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Old 10-04-2011, 09:38 PM
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Default Winchester 88

Karl & Turner, do you guys have any info regarding the 88 and scope mounting. I'm having trouble getting enough rear scope position to get proper head position. I've tried 4 different scopes of varing lengths/power and can't get one to set up correctly. The one piece Weaver base with only 2 scope cross bolt slots just doesn't give me enough reward scope travel. I know they put low x Weaver scopes on the 88 way back but for the life of me I don't see how they ever got a clear scope picture with the short scope tube lengths?? I tried a Pentax 13.4" scope and still comes up short. I do tend to set scopes back on my rifles but this one is giving me fits. I wonder if anyone makes extended bases for the 88 or 100 win models both fit. I may end up with a long eye relief shotgun scope 2x7x32 that will give me a full sight picture with 5" of relief. Right now just frustrated. I have a 70's Redfield 3x9x40 on it's way that I know isn't the answer either unless I can find some set back bases. There were a lot of Win 88's and 100 models with scopes, don't know what's up with me?
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:56 PM
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Default Try a cross-check for Model 100 mounts

I don't have time here at work tonight to verify it but I would bet that the Winchester 88 and 100 use the same bases. I would check to see if anyone makes a picatini(sp) base for the model 100 that offers more options in scope ring placement. When these rifles were made alot of the scopes had long tubes with small objective bells or none at all. I too need to bring my scopes back for me to comfortable with them.

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:07 PM
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Karl they are the same mount. I'm thinking I just have to hunt for a long eye relief compact scope to make things work??? The 88 seems to beg for a low profile compact scope which I have and just tonight put on the Rem 870 a Redfield 1.75X5X20. I would like a bit more obj like 33-36mm. Natchez still has their Omega scopes on sale and the 1.65X5X36 bdc 250 for $129.00. It has the 5" eye relief. I'm thinking maybe something like this would solve all my problems. 5x for the 88 would be plenty of scope for it's intended purpose.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:36 AM
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Default Let me know what you think about Omega scope

Yea I was pretty sure that both the 88/100 use the same base. I just thought that some makes of the aftermarket bases might not list it for the 88.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:56 AM
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Default Brownels has an ext base for the 88/100

I looked and Brownels shows an ext base for your rifle made by Warne.
Its called the Maxima ext base. I would give them a call.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:09 PM
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Thanks Karl!
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