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Old April 9, 2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Winchester 1300 it is!

I now belive i will have made up my mind and going to buy the Wincheter 1300, if any thinks otherwise please inform me.

Thank you every one!
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Old April 10, 2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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Good shotgun. Enjoy....
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Old April 10, 2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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Good choice.

Of my "top three" choices for a defensive shotgun, the Winchester hits all of the high points, especially having a better price.

In case you're curious, my Top Three shotguns have to have at least a 5 round capacity and an 18-21" barrel. I consider these three to be pretty close to even when it comes to performance;

Winchester 1300
Remington 870
Benelli Nova

The Nova has a carbon-fiber receiver and is extremely light and fast handling with a short barrel (most often seen with rifle sights). The drawback is that recoil is pretty stout. But with even a short Benelli Nova I was still doing pretty good taking out those murderous, rampaging clay pidgeons!
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Old April 10, 2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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Good choice. I had mine for seven years and have had no problems.
Live everyday as if it is your last! Because someday you will be right.

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Old April 11, 2005, 10:15 AM   #5
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Good shotgun. The only things I don't like are that in my 870 I can dump a round in the ejection port and chamber it. I haven't had such luck with the 1300. And in the 870 I can dump a round from the port without having to chamber it again not so with the 1300 as they get hung up.
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Old April 11, 2005, 10:44 AM   #6
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Rotary bolt, oh yeah...
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