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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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11-87 question

I recently acquired a REM 11-87 premier 12ga. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this gun and what your opinions are on the gun. I plan on using it for busting class and some bunny hunting. Only problem is I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to a semi shotgun, never used one before.
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I have an 11-87 special purpose in 12ga. It never has once jammed on me. I just shot 2 gobblers with it this year. Its a great all around gun. I've used it for dove hunting a bit and the recoil is pretty minimal with light loads. So if your planning on using it for clays you got a gun that you will be able to shoot all day.
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I've also got an 11-87 premier. Got it about 20 yrs ago. I've used it for small game, turkey, and sporting clays. Never a hiccup. Enjoy your new gun!
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I got a 11-87 premier also. Love the gun. No comlaints. However becareful using light loads. The 11-87 dosen't operate to it's fullest using light loads. Your better off using a Rem 1100 if you want to shoot lighter loads. Enjoy it!
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From the sounds of it, the gun sounds like its going to be great. Thanks for the input.
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I got one from the Remington rep when they first came out. However mine is not a magnum. It is only 2-3/4" and 3". I hae never had a problem with mine.

I have shot some skeet and even a few rounds of trap with mine. But it is not my go to shotgun for those purposes. I have never had any functioning problems with mine.

I also have an 1100, and it is sill going strong also. It is 2-3/4" only. With some of the 70's unbelievable wood they put on shotguns back then. Tom.
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All the good old growth wood went into Al Gores vacation home just after Clinton and Gore cut US forest production by 50% for the rest of us.Lol.It's true wood prices doubled right after that happened.I have wood from back then on guns and the grain is straight and beautiful.Hard to find today.That may be a reason for synthetic stocks coming about.I love the older Walnut stocked guns.I have about 600 board ft of old growth Walnut cut into 5/4 lumber stored at my house.Anyhow back to the gun the guy bought.If you keep it clean,oiled and cared for it will take care of you.It won't jam on lighter loads from most manufacturers.Good luck and above all have fun.

Bob Seger,till it shines.
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great gun.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Diablo, that's hilarious, but one of the main reasons why I bought this gun was because of its flawless , beautiful , wood on it. If u pm me your e mail I'll share the absolute beauty of this firearm
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I can't figure out how to post pics, if anyone can instruct me , it would be appreciated.
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