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Old 10-30-2009, 02:13 AM   #11
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I had an 1100 it was good till a 5 cent o-ring got a nick then it wouldn't do anything.

I know a few guys who have taken trips to south america dove hunting. the guides and shell boys call the Remington 1100 the 550 because it only works half the time. With that said you can see well over 1000 shots a day down there dove hunting. So guns take a ton of abuse and see hot dirty environments.

What kind of trap are you shooting? Olympic, wobble, double?

If you are shooting Olympic trap then you only shoot one shot at one bird. That is where the Browning BT-99 and like guns come in. http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/family.asp?webflag_=009B&catalog_=B

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Old 10-30-2009, 02:24 AM   #12
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They don't like the cold and freezing rain etc. that we get here in Newfoundland. They love to freeze up. Useless for turre hunting in a boat. The only gun here guaranteed to fire and cycle is the Auto-5. But hey that's this environment, maybe a nice dry gun range in 30c weather it will work great.
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Auto 5 ? Isn't that another gun the 1100 ran off the market?
I have hunted down to minus 11 degrees F (that's minus 24 C if my math is right) with no problems at all. The last time anyone I hunted with used an Auto 5 duck hunting, it got encased in ice from the spray and could not cycle. I got a huge kick out of it because he had been bugging me about getting an 1100 instead of an A-5. I told him what was going to happen and I had put my arm over the port on my gun.
There is nothing wrong with an 1100, or an Auto 5, or the Beretta, or most of the other semi automatics out there that having someone who knows what they are doing behind the trigger wouldn't cure 99.99% of the problems one sees. I had an A5, nothing wrong with it, well made gun, I just didn't like the feel of the gun, or any long recoil action.
I like the 1100 and it fits me. My first one took me from a standing joke to high junior league skeet average in about 8 months and I have never looked back. I have never had an 'O' ring fail in 46 years. The only way they get damaged is taking them off over the threads for cleaning and not being careful. But, doesn't everyone carry a spare anyway?
I will probably never go dove shooting in South America, but if I did I guess I would have to carry a little can of RemOil and a rag with me, and take a 5 minute time out every 400 rounds or so. I'm not so bloodthirsty that that would bother me.
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-24c? thats summertime here lol. I love watchin my buddy using his single shot 1100 when we are rabbit hunting. His goes bang ,mine goes bang bang bang everytime. When duck hunting in the wintertime with any semi auto I always put my coat over the action. Salt spray will freeze any gun including pump guns.
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Many years ago I went goose hunting with three brothers. All had 1100's, and I had a Winchester 1200. All three 1100's saw numerous jams, while my pump just kept shooting.
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Thanks everyone for your opinions, i think i've decided on what i'd like to get. The Remington 870 express with a synthetic monte carlo stock. I'm going to a store to find one that fits nicely. Thanks again FTF community!
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Thanks everyone for your opinions, i think i've decided on what i'd like to get. The Remington 870 express with a synthetic monte carlo stock. I'm going to a store to find one that fits nicely. Thanks again FTF community!
Great choice!!!
You'll be very happy with a Rem 870.
870's are entry level shotguns that experts will use.
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I can't speak to the 870 since I've never shot it, but I own an 1100 and I love it. I have never had a single jam or miss fire. Its an easily affordable gun and gets the job done every time. As for cheating, I don's see how. If because of rapid fire, then O/U's are cheating too since they fire the same speed. As for holding more shells, you should only be loading the same number of shells as clays being presented and no shooting clay sport presents more than 2 at a time. I think it is probably just a preference on your friend's dad's part.
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I own an 870 Express with synthetic stock and love it. It is set up as my HD gun with tacticool stuff on it , not exactly a hunting/clay target type of gun for me. Great little shotgun for the money no matter how you set it up or use it. I'm sure you will love your 870!!!!
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You will love the 870. All the chatter about 1100's is true IF you do not clean them. Most trap shooters I know are meticulous about their equipment and keep the clean. The money you save from getting an 870 you can through towards a spare barrel. If it comes with a standard vent ribbed barrel, get the store to order you a Trap Barrel. Has a higher rib on it. Switch them out when you go hunting and you will have a great all around gun.
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