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Old 01-13-2016, 04:38 PM
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knucklfrank--- I've seen a recalled Model 600 Remington on the rack at Cabella's when the president of Cabella's was the former president of Remington, so they must not be too worried about it.....BUT, I haven't heard of somebody getting hurt enough to bring on a law suit, either.
Most gun shops sell used and sometimes 'dangerous' guns with a disclaimer. Shops with a gunsmithing department often gives warranties, too.

The pictured case is from a SICK rifle and it should be repaired before it's shot anymore. It's probably just down about 50% on hammer impact energy because the firing pin has no 'weight' behind it. The same thing happens when too strong a firing pin return spring is installed. Something ain't right!
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:09 PM
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I owned a Model 100 for well over 50 years. It had FTF issues and it jammed consistently. When it did fire it was reasonably accurate, but cost me more nice deer than I care to think about. My father gave it to me, new in the box and would not let me get rid of it. We sent that thing to gunsmiths all over the country and spent a small forture trying to get it to work. Sent it in for the recall and eventually traded it to a gunsmith who was aware of the problems. I never wanted it anyway. My father made me keep it and when I left home (as soon as possible) the gun stayed with him in a cabnet until he died.

This was absolutely the worst excuse for a firearm I have ever had the misfortune to be associated with. I had an uncle who bought one at the same time (relative had an FFL license). His did exactly the same thing as mine did. His family still has his. They still try to shoot it, but it still does not work. I don't claim kin to some of these guys.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:30 PM
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I had a Winchester 100 in 243 with less than 100 shots fired through it since new (1965 model) I fired 21 shots with it, 3 shot groups with 7 different ammo brands and bullet weights, and none of them grouped less than 3.5 inches at 100. I wanted to coyote hunt with it up to 3 or 400 yards but it wasn't near accurate enough for me, so I sold it. I know it wasn't the recalled version, but even it failed to feed (jammed empty cases) every few shots or so. Bought a 30-06 Winchester 70 (new) and have had no problems whatsoever, and I can also use it for deer hunting (not that 243 wouldn't take a deer, but I like to be on the safe side)
It was a really neat rifle and I definitely made money on the purchase and sell, so I'm happy there as well. To me it was just a collectors rifle.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:17 AM
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I just purchased a Winchester Model 100 .308 circa about 1961.
It appears to be in excellent condition.

Should I be worried about firing today's modern .308 rounds in a rifle dated from the 1960's?
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:12 AM
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Welcome to the forum. You should experience no problems shooting modern .308 in your M100. It and the M88 were designed around the .308 & .243 and also chambered the .284 as well (M88 was also chambered in another .308 family member, the .358). I'd probably use other then Hornady Superformance ammo in it, but Hornady claims it will not be any issue in a standard length semi-auto. If you haven't already done so, a thorough cleaning using a bore snake or similar might be a good idea for your M100. Using a bore snake on my two has been the best way I've found to keep them clean and functional.

It would be prudent, however, to do a bit of research as to whether your M100 has had the firing pin replaced. You can start at the beginning of this thread and read up on it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by john21wall View Post
I just purchased a Winchester Model 100 .308 circa about 1961.
It appears to be in excellent condition.

Should I be worried about firing today's modern .308 rounds in a rifle dated from the 1960's?
Bought my M-100 .308 in 1970, and used manufactured ammo until I started reloading 25 years ago. Other than keeping the loads above suggested minimums, I have not had ANY problems with the rifle or the loads I use. I clean the rifle after every outing and tear it down and clean it completely once a year. Excellent rifle in an excellent caliber.
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:31 PM
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New to this forum, some pretty good stuff here! So I have a M100 that was passed on to me from my grandpa. I recently sent back the old round FP and today I received the new flat FP. I just got done with trying to put it back together. Currently I am hung up on the last step, putting the assembly back into the stock. I got as far as having to push in the mag release to get it to clear the stock. Unfortunately, it still appears something is getting hung up as the assembly is not wanting to slide back and seat properly. Posting this on my phone so I'm not sure how to add pictures. If anyone out there has any suggestions, it would be much appreciated. If you need pictures, I can email or text them to you.

Just want to get it put back together so I can put a few rounds down range then put her up somewhere safe. Eventually I'll pass it on to my kids once they come along.

Thanks in advance.
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