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    Remmy 788

    Lookin for a cheap 243. I see a few of these remmy 788 on trademe . Anyone owned/used one ? Comments?

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    G'Day AntsMan,

    The 788 is a very good and serviceable rifle.
    They are a rear locking bolt action but are of a very strong design, and they use a detachable 3 (?) shot magazine.
    A couple of mates of mine have had 788's .222Rem and they shot very well!

    The Model 788 was an attempt by Remington, to get a cheaper than their Mod 700 rifle, in the market place.
    They lasted a few years and then were dropped from production, many years ago now.

    Hope that helps

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    Thanks homer

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    Like Homer says they can be a good cheap and very accurate action to make your varmint rifle from.
    1000yds is fun, 1500yds is getting interesting, 2000yds is exciting, 2500yds will blow your mind

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    There was a thread years ago on H&F when I found one for $250 in Dunedin. I was a student so didn't bother. I should have... Was talking to a chap at the range about my missed chance the other day and he mentioned he was getting one made up in 6mmBR for target stuff. Apparently there are a few around in such configurations. I think they can bind up if you over pressure them but that shouldn't be a problem aye.

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    I've got a 308 at home if you want a look. not a bad rifle at all!

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    I've got one in 308 I gave to the old man. Was an accurate rifle, barrel is a bit buggered now as he hasn't really looked after it. Was good for a first rifle.

    Big thing is don't lose your magazine, when I got it there was no mag. Took me 1.5 years of searching NZ to find one (in the back of an old fellas gun shop)

    I've often wondered of getting a new barrel for it and taking it back.

    (sorry if im posting heaps all of a sudden, just back from Sydney)

    puku

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    id buy it off you Puku

 

 

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