Another model 88 owner checking in


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Hello All,
Been lurking around for a while, and decided to intro myself.
My FIL introduced me to 88's 30 years ago. My wife found an unfired 308 and gave it to me our 1st Christmas together. I soon after bought a 284, and then the FIL gave me a 243.
Eventually I acquired a pair of SAKO Finnwolfs in 308 and 7mm-08.
Next, I acquired a pair of model 88's in 308 to experiment with. I had one barreled in 250-3000 for my son a 1st rifle, and then had one done in 6.5x284. They both turned out great.
I always wanted a 358 to add to my small collection, but they have gotten to be cost prohibitive with 2 kids now in college.
So that's it, I like 88s , and will try to post some pics in this thread.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:32 am
Welcome Huntmaster, You should probably check in at New Member Welcome. I don't have any 88's but I do like them. Merry Christmas!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:13 am
Hello HuntMaster! Welcome aboard. We like weapon pics.

Lurking since 2014. A very long lurk.

You have a worthy inventory so far. Purchase a large safe and soldier on.
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.270 WIN
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Hello and welcome to the site.

In the past I had a Model 88 in.308 calibre.Bagged a deer or two with it.:)
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Location: Colorado
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:01 pm
Hello and welcome from Colorado.

As another 88 Owner I'm interested in seeing your collection. Here's my 88 in .308, a favorite caliber. It's one of my 8 leverguns.

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While the Finnwolfs are well made, I like the lines of the 88 better, especially the rear of the receiver where it gently curves down into the stock vice the Finnwolf's slight hump there. Not a big difference but aesthetically, a big thing to me.
Steve

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Nice 88 Steve. The scope sez the 88 is boss in the woods and on the range.
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