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Old August 13, 2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Just wondering...

there are those of us who wax poetic about the virtues of the Remington 870(rightfully so) but I was wondering about the model 1100 semi. Does this shotgun hold a place anywhere near as exalted as the 870? I sold alot of 1100's back in the late 70's when working behind a guncounter as a young buck tyro and I am beginning to think that people were driven with semi auto-itis that ran counter with reliability. Any thoughts?
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Old August 13, 2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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1100's were the best semi-autos on hte market for a number of years and still have a devout following. But most people won't stake their life on an auto when there is that chance in ten thousand that it might not cycle when they need it.
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Old August 13, 2005, 05:44 PM   #3
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I own three 870 and three 1100 and like them both just as well.I tried O/U and Doubles and after a few hunts they went into the closet and out came one of the Remingtons.
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Old August 14, 2005, 04:28 AM   #4
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I've seen some 1100's that were definitely more reliable than some 870's. Shells can get hung up in my 870's magazine tube on occassion, while someone else's 1100 will be shooting a fully loaded extended magazine tube like a machine gun. I've also seen at least one really unreliable older 1100 too.
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