View Full Version : rebarrel Rem model 78???

May 14, 2009, 08:00 PM
would a model 700 barrel fit on a model 78 remington?

May 14, 2009, 09:08 PM
Yes, it's the same action, just not polished and in a stained hardwood stock.

May 15, 2009, 05:19 PM
+1 Scorch, anything that will fit a 700 ADL will fit the 78. It was just a lower cost model due to the plain stock and rougher finish, mine is one of the best shooters in the family.

May 16, 2009, 05:36 PM
Thanks for the info . I will be pulling the barrel and replacing it .

May 16, 2009, 05:45 PM

Please don't be offended you probably already know this but you just can't screw on a model 700 barrel and go shooting.
Any barrel you put on will have to be headspaced to your action....it isn't a just change the barrel kind of thing.
If you already knew that sorry....if you didn't, then I'm glad I spoke up.

May 18, 2009, 09:06 PM
No problem , I knew but it ok to let someone know that needs to be done. Thanks.

May 18, 2009, 09:49 PM
I love the old 78's and think they were an excellent, hard-use rendition of the 700 series rifles. I've had extensive experience with two of them. The first was a Dept-owned 270 which was in effect our special response sniper rifle. I never had to shoot anybody with it but I did shoot it a lot, and it fully lived up to the 8X Leupold Target-Dot scope it wore.

The second 78 is an '06 I traded into 20 years ago and it has been slaying deer ever since. My wife liked it so well that I cut the stock down to fit her, with the added Decelerator magnum pad. It's always had cheap glass on it, but it literally flattened the last deer I shot with it at about 212 yards.

The only common weaakness I have seen in 78's is a tendency for the forend to warp during our spring/fall monsoons, causing the POI to shift a tad. This is easily cured by a good dose of elboow grease and Acra-Glass.