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Old May 31, 2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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older 1100 rem. 28ga with skeet choke.

i just got this older 1100 rem. 28ga with a 25 inch barrel with a fixed skeet choke from my turkey hunting buddy, he said you have a rem 870 in 28ga you should have a auto loader in 28ga too. i use one oz win #6,s in the 870 with mod choke and it kills rabbits out to 30 yards like chain lighting, how will the 1100 with a skeet choke do on 30 yard rabbits? the gun is in very good used condition and at a very good price.. eastbank.

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Old May 31, 2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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I owned an 1100 sporting in 28 and found that clay course rabbits were smashed best out to 30-35 yards with an IC or LM choke with 3/4oz of number 8's. Since your rabbits are a tad tougher, I would first pattern your load to see what you get. If it is not acceptable, Briley can install choke tubes, as they did the OEM chokes for my gun
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Old May 31, 2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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I have one in 20ga and it does good at 40 yard so im sure at 30 your deadly
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Old June 1, 2011, 06:40 AM   #4
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nice gun indeed! I would use a mod choke at those distances. Sure bet...
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Old June 1, 2011, 11:20 AM   #5
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28ga is a very nice gun to shoot and to hunt with ....

but the only way to answer your question is for you to go to a range and pattern the gun with a hunting load of 6's ...and maybe some 4's ( sheet of butcher paper / stapled to sticks ( put a 3" dot in the middle / and shoot it ) -- and compare it to your other gun with a Mod choke - and draw a 30" circle around your point of impact ( and make sure both guns are hitting where you look / if the point of impact is off or different / it'll affect your hunting a lot ...so make some adjustments to the stock as necessary.)
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Old June 2, 2011, 07:21 AM   #6
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I feel that every shotgunner should have one of these: http://www.hugetarget.com/
Disclaimer: I have no interest in the company, I just find this an inexpensive, easy-to-use gadget that is really helpful.
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Old June 2, 2011, 03:20 PM   #7
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Is the Remington 28 gauge 1100 built on a standard sized frame or a smaller version?
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Old June 2, 2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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my older rem 1100 in 28ga with 25 inch barrel weights 6lbs-4oz., my rem 870 express in 28ga with 25 inch barrel weights 6lbs-6oz. and both are on a smaller frame. eastbank.

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Old June 2, 2011, 03:58 PM   #9
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Most all mfg's - build their 28ga and .410 models on their 20ga frames....Over Unders, semi-autos and pump guns ....it doesn't seem to matter.

Personally, I don't find it a big deal ....especially if you have all 3 gagues (20, 28 and .410 ) in the same make and model, transitioning between the 3 guns isn't that big a deal. These days ...I find myself shooting and reloading more 28ga and .410 anyway ...
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Old June 2, 2011, 09:26 PM   #10
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very nice gun! Enjoy...
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