New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Got a new scope
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Got a new scope

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/09/2008 at 23:50
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
I got this as a present from my dad as my first hunting rifle when I was 12.  I killed first deer and many after with it.  I kinda forgot about it once I got a job and bought a Rem700.
 
I got the Leupold cause the knobs are small and its a classic hunting scope.  The previous scope is a made in japan universal.  actually has decent glass, those mounts had to go though.
 
Also I want to add that Ken Farrell claims to make a scope base for this but I bought one and he doesn't even know what size screws to use in them. These are #8 screws his base had #6. 87 bucks for his base,  had to go buy a redfield...........works perfectly.
 
before
after
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 00:12
nitis View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: December/29/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 100
looks like a 788 if I am not mistaken quite a little treasure
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 00:16
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
Oops sorry should mention that since I wanted to get out the info on the Ken Farrell base not being correct.  It is a Remington 788.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 08:51
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
is it for sale??
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 09:40
Tip69 View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
Tip Stick

Joined: September/27/2005
Location: Nebraska
Status: Offline
Points: 3483
what caliber?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:33
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
im going to guess .308
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:37
Tip69 View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
Tip Stick

Joined: September/27/2005
Location: Nebraska
Status: Offline
Points: 3483
well then......... I'll say .243  Big%20Smile
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:42
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
its hard to say without seeing the whole rifle, it could be carbine 7-08 too
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:59
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
its a non-carbine .243, the 18 inchers were the last of them made in the 80's
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:01
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
good guess tip!! i have one in a 22-250 and love it my bro in law and my father in law also have 22-250s in the 788 great shooters, i love your stock!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:09
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
I never knew people liked them very much.  Its so hard to get any parts, and only 2 bases I know of made for them.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:13
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
thats why you buy all the parts you can!! your rifle is worth probably twice as much in pieces as it is whole, the 788 has a cult like following
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:21
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
get this when I was 14 I broke a mag spring then chunked the old mag.  I was mad when the new factory mag cost me 15 bucks.
 
I never knew they would cost this much now.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:31
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
yeah try to buy one for a 44mag or 30-30 or a 22-250! $15 turned to $150 or more
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 20:50
Treestand56 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: August/14/2006
Status: Offline
Points: 18
He never did say if he would sell it to you
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:07
Heitmann13 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: February/20/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 26

Are 788's that old?  I don't understand why they are so $$, there is one in my family, i believe it's a 22-250, very accurate rifle.  I have always thought about redoing the stock, has lots of hunting dings and scratches.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:14
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
cause they will out shoot any m700 out of the box in any caliber chambered for the 788 thats why, they cost less than $100 to buy brand new and now they are worth 6-8 times that, even more under the right circumstances.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:22
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 14324
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

cause they will out shoot any m700 out of the box in any caliber chambered for the 788 thats why...
 
Says who?
 
I've shot dumptruck loads of both rifles, and I haven't found that to be the case overall.
 
Every rifle is unique.  You can never assume that "all" of any rifle will always outshoot "any" other, because these are factory rifles.  Factory rifle accuracy is always somewhat of a crapshoot.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:24
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
i dont know anybody with a 788 thats willing to sell it, why, cause they shoot too damn good to give up! especially in the 22-250
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:52
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
wish I could tell ya how it shoots but I have not shot it in over 6 years and that was with the old 4x scope.  I never missed a deer growing up though.
 
I wish the ejection angle was a little lower though.  I tried low rings and it hit my scope knobs. 
 
Thinking about rotating the scope
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:53
fmullegun View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: February/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 54
Originally posted by fmullegun fmullegun wrote:

wish I could tell ya how it shoots but I have not shot it in over 6 years and that was with the old 4x scope.  I never missed a deer growing up though.
 
I wish the ejection angle was a little lower though.  I tried low rings and it hit my scope knobs. 
 
Thinking about rotating the scope
 
the rings are mediums in the pic, the brass does not hit the knobs with mediums, just to make that clear.
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Got a new scope"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
New member new scope questions P&Y Rifle Scopes 9
New rifle needs a new scope ITyson Rifle Scopes 7
New Gun needs New Scope - Your thoughts?? snuff Varmint Scopes 15
Have New Stock - Now need new scope DCAMM94 Rifle Scopes 25
New Gun- New Scope dgolfers Rifle Scopes 2 4/21/2004 2:11:56 PM
New scope for new rifle NYCPOKERNUTZ Tactical Scopes 3 2/23/2006 2:01:19 PM
New scope for New 22LR jonbravado Rifle Scopes 22 12/21/2006 12:39:14 PM
new scope on new gun pyro6999 Rifle Scopes 29 1/1/2007 7:20:02 PM
Hello...new here.,Need new scope for CZ Alex44 Varmint Scopes 23 8/28/2007 4:13:38 PM
new scope for new gun Bigdaddy0381 Rifle Scopes 48 3/28/2007 7:19:18 AM


This page was generated in 0.359 seconds.