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    Replacement stock for a remington 788 6mm

    Recently I was given my grandfathers Remington 788. I shot it yesterday and it still shoots great. 15 rounds at 100 yds all in the same 1x1 square!!!!!!

    I hate to risk screwing up a good thing, but the stock on this gun is in pretty bad shape. No cracks, but ugly otherwise. Any recommendations on a replacement stock? I've never been into gun smithing so I'm definitely new when it comes to anything beyond changing a scope out and taking my guns apart to clean them so I'm not even really sure what is good or what isn't. Don't want to spend a lot of money but I'm not sure what a decent stock will cost.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Not alot available for the 788. I did find these places that have them but you might look into getting your stock refinished or just leave it as it is. The deer you shoot will never know what the stock on the gun you killed him with looked like! HAHA

    http://www.usariflestocks.com/Reming...ck-Tundra.html

    http://www.gun-parts.com/remingtonstocks/

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufact...tm?results=All
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    Check out boyds, here is the link. http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/produc...18550&cat=1220

    They start at $99, you might also consider re-finishing the stock you have?
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    I would look into refinishing it either yourself or professionally. Since there is no cracks, when re-done it will look like a whole new stock and depending on the color, the grain of the wood might possibly "pop"!

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    I have refinished a ton of stocks, not really to hard to do. PM me if you want details.
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    I did think of refinishing this stock and I still may. My wife was planning to use this gun and I thought I would try to get her something that she liked with a recoil pad on it vs the metal plate on the stock now.

    I did see Boy'ds had a decent selection among others but are these going to need a lot of fitting once purchased or should they require minor modifications if any?

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    McMillan makes several for the 788.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Work2hunt View Post
    I did think of refinishing this stock and I still may. My wife was planning to use this gun and I thought I would try to get her something that she liked with a recoil pad on it vs the metal plate on the stock now.

    I did see Boy'ds had a decent selection among others but are these going to need a lot of fitting once purchased or should they require minor modifications if any?
    The inletting will need to be opened up a little. If you do buy a replacement, you will want to glass bed it. If you have a Dremel tool it will make the inletting job a lot easier. Lots of glass bedding inletting kits out there, just make sure you read the directions carefully, especially the part about the release agent.

    If you decide to refinish, this would be the time to install a recoil pad too.
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