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Old July 16, 2013, 03:37 AM   #26
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Bamaranger, you would be wrong... Mcshooty is correct, there are 3 action lengths... I own one of each, a .44 mag, .223 (short action), and a .243(long action).

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Old July 16, 2013, 07:31 PM   #27
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Thanks 682bear, and, not to belabor the point, but the magazines of the different calibers ARE DIFFERENT SIZES! (243 and 308 are the same) and the stock cutouts and bottom metal are made to fit them.
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Old January 15, 2017, 03:54 PM   #28
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Reminton 788 Action lengths

There are three Remington 788 actions lengths, and posters on this thread saying that it ain't so does not change that. The confusion comes from the way that Remington labelled them:

Short action: 44 Mag
Long Action: 222 Remington, 22-250 Remington, 30/30
Extra Long Action: 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 308 Winchester, left-hand actions

Short, Long, and Extra Long are NOT generic terms; their meaning is only relevant for the particular action that is being discussed, so the fact that some other long action handles 30-06 length cartridges has nothing to do with nothing about 788's.
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Old January 15, 2017, 05:16 PM   #29
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The "extra long" 788 would be a short action Mauser in the same calibers.

Not that they would be identical length, just different makers names for different lengths.
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Old January 16, 2017, 01:05 AM   #30
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I'll take my lickin'. Won't be the first time, I was mistaken, but I'll admit it freely. I am confused. Are we saying (forget the long and short labels) that Remington made the 788 in 3 action sizes, to include not just the magazine, but action screw spacing and bolt lengths?

Finally, as a bit of an aside, I read somewhere that Remington introduced the 788 as a competitor for the Mossberg 800/810 series, and when Mossberg dropped their entry into the centerfire business, Rem nixed the 788 shortly thereafter.
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Old January 16, 2017, 08:17 AM   #31
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Remington made a 788 in 30-30? Wow, here all this time I thought the Savage 170 was the one and only 30-30 bolt gun. Heck, now I'll have to keep my eyes open at the gun shows.
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