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Category: Scopes
Forum Name: Rifle Scopes
Forum Description: Centerfire long gun scopes
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Printed Date: December/16/2018 at 09:25


Topic: Got a new scope
Posted By: fmullegun
Subject: Got a new scope
Date Posted: February/09/2008 at 23:50
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.
 
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Posted By: nitis
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 00:12
looks like a 788 if I am not mistaken quite a little treasure


Posted By: fmullegun
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 00:16
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.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 08:51
is it for sale??

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 09:40
what caliber?

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take em!


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:33
im going to guess .308

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:37
well then......... I'll say .243  Big%20Smile

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take em!


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:42
its hard to say without seeing the whole rifle, it could be carbine 7-08 too

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: fmullegun
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 13:59
its a non-carbine .243, the 18 inchers were the last of them made in the 80's


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:01
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!

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: fmullegun
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:09
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.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:13
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

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: fmullegun
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:21
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.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 14:31
yeah try to buy one for a 44mag or 30-30 or a 22-250! $15 turned to $150 or more

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Treestand56
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 20:50
He never did say if he would sell it to you


Posted By: Heitmann13
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:07

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.



Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:14
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.

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:22
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.


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Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:24
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

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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: fmullegun
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:52
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


Posted By: fmullegun
Date Posted: February/10/2008 at 21:53
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.



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