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Old September 9, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Shot the Winchester 1300

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Bought a gently used Winchester 1300 couple weeks ago and took it to shoot clays yesterday. Worked well and by the end of the morning I was hitting ten out of ten with a full choke. Actually the full is the only one I have so far.

If you have thoughts on what brand chokes to buy I'd like to hear them.

Also I discovered that the magazine does not have a plug so I'll need to get one before I can legally hunt. I'm assuming that will be an easy fix, but if you have advice on that I'd like to hear it.

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Old September 9, 2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Carlson tubes always worked well for me with an 870. As far a a plug goes, you can make one out of a wood dowel with an OD small enough to fit inside the ID of the mag spring. Or you can just buy a plastic one. Whether you need to plug the mag will depend upon what you are hunting and where. Check your state game laws.
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Old September 9, 2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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The Winchester tubes are OK and cheap. Get an IC or Skeet, and definitely get a Modiifed or Light Mod. I'd be tempted to go Skeet/LM, but YMMV.

Carlsons, Briley, Seminole,Colonial, Truchoke, all are class acts in regard to concentricity and constriction.

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Old September 9, 2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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I got mine off ebay.Had the Full and bought the Mod and the I/C. They have five . I didn't need all 5. I would get the factory ones. I tried another brand and the choke did not cover the threads like the factory one does. Do you have the wrench ? There is a wrench that goes with it too.
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Old September 11, 2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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The 1300 is a great gun. Probably better than the Mossbergs and 870 Express guns. Every one ive ever shot has a really slick action. The Win Choke is the same as the Invector choke. Either will work in your 1300.
I would get a Carlson's or Briley extended so you dont have to have a wrench.
Choke constriction depends on what you'll be using it for.
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Old September 11, 2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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I've had a 1300 for four years now, and hunt with it regularly, as well as shoot trap. I have three factory choke tubes, F,MOD, and skeet. I actually haven't used anything but the modified much. The action was pretty sweet when the gun was new, but after a few hundred rounds it got very slick. I really like this shotgun, and would recommend one to anyone.
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