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I have a Model 88 and it has a feeding problem. Gunsmith says he fixed it but said I need to ONLY shoot "Standard velocity" in it. NOt familier with that but usually shoot Federal bulk High velocity. DO I need to do this? How hard is it to find "Standard"?
 

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In a word, YES.

"Standard" velocity will be anything stating 1080 f.p.s. or slower on the package. Subsonic should also be okay.

While not labelled as such, "high-velocity" is essentially the .22 rimfire version of +P for centerfire and many old guns do not like it.

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I've got a number of older .22 autos, including a Marlin 88DL, Remington 550, Sears 25, and a Herters "Perfect", and they all function better, and more consistantly, with standard velocity fodder. CCI is my favorite and has proven very accurate in a number of these old rimfires, but I have used other brands with good results. Last trip out with the 88 I was shooting 1/4" groups with the CCI standard velocity despite the frigid temps and 30+ mph crossing winds.



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No...the gun was gifted to me by a good friend and fellow MO member Maudite, and he did quite a bit of refinishing (mostly metal) before presenting it to me. Keep in mind, this is a DL with a checkered walnut stock.

You've seen additional pictures and the story behind it in the thread below...
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,61532.0.html

Glad you got your 88 fixed, Barefoot...and sorry I wasn't able to be of greater assistance before. Did the gunsmith say what was preventing the back plug from coming free?

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He didn't say on the phone and was fairly elusive. Will pick it up tomorrow and will ask him. Will keep you posted, thanks for the advice.
 
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