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Winchester m 100

Post by allseason on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:50 pm

Is ok too shoot all the modern ammo in one of these it is a 308. Got it in a trade last year.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by 22lrfan on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:00 pm

Modern ammo is safe in them. The issue is that in the '90-'91 time frame there was a recall on them due to a problem with the firing pin breaking. Google "Winchester 100 recall" and you will find a lot of info. Let's see some pictures!!!

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by allseason on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:32 pm

Ok get pics later it in back of safe. Already had recall done so good to go. Might hunt with it a couple times . Not my main deer rifle.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by vblackwell on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:23 am

Im wondering how you would know if the recall had been done? Ive got one that my dad had for years but Im not sure if its been done. If I had to bet, it probabaly hasn't!

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by 22lrfan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:17 am

You can call Winchester and give them the serial no. You can also look at the shape of the firing pin. There is a lot of info out there if you google it.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by allseason on Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:21 am

Guy I traded with said he had it done

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by vblackwell on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:13 pm

22lrfan wrote:You can call Winchester and give them the serial no. You can also look at the shape of the firing pin. There is a lot of info out there if you google it.
Thanks 22lrfan. Guess I'll look it up and see what the deal is. I bet that rifle hasn't been shot in 10 or 12 yrs. Just sits in the safe and looks at me every time I open it up.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by 22lrfan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:10 pm

I knew I had seen this before and I finally found it. Pull the action out of the stock. Pull the bolt to the rear and try to rotate the firing pin. If it rotates it doesn't have the new type firing pin. See the last sentence in this link.
http://www.wisnersinc.com/additional_info/winchesterl_88_100.htm

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by vblackwell on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:43 pm

Thanks again. Thats good information to know. Im guessing that there was no time limitation on this recall? I'll try to look at the firing pin the next time I have a chance and see if it has been done. Im still betting it hasn't. Dad was not much into gun maintenacne or cleaning for that matter. If it bang, it was working fine! lol

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by n10sivern on Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:11 pm

i love the model 100's. they are a PITA to take completely apart to replace an ejector. parts are a pain to come by as well. the longer barrels aren't bad as far as accuracy. my dad has a 243 carbine which doesn't group well no matter what.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by ssanders224 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:01 pm

I'm a big m100 fan.

I had a .243 rifle that was always great. I sold it one year because I THOUGHT it stopped grouping well, but as I was taking the scope off post sale, I found a loose scope base screw.

My dad has a .308 carbine, and it's probably the most accurate semi auto rifle I've shot. It always amazes us when we shoot it at paper.

My great uncle still deer hunts with a m100 in .284 he bought new.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by n10sivern on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:08 pm

I have been looking for a 284 m100 for a reasonable price for a while. Wish I could find one.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by 22lrfan on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:10 pm

There's several on gunsinternational in .284. I've had several in .308. Always wanted one in .358.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Winchester-Model-100-Rifles.cfm?cat_id=554

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by n10sivern on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:21 pm

22lrfan wrote:There's several on gunsinternational in .284. I've had several in .308. Always wanted one in .358.
http://www.gunsinternational.com/Winchester-Model-100-Rifles.cfm?cat_id=554

yeah but they all want $900 or more for the .284's

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by 22lrfan on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 pm

Unfortunately that's about what .284's run now days.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by wingmaster on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Love the model 100 I have pre-64 .308. Sweet shooter,low recoil gas operation and full stock is just awesome. One day I will find a model 88 in .308 or .243 that is as nice.

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Re: Winchester m 100

Post by wingmaster on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:35 pm

As a follow up to the accuracy question. You might play with that forearm screw. You can adjust the torque on that bad boy and it has an effect on how the gun shoots. The model 88 is the same way.

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