View Full Version : Rem. 1300 vs Win. 870

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?

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).

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.

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.

""Always Watch Your Six""

[This message has been edited by jacko (edited July 26, 1999).]