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New 88, first impressions.

Discussion in 'Maverick 88 Pump Action' started by Greg B, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Greg B

    Greg B .410

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    Picked up my new 12ga 88 on Friday. Took it to the range this morning.
    First, ran everything flawlessly. Although I was only shooting Federal target loads and my home rolled, re-purposed slug loads (thanks, John A, for getting me started down that road).
    Second, running a pump after spending time using a semi is a lot of extra work.
    Third, I think I need to reduce the LOP, not that the reach to the trigger is bad. But more to shorten the reach to the forend, I think that will go a long way towards making the gun more fun to shoot.
    And finally, I really need to change the forend out to something a bit more comfortable to grip.
    All in all, I am very happy with the gun, but I think I just need to personalize it a bit.
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  2. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Congrats on your new Mav 88!!

    How were those LEE reloads doing for ya?
  3. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .223

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    88 is a fine weapon...congrats!
  4. Greg B

    Greg B .410

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    The slug loads are great. Wish I was a little better at putting them in the center of the target though. :)
    And that reminds me, I'm down to my last box, so I'd better get to casting more soon.
  5. 1winnen

    1winnen .410

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    Congrats on your new 88. I put a Hogue Overmold on mine but there are some things you need to check if you want to change the current forearm. 1) Is it a 1 or 2 piece forearm and 2) what is the length of the slide tube i.e. 6.5"-6.75" or 7.5"? First if it's a 1 piece you'll have to replace both the forearm AND slide tube. If it's the 6.5-6.75" tube you'll also need the longer nut. Go to Hogue website.
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  6. david cartwright

    david cartwright .410

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    The reach to the fore end reach was my problem with shotguns. I went with the youth model which has a shorter reach. The stock has the extension that brings it out to 13" lop. fits perfect.

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