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Father In Law's Rifle : Remington 788 HELP!

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by rhaas90, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. rhaas90

    rhaas90 New Member

    Dec 7, 2019
    La Grange, TX USA
    He gave it to me so that I would use it. It's one of those that sits in the safe and I shoot it occasionally, but dont LIKE shooting it. I try to take him hunting a few times a year, and he always talks about how he wishes he could still shoot that gun without beating the #%* out of his shoulder. We have discussed modifying the weapon some in order to get it back into his hands. It is a sentimental piece, but it also doesnt need to just sit because nobody wants to mess with it. He's on board for sure! I appreciate the concern, as it is important.

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  2. Glenn B

    Glenn B Active Member TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    By the way, I just happen to have a Remington recoil pad. I got it in a lot of other items for which I had the high bid at an auction, it looks new, or little used, to me. Dimensions below. If you think it will fit, it is yours for $7.90 Priority Mail small box postage.

    4 13/16" long on side that joins buttstock, 3 1/8 or 3 3/16 center of hole to center of hole on same side just mentioned, 11/16" center of bottom hole to edge on same side mentioned, same size at top hole. 20191208_193448.jpg

  3. rhaas90

    rhaas90 New Member

    Dec 7, 2019
    La Grange, TX USA
    I will take a look tomorrow and let you know. Thanks for the offer!

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  4. sucker76

    sucker76 Don't let the username fool you

    Nov 15, 2015
    Lake Jackson
    I don't hunt with reduced recoil load but I bought a box of 30-06 to try for my daughter and didn't notice any real recoil difference. I suggest just getting a good hunting load that shoots well in the gun.
  5. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    Great point.

    What does HE want you to do?
    I think my suggestion to get a Limbsaver rubber pad was predicated on not altering HIS rifle.

    Should be job-1 to find out.

    .308s are loud. A brake will worsen that.
    .308s recoil. Damn you, Issac Newton!!!
  6. Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove Active Member TGT Supporter

    Sep 25, 2018
    A lot of people use reduced loads due to they are usually more accurate. Some will argue this and it all depends on firearm. I have a couple different rifles that shoot lesser loads far better. I go for accuracy over anything else.
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  7. MikePotts

    MikePotts Well-Known Lifetime Member

    I use a reduced .30-'06 load - works fine ...bullet placement, bullet placement etc. :)
  8. just country

    just country Member

    Dec 9, 2019
    morning. I have owned 6 788's in 243's. very accurate. stock is ugly,
    triggers not bad. I did shoot 1 in 308. not bad. try the sierra 130gr.
    and barnes 135gr TTSX. both bullets r very accurate. I would
    keep the rifle. justme gbot tum. justme god-bless our troops-
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  9. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2013
    :abduction:Something's happening.
  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    Welcome to the Forum!

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