View Full Version : Stock Styles : 11-87 Premier vs. Upland Special

August 24, 2001, 01:09 PM
Anybody have any firsthand knowledge of the differences between these two stock styles?

We're looking for a new SG for my wife and have narrowed it down to the 11-87 (20ga). From reading at Remington's site it appears to me that the biggest differences are the bbl lengths offered (23" on the US, and 26,28 on the Premier) and the type of stock. The stock style is what I'm not sure about - The Upland Special has a straight grip "English" style stock while the Premier has the more common "regular" stock.

Here are links to the two guns:

Premier Info (http://www.remington.com/firearms/shotguns/1187pr20ga.htm)

Upland Special Info (http://www.remington.com/firearms/shotguns/1187upland.htm)

Any advantages of one type over the other (assuming fit is the same)?

Thanks for any assistance/advice you can give.


August 24, 2001, 02:45 PM
The Upland special is nearly a pound lighter, which translates to easier carrying in the field and greater recoil.

If you are going to purchase a gun for grouse or quail hunting, go with the Upland Special. That straight English stock is supposed to make bringing the gun up for a shot a bit faster, and the shorter barrel will swing a bit faster as well.

If your primary purpose is clay shooting, go with the Premiere. I like its balance and heft.