Winchester 100 in .308

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by Tyrsgodi, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Tyrsgodi

    Tyrsgodi Active Member

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    I just saw one of these for the first time on an auction site, and got very curious. I have not seen many .308 semi, with old fashioned wood and blue steel. I see it was not made very long, so maybe they were a Winchester Edsel.
    But, I have a few cases of .308/ 7.62 in inventory, and no unloader. What should I know? Is there a newer version?
     
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  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The 100's have haters and lovers, very few in between.

    Like the Remingtion 740s, 742s and 7400, the 100 was an affordable rifle for the folks that hunt and shoot no more than a box or two of ammo per year. A few rounds to zero, verify zero, then a round or two during hunting season and back in the gun cabinet, safe, etc.
     
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  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I like the looks of model 100's. They were somewhat popular in the area where I grew up. When I was gunsmithing I worked on several. I agree with Gateragn about them being for hunters and not for shooters.
    Buy a model 88 instead, they look very similar.
     
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  4. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Winchester model 100 has a lot of small parts. It was surely designed by a person from the Pederson school of gun design-why use one part when three will work just as well.

    i had an unfired in box model 100 in .308. Also had an unfired semi auto model 360 Harrington and Richardson in .308. The H&R suffers from the same proliferation of small parts. A collector really wanted the model 100 and was willing to pay a premium price. Told the collector he could have the model 100 but he must also buy the H&R model 360. He bought both.
     
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  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Decent enough deer rifle. Have one. Not a 1000 meter target rifle. A bit expensive to make. Better keep it clean- the bolt MUST be withdrawn to remove action from wood- if gas system rusts, it gets stuck, u r screwed. I first bought one because I had access to a lot of 7.62 NATO for free......
     
  6. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wasn't there some kind of huge recall on firing pins for these rifles?
     
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  7. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes

    castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?352297-Winchester-Model-100-Recall
     
  8. Tyrsgodi

    Tyrsgodi Active Member

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    Thanks for the help. Maybe the 88, or that H&R might fill the bill.
     
  9. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Tyrsgodi

    I have no experience with the Winchester 100 Rifle. I do have a Remington Model 740 Semi Auto Rifle in 30-06 cal. I bought it for $350.00 several years ago with a Scope. But depending on what you want, a good friend of mine who hunts with us in Texas has a (BAR) Browning Semi Auto 308 it is first of all a BEEEEUTIFUL Rifle.
    And is a good shooter!
    This one is exactly like my friends gun wood and all. I found it on ArmsList.
    Browning Sem Auto 308.jpg

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