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The new rifle shoots!

Got the stock stripped down and put a spray finish on it. Got the new rear action bolt and put it in, eight bucks! Then loaded up some ammo with IMR 4895 and 165 gr Hornady Interlocks. Was thinking I want to float the barrel and bed the action, think now I'll leave it alone. Took off the Weaver K4 and put on an old Redfield 1-4x, Denver scope.

The target didn't rotate right so the bottom of the target is on the left. Used four shots getting in on at 100yds. Then moved the reticule to the bottom of the target so I could crwal up the target with the group's. Got to the second group and forgot to raise the reticule. After that raised it every time. I don't put powder charge's on the internet as a rule, but this time I scratched them out and forgot the data down beloe. Be aware that this sequence does go max listed chg in the Hornady manual.

I'll be, the target photo rotated this time. The bottom is the bottom.

 

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Looks pretty good, did you

Looks pretty good, did you chrono the loads to see what kind of velocity you are getting with the 18" bbl?

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Haven't crorn'ed them yet.

Haven't crorn'ed them yet. Day after shooting these the temp took a dip. Really cold now, 15* this morning. Do have a few more of the best one's loaded to see how it will hold a five shot group. Will croro them. I'm guessing around 2500 fps.

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Looks Good!

Looks like a shooter to me!  Thumbs up The stock looks really good as well. I've refinished a couple of birch stocks over the years and all have looked 100% better than they did with whatever muddy stain they'd been done with prior.

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My first 788 was a long time

My first 788 was a long time ago, I was still in the service and got out in 1973. I took the stock to work with me and stripped it down. In those days it was broken piece of glass as a scraper and sand paper. When I got that brown stuff off I was shocked to see that light wood. Actually they are pretty nice stock's, not maqny if any pore's to fill. That first one didn't have sling swevels on it so I added them and the pistol grip didn't get made with much thought so I reshaped it. Really loved that rifle!

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