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Thanks to a tip from another forum member I picked up one of the rarest 788’s, the 30/30 version. I cleaned it up and refinished the stock. I used 9 coats of Tru-oil sanded between each coat. I rubbed the last coat out with pumice and gave it a nice satin tone. The last step was Johnson paste wax, 3 coats and a good buffing. I added a new Vortex 3-9x and nice recoil pad (not for recoil, just cause I like the way they look). After my range dries out I will see how it shoots.
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Would expect it to shoot very well. I've always thought that one of the main reason for the 788's discontinuance was that they tended to make the much more expensive 700's look inaccurate by comparison.
 

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Super nice, If you get tired, you know where to turn it into green. I have a 243, 788 that is lonely.
 
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My Dad had one in 308. My son was shooting it and hunting with it at 14. It shot groups almost small as my 700 ADL. I have always regretted not buying it when he sold it.
 

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Great job on all the stocks that you have refinished. If you ever want to sell; it would make a nice big brother to my 788 in 243. Everything folks say about the 788s accuracy is true.
 
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