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Old June 21, 2013, 12:39 AM   #26
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Two 'must do's' with the 1100.

1) Keep the two gas ports in the bbl. clean.

2) Make sure the o-ring that's on the bbl is in good shape.
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Old June 21, 2013, 05:58 AM   #27
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I shot league skeet and it was my only shotgun for everything from doves to ducks for 10 years. The only two parts I have replaced in 50 years were an extractor in 1982, and the spot weld on the fore end support was cracking and I replaced that around 1974. I have not replaced any parts other than barrel and stock swapping on any of the other 11 Model 1100s and 11-87 I've owned.
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Old June 21, 2013, 08:21 AM   #28
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That's what I though about the barrel - and yes I am going to sell it. I do not need two, I am trying to clean up the collection.

My only question was why he had (2) barrels? To my recollection the other one does not have modified chokes in it either.
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Old June 21, 2013, 06:26 PM   #29
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A lot of people had more than one barrel with fixed chokes before choke tubes came along. I still have about 10 barrels and 5 Model 1100s.
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Old June 24, 2013, 11:10 AM   #30
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Oh right, I found the ticket for the other barrel - 1974. $87.50 barrel and 230.00 for the 1100. I did find a video and took apart and was very DIRTY.

Will do a full clean tomorrow when my son is not jumping all over me.

So one barrel says skeet I think and then the other is this one in pics. Whats the difference? Skeet shoots farther with the pattern tighter? Sorry but my shotgun knowledge is very limited.

I am going to go shooting this week with it and another older Pump, so will know more after finally shooting it.
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Old June 24, 2013, 05:23 PM   #31
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A skeet barrel throws a very open pattern as it is optimized for 21 yard range. Go to Briley's and learn everything you always wanted to know about chokes.
www.briley.com
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Old June 25, 2013, 09:31 PM   #32
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Awesome ill check out that site right away. Thanks.
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Old November 12, 2013, 05:33 PM   #33
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I just bought a new in the box Remington 1100 sport 12 gauge 28inch for $ 694.00 out the door. Around here they sell for 900.00 and some change. Guess I got a good deal. External chokes and all. Does anyone on here shoot one of these? Absolutely gorgeous wood. Something about a thinner profile barrel.
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Old November 12, 2013, 09:40 PM   #34
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All the new 12 gauge 1100 Sporting Models I have seen come with the Target Contour barrel. It is the same as the Light Contour with slightly larger gas ports to reliably cycle lighter loads. Remington was advising not to shoot heavy loads thru those barrels. I have a Target Contour barrel and like the feel a lot - close to the old fixed choke barrels. IMO, the 1100 Sporting Models in all gauges are wonderful guns.
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Old February 16, 2014, 11:32 PM   #35
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you can't go wrong with a Remington 1100 .
i like em alot.
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Old February 17, 2014, 01:08 AM   #36
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You might just want to replace the gas rings/o-rings.
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Old February 17, 2014, 05:39 AM   #37
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The O rings only get damaged during disassembly and assembly, and if one is careful they will go a looooong time. I replaced the original metal V ring on my 1963 Model 1100 about 1967 so I wouldn't lose it, and that O ring is still going strong about 90,000 rounds later. I do have spares. Too cheap not to.
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Old February 17, 2014, 11:02 AM   #38
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Being cheap has nothing to do with it.

You have spares because you know that at any time they may fail.

Tell it like it is.
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Old February 17, 2014, 03:54 PM   #39
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I have since sold this gun.. actually I traded it for brand new versa max remjngton 12 guage shotgun. It is a huge upgrade, but I miss tge ingravings on the receiver.
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Old February 17, 2014, 06:42 PM   #40
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Wrong. An O ring will not fail in service. It doesn't move, it is a static seal. I have had 13 1100s/11-87 and the only one I ever replaced because I thought it was prudent after I got it pinched when I assembled the gun while I was running my mouth. Oh, and I rolled over two others with the chair on the concrete floor and they'd had it.
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Old February 18, 2014, 08:45 PM   #41
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So do you like the Versamax much better? I have 2 1100's in 12 and a 20 guage, but have been eyeing a Versamax.

Just not sure if it is worth the 1k price.
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Old February 18, 2014, 09:02 PM   #42
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So do you like the Versamax much better? I have 2 1100's in 12 and a 20 guage, but have been eyeing a Versamax.

Just not sure if it is worth the 1k price.
I absolutely love the weapon.. its beats the crap outa my 100 I had. With that said, it's the 1100 just on steriods. Buy it and don't worry about it, it's worth it's weight in gold and it won't depreciate much if any.
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