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Old 03-08-2010, 12:58 PM
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I have one in .308 and it likes the Remington Core-Lokt bullets the best, in 150 grain.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:34 AM
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I have a old 788 in 6mm Rem. Its accuracy was so-so after doing a lot of work and trying a lot of different hand-loads. I had the barrel re-crowed(target crowed how ever you say it) and it made a good bit of difference and didn't cost an arm and leg.

Also if you stock is in so-so shape like mine is boyd brothers are offering new laminate stocks for them around $100. Seemed like a very good deal.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:08 PM
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I have one in .308 pretty accurate gun, with that said the fault of this rifle and others like it is a thin barrell which will heat up on you quick. Mine has a good stock for a gun I got used in 1986. The stocks are soft and get bent places on the wood easily. I put a timney trigger on mine helped a bunch the trigger had terrible creep. After that the factory stock was tight on trigger assembly (soft wood = easy custom fit with sand paper and restain.
I would check if your bullets walk as barrell heats up if it does may be hitting stock also how does your rifling look do a good cleaning for lead and copper fouling. I used windex then cleaned as normal. Hope this helps
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:28 PM
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My rem 700 vls 243 loves the 100gr remington core lokt, iv tryed alot and these where the ones with the tighter groups
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:33 AM
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and I have 3 all in 22/250. and they will go only when I do.
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