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    Quote Originally Posted by gunscrewguy View Post
    788's have a long reputation of being tack drivers. Between the quality of barrel made back then, correct bedding, decent trigger, and many say the rear locking system used are the key. A poor man's sniper.

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    ….and me being a poor man....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunscrewguy View Post
    788's have a long reputation of being tack drivers. Between the quality of barrel made back then, correct bedding, decent trigger, and many say the rear locking system used are the key. A poor man's sniper.

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    The Mod 788 put a dent into Mod 700 sales due to its lower cost and decent quality--so much so that it was finally morphed into the much more spendy Model 7. My old '75 Mod 788 still shoots great--need to take it out to the woods this season. Been awhile since it was used to take down a critter.
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    Did a search on the web for info and I think the Timney is the route I'll take. Found out the 223 was only made for 1 year,1975. Is that correct? Anyone else have a 223?
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    Quite a few years ago I found a article on the internet about modifying the Rem. 788 trigger and tried it-the results were very good and did not take a lot of work. It came out fully adjustable for weight and pull but don't remember where I found it anymore. A Goggle search for it will likely locate it. Good Luck
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    There's this old article. (PDF)

    REMINGTON 788

    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/b...ton-788-a.html

    Good luck, if you try the modification.
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    My wife got her mothers 788, It will shoot any load- 243 55 -100 gr bullets & great groups.
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    I had a problem with my 788 in 22-250. The trigger froze up real solid. I kept it oiled and inside a gun safe. It appeared to be some kind of electrolysis between the OEM aluminum trigger housing and the steel guts. I was able to unfreeze it by taking it off and flushing with Kroil but after storing it I noticed it was freezing up again. I ended up replacing the whole OEM trigger with a Timney and it works fine now.
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    Timney trigger arrived today. Fit it tomorrow, maybe a photo or two, if anyone is playing along at home!
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    Boris- I had to do a bit of inletting to get my Timney in the 22-250. Take lots of time if you need to. Excellent choice (only choice I believe?) for the trigger upgrade. My 788 is the standard that all others in the safe are compared to.
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    In all its glory!IMG_0772 (2).JPGIMG_0773.JPG Only difference is the colour.
    One of the easiest upgrades I have ever done. Loosen one screw , pop a pin , done. Replaced in opposite order.
    Did have to do a bit more inletting around the safety and the front of the trigger housing, but very easy working with fibreglass.
    I had the stock built many years ago, with extra weight added in the forearm area, making it very stable with a rest, bit awkward carrying it, but its not a walk around rifle.
    Appreciate everyone's input. cheers.


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