View Full Version : 58sportsman vs 1100 rem

March 6, 2009, 09:21 PM
Is a 1100 better than a 58? Why did they stop making the 58? I love my dads 58!!!!

March 6, 2009, 10:07 PM
The 58 was a great old shotgun in its time, well it still is I should add.
I think Remington simply changed the way their guns worked to be more user friendly and easier to maintain and most likely cheaper to make. The operating systems as to gas and functioning are totally different, the 58 needed you to adjust for high power or low power hulls, the 1100 required no adjustment. I don't think the 1100 has the "handling" qualities of the 58, but I feel the 1100 is a superior system in the long run.
I wish I HAD hung on to mine, but I didn't.

March 7, 2009, 07:35 PM
Would a 58 be ok for shooting clays? I only shoot with friends 2 or 3 times a year. My 1100 does ok though.

March 7, 2009, 10:01 PM
I'd use whichever you feel you shoot better with. The reason I sold my old 58 was that it is getting hard to find parts for it and I am generally a fairly high volume shooter. Actually, I went to 2 Brownings, a Citori 4 barrel set and a BT-99. Fot the small amount of shooting you are planning on, I sure wouldn't worry about using your 58 at all. Best of luck to you.:D