Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    754
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 146 Times in 128 Posts
    Congratulations
    117
    Congratulated 42 Times in 8 Posts

    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.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    5,738
    Thanks
    1,462
    Thanked 827 Times in 666 Posts
    Congratulations
    239
    Congratulated 44 Times in 18 Posts
    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
    Last edited by Musket Man; 06-08-2014 at 08:03 AM.
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Sasakwa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    854
    Thanks
    136
    Thanked 140 Times in 116 Posts
    Congratulations
    24
    Congratulated 20 Times in 5 Posts
    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?
    "Only two people have died for You and I, The American Soldier died for Our Freedom & Jesus Christ Died for Our Souls!" I thank GOD for them! GOD BLESS AMERICA!



    NRA Life Member

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Carlin, NV
    Posts
    716
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked 106 Times in 101 Posts
    Congratulations
    67
    Congratulated 23 Times in 4 Posts
    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"!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    3,128
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 667 Times in 457 Posts
    Congratulations
    43
    Congratulated 51 Times in 23 Posts
    I have refinished a ton of stocks, not really to hard to do. PM me if you want details.
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    754
    Thanks
    65
    Thanked 146 Times in 128 Posts
    Congratulations
    117
    Congratulated 42 Times in 8 Posts
    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?

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, TX
    Posts
    2,072
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked 321 Times in 241 Posts
    Congratulations
    96
    Congratulated 73 Times in 9 Posts
    McMillan makes several for the 788.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    3,128
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 667 Times in 457 Posts
    Congratulations
    43
    Congratulated 51 Times in 23 Posts
    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.
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •