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Winchester Model 63
March 17, 2019
11:41 am
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joe45c said
congrats 28 ga on your 63. love mine. last year 1958 vintage. Great shooter.  

 Yes they are a fun little rifle to shoot.Should make a good rabbit (snowshoe hare) rifle next season.

March 17, 2019
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TXGunNut said
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Not familiar with Imperial ammo, is it standard or high velocity? I understand the 63 does better with high velocity and my little carbine is no exception. Which ammo grouped best? I haven’t found anything that works especially well in my carbine yet but I haven’t shot it much lately.

 

Mike  

 Mike ,the Imperial ammunition was the high velocity 40 grain stuff.It has not been made for the public for quite sometime now.The company is now owned by General Dynamics and produces only ammunition for the military .The ammunition was bought quite sometime ago, after the company was sold from C-I-L to I-V-I.I-V-I sold out to General Dynamics later on.The ammo I had was I-V-I manufacture.

 

 The ammunition was always good quality ammo.Perhaps the ammo I have, made by I-V-I close to the time they sold out,was not as well made or a bad batch. Imperial always worked well in an other .22 rifles I used it in ,until the last trip to the range.Sometime I will try what I have left in my Winchester Model 9422 rifle.It has always fired what ever I have put into it.:)

 

 Funny thing is, two of the best groups I had were shot using the Imperial ammo.Sometimes it worked well in the rifle and at other times it did not seem to want to go in the chamber of the Model 63.The same thing happened with the Browning SA in use on the same day.

March 22, 2019
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 Just wondering how scarce the 20 inch barrel version of the Model 63 is?Are there any records or has any one tried compiling a survey  for the Model 63?

May 17, 2019
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28 gauge said
 Just wondering of those who have a Winchester Model 63, what do they think of the rifle?Do they jam or have any other problems?Smile  

I have one that throws the ejector out of the bolt and can’t figure out why. If anyone one can help me I would certainly appreciate the input.

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 Cannot help you with your question,jb.However after several trips to the range,I find mine needs to be cleaned after about 200 rounds or it does not always work as it should.Smile

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28 gauge said
 Just wondering how scarce the 20 inch barrel version of the Model 63 is?Are there any records or has any one tried compiling a survey  for the Model 63?  

Since it was available for the first 3 to 4 years it's not scarce,  but might be rare. 😉

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Since the bbls. on the M03 were 20", maybe some blank, undrilled bbls. were used up on the M63. Stands to reason.   Big Larry

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