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Old April 29, 2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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Remington 11-87

I have a chance to buy a lightly used 11-87 for a good price. Anyone have long term experience (reliability) with this shotgun? I'll use it mostly for sporting clays and occaisonal trap shooting.

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Old April 30, 2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Moved to Shotguns... you'll get answers a bit faster here, I think.
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Old April 30, 2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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Yes, they're a good reliable semi-auto gas operated any gas gun, you have to keep them clean and properly lubed...and it should be just fine for a good entry level gun.

The 11-87's and the 1100 remingtons are fairly old technology vs some of the newer gas guns from Beretta, Browning - Winchester, etc...but there is nothing wrong with them. Lots of guys at my club are still shooting 1100's or 11-87's.
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Old May 1, 2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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ive had one for 8yrs. now and not a single problem yet as said above keep em maintaned and it will always go bang when you need it. i think they are a great shotgun .HTH
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Old May 1, 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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I have 18K rounds through mine, no issues. Love it. Having said that, here are a few parts that may break through usage: the O ring, the link, the piston, and the piston seal (although the last two now come connected together, and I have had no failures). There is a parts kit that sells for $85 that contains all of the above. The nice thing about the gun is that you can easily replace almost every part yourself if one does break.

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Old May 1, 2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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I'll add that you can call remington and speak to a person if you have a problem. You can also order the parts from Remington's country store. I just ordered a barrel for my 11-87 and was confused about the Gas cylinder spring it needed. I called and within a few minutes I knew the answer and the part is on it's way to me.
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Old May 2, 2013, 06:19 AM   #7
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I've had the 1187 skeet model for more then twenty-five plus years..................never have had a problem with it.
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