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walleyeman 24-May-11 - 10:29 PM ET
Hoosier Daddy 25-May-11 - 07:10 AM ET
mrskeet410 25-May-11 - 07:28 AM ET
tripod 25-May-11 - 07:35 AM ET
walleyeman 25-May-11 - 07:38 AM ET
Sam (ATA Noobie) 25-May-11 - 07:39 AM ET
walleyeman 25-May-11 - 07:42 AM ET
mrskeet410 25-May-11 - 07:56 AM ET
tripod 25-May-11 - 08:11 AM ET
bubba68 25-May-11 - 08:49 AM ET
Oregunner 25-May-11 - 10:17 AM ET
walleyeman 26-May-11 - 10:41 AM ET
Sam (ATA Noobie) 26-May-11 - 10:49 AM ET


Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: walleyeman
Date: Tue, May 24, 2011 - 10:29 PM ET
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I am in the market for a trap gun. Well what I should tell you is that I have just begun shooting trap this year (4 weeks ago). I am 38yrs old and have always wanted to start shooting the clay games. I have never shot skeet due to my boys baseball games are on the same night, kids first! ( Once the baseball season is over I would like to try skeet) Now, I can't afford all of the neccesary equipment that some might be able to. That is, I can't purchase a trap specific gun and a skeet gun, so I have been looking for one that could work for both. I have come up with the Remington Model 1100 Competition Synthetic. What do you guys/gals think? Will this be a good choice for a general purpose clays game gun? Any advice or opinions are welcome.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: Hoosier Daddy
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:10 AM ET
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It would probably be fine for skeet and trap but you will eventually want a gun that shoots a higher pattern for trap because in trap your target is rising and it would be easy to shoot under the target. That being said, many people shoot flat shooting guns in trap and are pretty good at it. I would say if that is what you want, go for it. My recommendation would be to get an 1100 or Beretta 391 or Beretta 3901 with a wood stock and have a gunsmith or stockmaker split the comb and make it adustable. Raising the comb on on such a gun will raise the point of impact for trap and you can lower it for skeet. That is what I would do if I was going to shoot both skeet and trap with one gun.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: mrskeet410
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:28 AM ET
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IMHO the finest pointing out-of-the-box skeet gun is an 1100 trap (non-Monte Carlo) with a skeet barrel. With a screw choke barrel you might avoid the need for a second barrel. I'd try the trap barrel first before I sprung for a new barrel.

A Beretta trapgun may work too, but I have no experience with them.

I wouldn't be fooling around with changing the stock configurations between trap and skeet. A typical trap configuration will work fine for skeet, better than the configurations many factory skeet guns.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: tripod
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:35 AM ET
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I used my 1100 Skeet "B" for trap for 8 years with a 30" full choke barrel. Won a few things with it too. The adjustable comb would make it ideal for trap for most people even though I don't need it with my fat face. If I ever am stuck with one gun, it would be an 1100 Remington.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: walleyeman
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:38 AM ET
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That is the exact reason why the 1100 Competition Synthetic appealed to me. It has a fully adjustable stock. The comb is adjustable as well as the recoil pad is adjustable in either direction, not to mention that it has a Ken Rucker "James West" stock with an auto buster in it. It should soak up all loads to a gentle push.

The versatility of the stock adjustment is what drew me to this particular model. It seemed to cover all the bases. Raise the comb for trap shooting on Mondays and then lower it for skeet shooting on Thursdays.

I know that it won't be as good as a dedicated Citori/Cynergy for instance (I handled a Cynergy Classic trap the other day and it fit like a glove, except for the price tag.) The price point of the Remington Model 1100 Comp. Synthetic will be around $1000-$1200, and with 3 young boys I thought that this would be a great gun to start on since the recoil will be managed by the auto buster.

What I really want is clarification that it will be as easy as it sounds to adjust the comb for each particular clay game. Up for trap and down for skeet.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: Sam (ATA Noobie)
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:39 AM ET
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I keep waiting for the "Fear the Man that Uses One Gun" line to come out.

I used the same gun to compete in trap, skeet, int'l, sporting, 5-stand, etc. As others have said, the most important thing is going to be an adjustable comb.

OR, if you prefer, you can float your skeet targets as I prefer to do now and just leave it alone.

A 30" barrel with removable chokes and you'll be just dandy.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: walleyeman
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:42 AM ET
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Even better. I could use the adjustable comb to set it up for me and my face features then use it on he skeet field as is. Thanks for clearing up many of my questions. I didn't realize a trap gun could be effective on the skeet field.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: mrskeet410
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 07:56 AM ET
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30" barrel on an 1100 could be tough on the skeet fields, especially for kids. But give it try before you buy a shorter barrel.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: tripod
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 08:11 AM ET
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Ask some of the great shooters who used 100's for a long while (Leo H.). They are every bit as good as any other.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: bubba68
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 08:49 AM ET
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1100 is a good solid gun. You may even save some money and buy a good used field grade 1100 and then buy a Jack West stock directly from him - just google his name. Also, someone on this board sells the Jack West stocks. If you find a good reliable 1100 for $400, and put a Jack West set on it for another $300 - you're ahead of the game moneywise.

But, with that said, for your budget of $1,000 - $1,200, you can find a good solid older Citori or Beretta 686 O/U that will still have decades of life left in them. Plus, no picking up hulls with an O/U. And, if you ever shoot doubles in trap, you won't be making enemies with the neighbor to your right! My normal gun is off to Briley for some work right now - and my field grade Citori with fixed chokes has served me very well over the past several weeks in both the skeet league and trap league out at the club!

In the end, it comes down to what fits you best. Shoot all types of guns before you spend that amount of money.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: Oregunner
Date: Wed, May 25, 2011 - 10:17 AM ET
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Here's what I did. I found an older field model 1100 at a local gun shop ($300). I bought a used 30" trap barrel with choke tubes and knock down pin on this forum ($150). I got a carbon fiber Jack West stock ($220). I like a flatter shooting gun, so I just set the comb to shoot 60/40 and leave it alone. I don't feel the need for a recoil reduction system on a semi-auto gas gun, so I just added a used Jones adjustor and Kick-Eze pad I got at a local gun show ($10). So, I'm into this gun for less than $700, and I still have the take off wood and barrel to sell or keep for another project. This is an all weather gun for everything I want to shoot. I'll be shooting it today in the Oregon rain.

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: walleyeman
Date: Thu, May 26, 2011 - 10:41 AM ET
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Thanks everyone for the replies/responses. Its great to hear real life experiences and to be able to express them on such a forum. Thanks Trapshooters.com!

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Subject: Model 1100 Comp Synthetic for trap and skeet?
From: Sam (ATA Noobie)
Date: Thu, May 26, 2011 - 10:49 AM ET
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You can even skip the Jack West stock for a while. Experiment for a while with mole skin and a patterning board to find out what you like.

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