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lol, now that i got ur attention. no lol. i've been looking at buying a mini 14 for some time now. but a tragic event with my dads uncle ended up dying. i inheirited a 1967 Winchester M-100/ carbine - 308. lol i dunno what to do with it. it looks kinda fun. So for my next project i'm in a debate. i figured hey, u guys are great and actually know what ur talking about. . well. heres my debate. i keep the m-100 stock with open sights, just fun shoot it. this is cool cause it might be fun to play with. semi auto . on the other hand it may make a cool, varmit gun to play around with if i get it a nice scope and do some playing with it. i'm not talking serious varmit. just pigions and such. (don't judge me with a 308 on pigion) lol. i dunno if i don't set it up i can buy a hand gun to play with. lots of ides now. it still might be cool to have a semi automatic 308 that resembles the 10 22. unique? ? any thoughts on gun. ever heard of my new toy. lol its worth about 700 according to gun list 600 at gander mountain .

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if your going to spend the money on a mini 14, which i beleave is crap, buy a AR, they are SOOOO much more fun, accurate, and dependable, and if you buy a stripped lower receiver off gunbroker for 80-120, you can get a complete kit from model1sales.com to finish off your prject with everything you need to complete the gun, and its easy to put together, all you have to do is come to SWFA, and buy optics for it. so basically you can get a AR for around 500, which is damn good. if you end up keeping the 308, the wolf ammo supposedly doesnt jam, but its somewhat dirty firing, and its not accurate at all, but jsut fine for plinking.

 

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yeah. i'm thinking on keeping the 308 and dropping the idea of a mini 14. ilooked at the AR 15, but it was kinda outta my price range at the time. i think now that i got 308 i'll keep it. i dunno to leave it alone or start tinkering with it. if i leave it alone i can buy a hand gun to play with. or start playing with a 10-22. all my ideas. hey by the way what would be the best scope for a 10-22. (LR). ne ideas on the 308, reviews, opinnions. etc appreciate. if i start playing with the 308 i'm thinking on just getting like a 3-9-40 or somthing simple. i don't want a lot of magnification for the auto. thx. BTW whats a 223 shell. does it matter when sighting it in that much?

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First off, hello all!  This is my first post to the forum.  Everyone is both informative and entertaining.

 

I am no expert, but my first gun and my favorite quite possibly for sentimental reasons is still the winchester model 88 carbine lever action that my father gave me.

 

The model 100 is the semiauto version of the 88.

 

As far as the history, from what I know:  262,000 Winchester Model 100 rifles were made between 1961 and 1973,  Model 100 carbines were produced from 1967 to1973.

 

I have heard rumors of a recall on the model 100's quite a while back.  Here's an article I pulled from the internet: http://www.tsra.com/Winchest.htm#Model88

 

THE MODEL 100

Check (1-800-852-5734) your Model 100 Rifle to see if it has the new firing pin.  The original firing pin was subject to recall.  You will need the serial number when calling.

The 100 was introduced five years after the 88 - coming out in 1960. It was first brought out in the .308 Winchester caliber (7.62 NATO) and other calibers soon followed. Taking the lead from its predecessor Model 88, the 100 has a detachable box magazine, a rotating bolt with three large locking lugs, enclosed receiver and ejects spent brass to the right. The gas system of the Model 100 resembles that of the U.S. M-14 service rifle that allows a gradual build-up and expansion of gas against the piston. This translates into a smoother operation of the operating parts than we find in gas operated guns like the U.S. M-1 rifles or carbine. This type of gas system is also effective because no adjustment of the system is required when changing from one commercial loading to another or utilizing hand loads of adequate power.

Calibers

  • .308 Winchester

  • .243 Winchester

  • .284 Winchester

  • When production of the 100 ended in 1975, a total of 263,170 had been made. Like the Model 88, there are "pre '64" and "post '64" models with both rifles and carbines in both periods. An "A" prefix before the serial number began in February of 1970.

     

    That's my two cents on the history.  I think they're neat.  Of course I'm partial to the lever action in this case.  It's a rare day at the range where I don't have at least one person come up to me and want to chat about and look at the good 'ol model 88. 

     

    I can't help you much on the scope, I myself and trying to decide what to go to on my 88.  I'll post a separate topic about this so as to not distract from your questions.

     

     

     

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    Thanks for all the info. i've been searching for day s and was unable to find somthing. now this rifle is kinda dirty and jams a bit. i figure if i clean it good and buy new ammo i'll be fine (hopes). I'm now leaning towards SWIFT scopes. everything i hear is good about them and their fairly underpriced from what i've seen. i'm gonna need somthing that can handle an extremly large amount of recoil. this gun is a post driver due to its light weight, no recoil reducers, large chambering. from what i hear swift is  a fair company. ( not shooting serious targets or matches obviously, Just farm, pigion, whatever else i see shooting) any info on these scopes would be greatly appreciated.
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    I have a model 100 and hunted with it for a few years. Shot two bucks with it.

    Nice lightweight deer rifle, and it cycled reliably. 

    A varmit rifle or plinker it is not.

    If your interested in selling it let me know.  If you want an idea on it's worth, do a search for "Winchester Model 100" at GunsAmerica.com or Gunbroker.com.  $700 is very excessive.

    Accuracy with the Mdl 100 is adequate but not impressive. It is not a rifle I would start rattling surplus SA .308 ammo through.  No worries because it is light enough to give even the .308 some kick. The rifle won't make much of a Sunday plinker.  Believe me, a few four-round mags and you will have had your fill. As far as using a 30cal deer rifle for tree varmints; remember what goes up must come down!

     

    The 10/22 can be had for under $200 and you can shoot all day and not go broke.  From what I read in your post, I think a 10/22 would best satisfy your immediate needs and trigger finger.  Their is a ton of aftermarket accessaries for the 10/22. I'll share a pic of 10/22 I tricked out.

     

     

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    Boomholzer,

     

    You can host your pictures on OpticsTalk's photo server for free just like hunt101 only better.

     

    http://www.opticstalk.com/photoserver/

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    yea, it i'm a big enough guy if your doubting whether i can handle the recoil. other than that according to me a gun doesn't have to be extremly accurate to be a plinker. i'm still wondering on a scope. I'm wanting somthing that is is like 6-18 or 4-14 or s omthing close. with adjustible object, for under 175
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