Can I drop a round into the chamber of a Winchester 88?

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Bushmaster1313, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Active Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    Went to my LGS tonight with two handguns I no longer wanted and came back with a .308 Winchester 88 after I asked if he had a Savage 99 in that caliber.

    As in a pump shot gun, with an empty magazine and an open bolt can I drop a fresh round into the chamber and close the bolt?

    Which rings for the scope base?

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  2. gunplumber

    gunplumber New Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    1). Yes. (2). Weaver or Weaver style.

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Yep.. Bushmaster.. Dont go buy any rings.. Just PM me your mailbox. I have a box full of spare take offs from mounting scopes for poeple and they leave their old hardware with me. just tell me what height you need and they are yours. I even have weaver brand to match the weaver base if you want.
  4. 1 Eyed Jack

    1 Eyed Jack New Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    You may like the Mod 88 better than the 99 anyway, I have a Mod 88 in .284, I believe the 88 lever action using the same amount of lugs/locking action as the Mod 70 bolt actions, and the lever is quicker than a bolt,

    From what I have read the Mod 88 action was a very good action, but never really caught on for whatever reason, I killed my first few deer with mine,
  5. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    If you're still wanting a 99 I have one in .300 savage that I might gave to sell, just pm if you want to know more.
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