ? It must have some endearing features I overlooked at the time .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    @csmiffy tell us what you like about the Remington 788. Wasnt that the one with the rear locking action and 6 small rattly locking lugs ? It must have some endearing features I overlooked at the time .
    being cheeky here butting in - yes clunky bolt -yes made as a budget rifle - but one with a good barrel will shoot as well if not better than most rifles on any gunshop shelf - very very accurate - fast lock time helps -trigger was usually quite okay -mine does not shift zero either after storage a bonus - handle very well
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    Off topic but does anyone remember what some of these old rifles cost new back in the day? Like the Sako Vixen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Off topic but does anyone remember what some of these old rifles cost new back in the day? Like the Sako Vixen.
    Sako Vixen in 1969 was if I remember correctly around the $170 mark

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    Ok. So around $3140 in todays money. Interesting.
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    @Shearer My first centrefire was a sporterised K98 8x57. $72 used. My butchery apprentice wage was $48 per week. In about 1980 I bought a new Ruger M77 .270 and it was $434. My mum absolutely hit the roof. That was the rifle I regret selling.... Oh; and a new Win 94 30/30....

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    Ok. So they had the Vixen listed at $189.95 in 1970. That would make it $3500 today. Exactly the same price as the current Sako 85 hunter wood/blued.
    Funny. The 308win was cheaper than the 243win and 270win! What were they thinking!
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    We live in a golden age when it comes to bang for buck for rifles.....
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    @Bagheera my ex family acquaintance had the 243 carbine.
    Used it or should I say I carried it a bit and I like the handiness of it. It was a neat little gun that shot very well.
    There are others ahead of it in a wishlist though
    If I ever get around to saving up the shekels I'll get a 300 h+h reamer and make one out of my P14 sporters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Ive owned dozens but the one that stole my heart is a little Savage Lightweight in .223. Had it for maybe 20 years from new. Burned out the throat last year and replaced it with a 1:8 stainless from Truflite. It was good before and even better now. Light and easy to shoot. But its a bit like owning a Landrover - the re-barrel cost more than I paid for the original rifle, then there was the bedding job, and getting a fault fixed in the trigger....

    The 80 grain bullets it digests shoot deer like a .243.

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    that other one in photo stole a heck of a lot of hearts too mate.....
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    looking at that tisdales list...303brits with new barrels!!!!! oh if only they were still around to be had at those prices.... even inflation adjusted,what a bargain.
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