Winchester 1300-What to do?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by aandabooks, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member


    Ever since I got my H&R Ultra Slug it looks like my Win 1300 Ranger 12 gauge with deer barrel-unrifled is going to become a safe queen. I've been thinking of trading it off on another gun but I hate to part with a perfectly good shotgun. I have 5 12 gauges and 2 others don't get used either but they are antiques.

    I have thought about buying a regular barrel for it but I already have a Win 1200. I thought about turning it into a tactical 12 gauge but I'm not sure I want to do that to a gun with the nice wood it has on it. Not a huge fan of the tactical look. Not sure about putting buckshot down the barrel either.

    What would you do if you were me? Trade, tactical, new barrel or let it set?
  2. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

    I'd sell the 1200 and get a regular barrel for the 1300. Buckshot won't hurt anything.

  3. powg

    powg New Member

    what to do

    do what i did ....send barrel off to polychoke ,had them cut it off .total length 19.5 ...9 settings of choke. best of all worlds.slugs,buckshot ,steel ,kill cat squirrels at 40+ yrds with #5 high brass . i love it