I was reading on the post about truck guns and murphy recomended a 788 remington. I have a 788 remington in 243 win. that I loaned to a boy several years ago to deer hunt with. He shot the gun with snow in the barrell and swelled the barrell. I had a gunsmith to cut the barrell off and install a muzzle brake to get the barrell long enough to be legal. Barrell was 17.5 inches without brake. I have never been satisfied with the gun snice I got it back. If this was your gun what would you do with it? Also this gun was a tack driver at one time. What are my options with this gun without spending a fortune on it.