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Re: New Journey

Post by Stix » 24 Jul 2019, 6:16 pm

RoginaJack wrote:Well, well, small would, Eh? I've just pick up a 788 in .222, rear sight missing, due to scope mounting, stock is light colored and doesn't have that camel hump style cheek rest.

Do you know its history...?
I dont recall ever seeing one without the cheek bit raised on the stock...maybe its been removed...

Mind if ask what it set you back RJ...?
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Re: New Journey

Post by duncan61 » 24 Jul 2019, 7:25 pm

:drinks: 6mm Rem has a fair bit more legs than .243.An F-class shooter I knew ran a 6mm Rem and could do 900 yards easy.I do not know anyone who has tuned up .243 for F-class but that does not mean it has not been done
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 24 Jul 2019, 7:46 pm

Thanks fella's . Think i'll start with 90's & 100's, Gunnie . The .222 likes likes any shape/ design 50's, if only they had a vmax in a 90gr !
Wouldn't mind a few sierra gamechangers to try !
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Re: New Journey

Post by gunnnie » 24 Jul 2019, 8:16 pm

Try the 90's in preference mainly due to twist rate. Do you know what the twist rate is on your 6mm?
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 24 Jul 2019, 9:27 pm

gunnnie wrote:Try the 90's in preference mainly due to twist rate. Do you know what the twist rate is on your 6mm?


Remington change there twist rate along with the cartridge name, at the same time to 1 in 9.
The .244 had the slower twist barrel.
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Re: New Journey

Post by duncan61 » 24 Jul 2019, 10:25 pm

Sierra MatchKing Bullets 243 Caliber, 6mm (243 Diameter) 107 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail on a slow powder and you will be head shooting rabbits at a kilometre
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Re: New Journey

Post by RoginaJack » 25 Jul 2019, 10:51 am

Stix wrote:
RoginaJack wrote:Well, well, small would, Eh? I've just pick up a 788 in .222, rear sight missing, due to scope mounting, stock is light colored and doesn't have that camel hump style cheek rest.

Do you know its history...?
I dont recall ever seeing one without the cheek bit raised on the stock...maybe its been removed...

Mind if ask what it set you back RJ...?



Better still Stix, Here's a photo for the 788
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Don't know a great deal about it except 1 owner, fired about a thousand (?) rounds, barrel and bolt bright and
shinny etc. Stock very good only a few marks and barrel has a small blemish on it; looks like something spilled and removed blueing, it's just spotty.

PS. Stix the lack of "raised check piece" might be standard stock for the 222 and "raised" come in on 243 etc ??
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 25 Jul 2019, 6:49 pm

No . My .222 has the same stock as the 6mm. There is a aftermarket stock available without the raised cheek piece ! Numrich in the USA sell them.
They use to export, but not since the current ITAR laws...Yours dosen't seem to have the bridge mount either, like most 788's
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Re: New Journey

Post by RoginaJack » 25 Jul 2019, 8:29 pm

Not sure about that Mark, I've seen a few 222 on UsedGuns that have the same stock as mine...
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 25 Jul 2019, 8:59 pm

So seems they did a short run of the straight comb stocks.Not sure on the year, but interesting to know its vintage ?
Caliber/Gauge: .222 Rem. – 1967 – 1980, 1982
.223 Rem. – 1975
.22-250 Rem. – 1967
.243 Win. 1968; w/ 18 ½" barrel 1980
6mm. Rem. – 1969 – 1980
6mm. Rem. Left Hand – 1969 – 1980
7mm-08 Rem. – 1980 w/ 18 ½" barrel
.308 Win. – 1969
.308 Win. Left Hand – 1969 – 1980; w/ 18 ½" barrel 1980
.30-30 Win. – 1967 – 1970
.44 Rem. Mag. – 1967 – 1970


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1967 – 010001 to 068460
1968 – 6200000 to 6899999
1974 – A6000000 to A6199999
1978 – B6000000 to B6199999
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Re: New Journey

Post by RoginaJack » 25 Jul 2019, 9:06 pm

Here's a couple of shots of the action re bridge mount. I feel that the stock is an original Remington -

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thanks Mark, going by your research, it was made mid (?) 1978
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 26 Jul 2019, 10:32 am

RJ I don't mind the plain stocks as long as they shoot, its fine !
My .222 was made in 1974 & the 6 mm was 1967
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Re: New Journey

Post by RoginaJack » 26 Jul 2019, 3:19 pm

Mark wrote:RJ I don't mind the plain stocks as long as they shoot, its fine !
My .222 was made in 1974 & the 6 mm was 1967


Being left handed the plain stock is great and just waiting on a scope to try the 788 out....

i wonder why the change in stock design as mine was 1978 manufacture.
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Re: New Journey

Post by Tank » 27 Jul 2019, 12:18 pm

Inability to stabilise heavier projectiles with its slower twist rate is what killed 6mm Rem. Not that there’s enough room in the mag or throat to deal with extra long pills.
788 is not to be sneezed at....they’re just plain.
Good luck with it.
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 11 Aug 2019, 7:57 am

Not the greatest results, but somewhere to start.
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Re: New Journey

Post by Mark » 11 Aug 2019, 8:00 am

Tank wrote:Inability to stabilise heavier projectiles with its slower twist rate is what killed 6mm Rem. Not that there’s enough room in the mag or throat to deal with extra long pills.
788 is not to be sneezed at....they’re just plain.
Good luck with it.


Any Remington rifle stamped 6mm Remington has a 1 in 9 twist
It was the .244 Remington with the slower twist.
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