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winchester Model 100 thoughts

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by djgaloot, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. djgaloot

    djgaloot Oregon City Member

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    This last weekend I was down in CA with my brother and he had a Winchester Model 100 in .308. I really liked the look and feel of the rifle but unfortunately was not able to shoot it at the time. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with this rifle?
    dave
     
  2. HankDiesel

    HankDiesel Oregon Member

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    I have one Ill sell you :)
     
  3. djgaloot

    djgaloot Oregon City Member

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    I am just exploring now but tell me about it. Be honest. What are the pros and cons? I hear it comes in both a carbine length and standard. How is the general accuracy, reliability, maintainability, Etc.
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    had a 284 cal first year production example of this model a while back. They are a good rifle as far as hunting purposes go but I would have to say if you are wanting a target gun it is not the way to go. Never had an issue as far as reliability just the typical grouping on target associated with a semiauto gun made for hunting.
     
  5. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    I had a carbine in 308. It was previously owned by a gunsmith. I don't know what all he did to it, I know it was fully glass bedded. the gun was a tack driver with the right load. this one preferred imr4350 & hornady 150gr sst bullets. the magazines are expensive. I believe Winchester had a recall on them. you could call them with your serial # & find out if your gun had been repaired or not. I enjoyed the gun & only got rid of it in a trade so the original owners son, could get it back.
     
  6. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    there were some call backs on the 100 model just google it.
     
  7. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    The model 100 recall is on the firing pin. They say some of them have broken and can cause danger/damage. Oly in Salem did one for me at no charge recently. The factory or someone sends the part and some pay for labor.
    I haven't bought one yet that had already been done and I've got a few. I like them and they shoot great. Better than I do least.
     
  8. bearnut

    bearnut Oregon Member

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    A certified gunsmith can give a quick look and tell you if the firing pin has been upgraded...or as they say, you can call Winchester and ask them. The Model 100 rifles are awesome performers, well made, and good looking too :cool:
     
  9. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    Not that it helps any, but pretty much anything winchester is good IMO. I have yet to meet one that I didn't like.
     
  10. hm1ing

    hm1ing 97051 Member

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    :thumbup: i shoot one years ago and really liked it! In fact i was able to fill two tags (one buck, one anterless) with one shot from it. I would love to have one again. good luck :cool:
     
  11. djgaloot

    djgaloot Oregon City Member

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    Thanks for all the comments. I may put one on my wish list for the future. I want a semi-auto .308 but do not want to go the "AR" tactical route so I am thinking of the carbine for denser, woods action.
     
  12. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    damn good reliable guns

    to check for recall, remove magazine, turn rifle upside down, retract bolt. look through opening at underside of the top of reciever. there should be a single punch mark about 1/2" directly rearward of the breech face of the barrel on the underside of the reciever. not all were marked in this fashion but many were.

    the other way to tell is the firing pin, it will require disassembly of the bolt, I have a number of the recalled firing pins ( they make good punches and we had thousands of them)

    I will try to get a picture up of the firing pin today
     
  13. djgaloot

    djgaloot Oregon City Member

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    Thank you. I will send a link to my brother in CA so he can check his gun also.
    dave
     
  14. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    I got rid of mine after I helped my friend a lomg time gusmith take one down and clean it because it was gunked up. It took both of us to get the pins lined up and working again. They are quality built rifles but after seeing how hard the tear down was I sold mine. I like the good old mauser type rifle for maintenance, especially in the hunting camp. I cant imagine tearing that rifle down in hunting camp. Just my opinion.

    James
     
  15. HankDiesel

    HankDiesel Oregon Member

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    The one that I have is carbine length. It was my uncles, he passed away, I havnt shot it...But I called on it and it has not had the firing pin recall done on it yet...