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_bill_
July 25, 1999, 04:14 PM
In general, how do the Remington 870 and Winchester 1300 models compare in reliabilty, operability and maintenance? Is there a consensus that one in significantly better than the other or are they about the same?

Cat
July 25, 1999, 10:28 PM
I owned a 1300 Defender briefly. I owned an 870 for over 25 years. Remington makes the better shotgun now that the Winchester Model 12 is no longer made. (Am I bitter? Hell Yes).
Cat

Rob Pincus
July 25, 1999, 10:43 PM
I had to read the topic 5 times to figure out why it struck as me as odd.... :)

I like them both and I have owned them both. I really have no preference, though accesories, opinions and 'smiths are much easier to find for the Rem 870.

jacko
July 26, 1999, 02:14 PM
I had a winchester 1300 and It had to be one of the most fastest pumps I owned. The reason why I don't have one anymore is that most of the parts are made out of plastic and when firing magnums, pieces of the plastic trigger guard would crack and fall off. Not a reasuring thing when one put's his or her's life on It. So now I own a remington 870 special purpose shotgun that is pretty much all metal and has been proven time and again. My father had one in vietnam and it never jammed or broke.

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