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Old May 7, 2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Remington 788 bottom metal replacement

Hi,

First post, first thread.

I was wondering if anyone out there had replaced the magazine-system on an old REM 788.
I am going to order me a thumbhole stock from stockystock and was wondering if anyone knew about any bottom metal / detachable magazine systems that are interchangable. I have a Tikka t3 CDI bottom metal, but it seems the trigger guard is a tight fit in the space behind the actual trigger..
( havent verifies yet as I am struggeling to release a screw

thank you for any help and advice
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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That would be nice but i'm unaware of any that will swap. My .243 and .308 would look great in a thumbhole stock. Which caliber do you have?
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Forgot the caliber, I have a 308,

This is the stock:
http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet...umbhole/Detail
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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I seriously doubt that any company will start manufacturing magazines for a rifle that has been out of production for 20+ years.
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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That Brandy version would match my Savage MKii stock perfectly. Hope somebody else can shed some light on this.
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Old May 7, 2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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Original magazines are sold everywhere on the Internet. I am looking for a bottom metal replacement that will let me use Acuracy International or similar style magazines. (Such as the Rem 700 replacements CDI precision makes.. ) But it seems no one has done this before.

The stock will fit the 788 according to stockystock (allthough at least one place on the internet critisized them for doing a poor inletting job..
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Old May 8, 2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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I've got one of there stocks and I've got no complaints about it. I did get bored with the satin look, so I sat down with a bottle of Scratch X and rubbed until it had a shine I wanted. I would buy another one from them.
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Old May 11, 2013, 04:36 AM   #8
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mxsailor - Did you use the standard bottom metal for it? Are there any pictures anywhere?
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Old May 11, 2013, 05:31 AM   #9
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I got the stock for a Savage MKii and I made the bottom metal out of 6061 T-6 aluminum that I duracoated black. I can't put any pics up since I'm currently deployed.
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Old October 15, 2013, 12:48 PM   #10
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update :)

Done some fixing...

New timney trigger:

And yeah, you Americans should ease up on export regulations.. This was not easy to get and cost more than 200$

And a nice stock from stockystocks:


Thanks all for the help. Still looking for bottom metal and magazine replacement ideas though
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