WTB Remington 788 in 30-30

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by JohnnyLoco, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. JohnnyLoco

    JohnnyLoco Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to buy a Remington 788 in 30-30. I'd like one in great to new shape.

    Thanks
     
  2. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    I had a 788 in a .308 caliber back in the 80`s...I sold it when I went into the military.....I sure wish I had kept it. It was quite a shooter.

    A bolt action 30-30 would be cool, you could load any 30 cal bullet!!!
     

  3. JohnnyLoco

    JohnnyLoco Well-Known Member

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    I know where a primo 308 788 is for less than $500 but I want the 30-30
     
  4. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    Ya you can get a .308 bolt gun anywhere...but I think a 30-30 bolt is rather rare..
    What other 30-30 bolt is there besides the 788 ???
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
  5. Spoon

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    OLDBRASS - Savage seems to be the only "popular" maker. Nothing on GB but the Savages. There are currently 12 for sale on GunsAmerica.com http://www.gunsamerica.com/Search.aspx?T=30-30%20bolt-action%20rifle

    Prices are $260-$500 The $260 one has a nice straight-grained stock of what appears to be walnut. The $500 item has a Williams Peep, nice wood with grip channels cut on the fore end and a barrel band similar to a 10/22. Plenty for you to look at as possibilities.

    Good luck finding a 788!
     
  6. oldbrass

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    good link spoon, I`ve never heard of a savage 340..Bein savage are so easy to re-barrel I bet you could get a 30-30 barrel for a short action
     
  7. Irish

    Irish Active Member

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    I have a Rem 788 in .243 in perfect condition, NFS but its a beauty shooter
     
  8. Irish

    Irish Active Member

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    Got a .47" group outta her

    With factory ammo
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Moved to the correct subforum...WANTED
     
  10. SpeedRock

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    Own 788 is a .222 First Really accurate rifle ever had !

    Still enjoy shooting it simply off the bench today...
     
  11. hombre243

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    My first centerfire rifle was a Mod. 788 .222. I got a divorce and sold the rifle.