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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2014, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Remington 1100 Magnum

Does anyone have one of these or have any experience with them.

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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

The good and bad about the gun looking at buying one just want reviews before I do Im looking for a gun that's versitile enough that I can shoot rabbits and geese with the same gun

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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

The older 1100 Magnums were not 2 3/4" to 3" interchangeable (sort of). It would cycle 2 3/4" shells that were "high brass" such as 1 1/8 oz in 20 gauge and 1 1/4 oz in 12 gauge. And even then, they were prone to hick-ups w/ the 2 3/4" shells. In my opinion, you're better off w/ an 1187 if you want to go back and forth between 2 3/4" and 3" in a Rem autoloader (and even they would sometimes not cycle 7/8 to 1 oz 12 gauge skeet loads reliably).
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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

Dogrich is right about 2.75" shells. I opened the gas port in the original barrel. It shoots just about anything now.

Mine is from the 70's. I still shoot it occasionally. I changed the "O" a few times but that is it. This gun has been through a lot and it still is working.

BTW for years I used it for trap in addition to hunting. I could not begin to guess how many rounds are through mine.

Another point that adds value is that there are parts available including barrels.

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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

Check into if the older barrel will be ok to shoot steel through, if your going for geese. I know my FIL has one, and won't shoot steel through it. I'm not sure why, but he doesn't.
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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

The 1100 was iconic for it's reliability. As others have said the 1100 Magnum has some limitations. One that wasn't mentioned is that most of the older 1100's had fixed chokes. If it doesn't come with barrel with a Rem-Choke it would most likely require you to buy a different barrel to use for rabbits or for geese.

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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

I had an 1100 back in the day, loved that shotgun but sold it.
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Re: Remington 1100 Magnum

I shoot one from the 70's for waterfowl every day of the season for the last 40 years. My 3 incher will shoot any size load from 7/8-1 7/8 oz. loads. No problem. Replace the $1 o ring each year and shoot it. I don't shoot anything larger than BB's for geese.
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