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Remington 788

Remington 788

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MODEL
788
THEREMINGTONMODEL788isahighpowerriflewithanextremelystrongact-ion.Thefulllengthstockhasaformfittingpistolgrip.Thereceiverisfittedwithremov-ableplugscrewsforreceiversightsandtele-scopemounts.Theboltcanberemovedeasilyfortake-down.TOPUTBOLTINRIFLE-Yourmodel788isshippedfromthefactorywithboltremov-edfromrifle.Placeboltintoreceiverwithbolthandlein2a'clockposition.Pushboltforwardintorifle.TOCOCKBOLT-Boltmustremaincock-edtoputintorifle.Ifbolt"uncocks"firingpinheadwillsnapforwardintocockin~caminrearofbolt.Tocockbolt,holdfiringpinhead(Fig.2)firmlytopreventmove-ment.Usevisejawsifavailable.Raisebolthandle.Boltwillcamcockingsurface(beneathhandle)againstfiringpinhead.Continuerais-inghandleuntilcockingdetentonrearofboltengagesfiringpinhead.Boltisthencockedandreadyforre-entrytorifle.TOREMOVEBOLT-Raisebolthandletounlockboltandpullboltrearwardtoboltstop.Rotateandholdsafetyforwardandwithdrawboltfromrifle.SAFETY(Fig.1)-Closeboltandpushsafetytorearstopposition,marked"S"onre-ceiver.Triggercannotbepulledtofirerifle.
FIRE-Pushsafetytofrontstoppositionmar-ked"F"onreceiver.Triggercanbepulledtofirerifle.
TOSINGLELOAD
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PlacesafetyOnSafe.Raisebolthandletounlockbolt.Pullbolthandlebacktoopenaction.Loadcartridgedirectlyintochamber.Closeboltandlowerbolthandletolockactionclosed.Rifleisnowreadytofire.TOUNLOADCHAMBER-Placesafety
On
Safe.
Pullboltrearwardcarefullyuntilbullettipclearschamber.Liftcartridgefromrifle.
BOLTACTIONHIGHPOWERRIFLE
TOMAGAZINELOAD
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Graspfrontandrearofmagazinebetweenthumbandfore-finger.Pressmagazinereleaseandpullmagazinefromrifle.Loadcartridgesintomagazine.Magazinecapacityforallcalibersotherthan223Rem.isthree(3)cartridges.Whenfullyloaded,223Rem.magazinewillholdfour(4)cart-ridges.Toreplacemagazine,pressmagazineevenlyintorifleuntilitclicksintoposition.TOUNLOADMAGAZINE
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PlacesafetYOnSafe.Liftbolthandle,pullboltrearwardandremovecartridgefromchamber.Leaveboltinopen(rear)positionandremovemagazinefromrifle.Carefullyslidecartridgesforwardandoutofmagazine.SIGHTADJUSTMENT-FactorysightsonRemingtonhighpowerriflesaretargetedat100yardsandcarefullyadjustedatfactoryforaverageshooters.Ifyourrifledoesnotappeartoshootaccuratelyitdoesnotnec-essarilymeanthatsightsareimproperlyaligned.Individualdifferencesineyesightormethodofshootingmayrequiresightrealignment.Beforeattemptingtore-alignsightsitshouldberealizedthatthegreaterthegroupsizethemoredifficultitbecomestodeterminewhererifleisshooting(centerofimpact).Acon-sistentmethodofholdingrifle,aimingandsqueezingtriggerwillaidinobtainingasmallgroupsize.Differentsightsettingsarerequiredforeachcartridgetype,bullettypeandweight,barrellength,eachrangeandwindconditionand,mostlikely,eachindividualshooter.Totestrifleforaccuracyplacelargetargetinsafeareaatdesiredrange.(Beforetestingatalongerrangeitisadvisabletofireafewroundsat50yards.Atthisrange,bulletswillgenerallyhitsomewhereontarget).Shootfromaprone
 
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FIRINGPINHEAD
Fig.2orsittingpositiongivingbodyandelbowssolidsupport.Firefourorfiveshotspergroup,usingammunitionwithwhichyouplantohunt.Shootcarefullyanddeliberately.Ifgroupsareatdesiredpoint,sightsarecorrectlyadjusted,ifnot,youshouldadjustsights.Ifshotsaretoohigh,loosenelevationscrewandlowerrearsight.Ifshotsaretoolow,rearsightshouldberaised.Ifrifleshootsleft,rearsight(Fig.3)shouldbemovedright.Shouldrifleshoottoright,moverearsighttoleft.(Turnwindagescrewtoloosensightleaf).Alwaysmoverearsightindirectionyouwantrifletoshoot.Informationabouttrajectoryorball-isticsofyourfavoriteloadmaybefoundintheRemingtonFirearmsandAmmunitionCatalog.AfreecopymaybeobtainedfromRemingtondealersorbywritingtoRemingtonArmsCo.,Inc.,939BarnumAve.,Bridgeport,Conn.06600.Fig.3CLEANINGANDCARE-Caution:Beforecleaningmakesureriflecontainsnoliveammu-nition.Tomakecleaningofbarrelandbolteasier,boltshouldberemovedfromrifle.Tocleanbarreluselightlyoiled,softclothandcleanfrombreechtomuzzle.Scrubbarrelboreandcartridgechamberwithagoodboresol.vent,ifnecessary.Wipedryandre.oilboreandchamberverylightly.Brushfaceofbolttore-moveshootingresidue.Wipedryandre-oilverylightly.Additionalcareandcleaningofboltpartscanbedone,ifnecessary.ACTIONCAREANDDISASSEMBLYRemovestockandboltifnecessarytocleanactionorreplaceparts.Unscrewandremovefrontandrearguardscrews.Triggerguardmaythenberemovedbypivotingdownwarduntilitpullsfreeoffloorplate.Liftstockawayfromactionandbarrel.Cleanboltandactioninsolventandwipeclean.Reverseproceduretoreassemble.TODISASSEMBLEBOLTPARTS
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Boltassemblymaybecleanedandoiledasaunit.Shoulddisassemblyberequired,proceedasfollows:Withboltcocked(handledown),insertpin(closefittingthroughholesinbothsidesofboltplug(Fig.2).Lifthandleandre-moveboltfromrifle.Unscrewandremoveboltplug-firingpinassembly.Toreassemble,screwassemblyintoboltuntilfiringpinheadcontactsrearofbolt.Backoff(counter-clock-wise)untilfiringpinheadsnapsintodetentonrearedgeofbolt.Replaceboltintorifle.Withhandledown,removepinfromboltplug.LUBRICATION-YourRemingtonModel788willremaincleanlongeriflittleornooilisusedonpartsofaction.Lubricatecamsurfacesonbolttopreventwear.Washactionandboltpartswithagoodgradeofpetroleumsolvent,dryandre-oilverylightly.Afterhandling,wipebarrel,receiverandallsteelpartstopre-ventrusting.Invisible"prints"ofmoisturecancauserustunlessremoved.Afterusinginwetweatherdryandwipesteelpartswithoiltopreventrusting.Abruptchangesintemper-aturecancausecondensationandwetness.Therefore,specialcareisneededtointeriorsteelpartstopreventrust.Whenshootinginfreezingweather,removeexcessoilforbestresults.Usedrygraphiteifnecessarytolub-ricatemetalparts.MAINTENANCE
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Rifleshouldbecheckedperiodicallybyacompetentgunsmithtoensureproperinspectionandanynecessaryreplace-mentofwornordamagedparts.IMPORTANT
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Remingtonfirearmsarede-signed,manufactUredandprooftestedtostand-ardsbasedonfactoryloadedammunition.Improperlyloadedhandloadscanbedangerous.RemingtonArmsCompany,Inc.cannotassumeresponsibilityfordamagesorinjurycausedbyhandloadsorreloadedammunition.ThisgunhasbeenmanufacturedtoRemingtonspecificationsandshippedfromthefactorysuitableforuse.Remingtondoesnotrecom.mendandisnotresponsibleforanyalter-ationormodificationtothegunnotmadebyRemingtonfactorypersonnel,northere-placementofwornordamagedpartswiththosenotofRemingtonmanufacture.

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