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    Ecuadorian 88 Commission Rifle

    I purchased this Commission rifle a number of years ago. It was advertised as having come from Ecuador and it was in rough condition. However, the headspace checked out and a good scrubbing of the bore revealed dark but not too pitted rifling. I did a minimal amount of cleaning and repairs to the action, wood and hardware.

    I reload and so Id like to come up with some safe to shoot rounds and see what sort of performance I can get out of this old rifle.

    Two things I need advice on: Reloading data and a stripper clip. Numrich has reproduction clips for sale. Are they suitable?
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    Nice!

    I would think the Numrich reproduction clips should work just fine.

    Welcome to the site BTW.
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    Any crest or markings on the receiver??Would love to see a photo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by indy1919a4 View Post
    Any crest or markings on the receiver??Would love to see a photo..
    Yes to this.
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    Very nice looking rifle. As far as the reloading, if your looking for cast bullet info, peruse the first post in this thread.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...Rifles-Article

    I'm using Berry's 150g FP's over 16g of 2400 in my .308 Spanish Mauser and having excellent results so far. Let us know what you come up with and welcome.

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    Last night I woke up in a terror, realizing I may not have understood one of the OP questions.. Its hard to see if the rifle has been converted to an inner metal magazine, so when you say stripper clip do you mean The 1st photo stripper clip.. or the second photo internal clip???
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    It would likely be the 2nd. IIRC that is what they were originally setup to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    It would likely be the 2nd. IIRC that is what they were originally setup to use.
    That is the darn trouble with those Gew 88s, they went through so many changes over the years. And lots of them got brand new Internal clips with capped bottoms. Just need a clear photo. Another reason to see the top of the receiver to see if it the gun uses the older 8mm bullet size or the "newer"..

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    Yikes! I don't know if it was converted either. I ordered the second one, so we shall soon see!

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