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Rejection problem on Rem 788

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pdh, Jan 19, 2004.

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  1. pdh

    pdh Member

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    Any 788 owners out there??? I have a Rem 788 in 22-250 that is a tackdriver.I want to try to do some coyote hunting with it.I have a 6-24x Tasco target scope on it and what my problem is....is the angle of the rejection sends the case out where it hits the scope turrent and it sends the case right back in the rejection port!Using high mount weaver rings.
    May have to live with it and have a semi-single shot.
    Has anyone ever have a situation as this in this model of rifle or any other?
     
  2. Badger Arms

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    First, it's an EJECTION port, not a rejection port. Your problem can be solved in several ways, all of which are compromises. You can shift the scope forward or backwards in its rings so that the turret is in a different location. You can get a higher mounting system so your scope sits higher. You can also turn your scope 90 degrees to the left so that your windage becomes elevation and your elevation becomes windage, get it? That's cumbursome, but once you get it sighted in you won't notice. Finally, you can tune the ejector so that it ejects at a different angle. Of all the options, I'd consider raising the scope first as this is probably the most workable option.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    This is a common problem with the 788.
    I would roll the scope 90 degrees left, swapping the function of elevation and windage knobs as Badger says. Moving the scope forward or back will screw up your eye relief, putting on still higher mounts will screw up your cheekweld. I don't know how to tune the ejector.
     
  4. pdh

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    After my post,I did what Badger Arms said and it ejects (thanks Badger :D )
    fine.Eye relief is even alittle better.

    Yes Jim....I had alittle bit trouble with the ejection before with other scopes.

    Thanks
    Paul
     
  5. pdh

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    I moved the scope back :rolleyes: Long,bad day.
     
  6. Mal H

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    Had the same problem with my 788 22-250. I rotated my scope 90 deg as one of BA's suggestions noted. No more ejection problems after that. Obviously, you can't do that unless the scope reticle is symmetrical in both windage and elevation.
     
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