View Full Version : Custom .358

02-15-2012, 1:44 PM
This Remington 788 was originally a 6mm purchased in 1969, and then converted to a .358 Winchester. According to its original owner, it fired less than 140 rounds since 1976 (presumably when it was converted) .

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Sorry for the lousy pics. Haven't quite got the hang of it.

The stock is "A" Fancy American Walnut (Marksman model w/left-hand cheek rest) and the scope is a Tasco 30mm Euro-class 1.5-6x42 w/30mm rings.

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I paid $650: This included the gun, soft case, BOR-Stor bag, sling and 35 rounds of ammo. I'll be taking it out for the first time on Feb. 25; wish it could be sooner but life keeps getting in the way.

gun toting monkeyboy
02-15-2012, 2:10 PM
Nice gun. I always wanted a .358, but had to settle for a .35 Whelen instead. Great looking stock.

02-15-2012, 2:15 PM
ooohh that makes my shoulder sore just looking at it - time for a brake and a limb saver pad.

02-15-2012, 2:32 PM
I wouldn't exactly call a .35 Whelen "settling," gun_totin_monkeyboy. And your ammo is a lot more easily accessible.

gun toting monkeyboy
02-15-2012, 2:45 PM
Yes, but the .358 is just cooler. And it is short action. I reload everything, so ammo wouldn't make that much of a difference. It would just mean running .308 brass through the die instead of .30-06. And that is still an awesome looking rifle. And left-handed to boot.


02-18-2012, 6:34 PM
Took the .358 out on the range for the first time this morning. Incredible action, and I was amazed at how little recoil it gave. Thought I was going to spend most of the time sighting the scope but dang if we weren't on the same page right out of the gate. I've never been hunting. I think, at 52, I want to start.