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30 in barrel is it to long on a semi for skeet

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by biggunone, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. biggunone

    biggunone Member

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    I looking to buy either rem 1100 comp 30 in,browning golen clays semi and this you could get a 30 in or a 28 in,or wincester flanigun sportig super x3 and that comes in a 28 in barrel.I rather have a 30 or longer on a o/u gun but i am not sure what to get on a semi,the gun is for my son for xmass and we like to shoot all the clay games,but i not sure about shooting skeet with a 30 in semi sporting should not be a problem or trap.Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Pull & Mark

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    How old is your son??? His he small, medium, or large for his age??? Is he strong for his age??? Let us know. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  3. hmb

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    I have a 28 inch with screw in chokes on my 1100 and it works well for all the games. HMB
     
  4. biggunone

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    My son is 5 11 around 200 lbs works out very solid frame and he is 30 yrs old. I realy like the 1100 but with a 30 in barrel might be long for skeet, i know you could buy a 28 in but it would not be over bored the same as the 30 in barrel that comes with the gun.So now i might go with either the browning golden clays semi auto 28 in barrel,but does this cycle well,or the winchester sporting super x 3,thanks for any help.
     
  5. 3on8

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    First of all, barrels for 1100's are cheap. 100 to 200 dollars used so you can make you gun a barrel set. I use a 28 inch barrel for skeet, and change the barrel to a 30inch step rib for trap. On the trap barrel I drilled two holes and bent a wire to make a shell catcher. A 30 inch barrel on a skeet gun also works well. It is especially nice from stations 3,4 and 5.

    RL
     
  6. Spanky

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    I'm no skeet authority but do enjoy shooting it. Have been shooting a Beretta AL 391 Urika 2 Sporting w/ 30" barrel and this gun comes highly recommended. I also shoot a 30" Citori Sporting for targets other than trap.

    I would purchase what fits the best. The Berettas are adjustable and I find this a great feature on them.

    I've hunted for many years (still do) with Remington 1100's, 11-87's and Wingmasters. They are my go to guns. But, in my opinion a Remington target auto doesn't compare to a Beretta auto. My opinions are based on a Remington Sporting 12 that I've bought, I expected better results, it just didn't work well for me and I never liked. Mechanically it is fine, it must be a fit or mental issue with it but, it does have nice wood on it.
     
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    It is especially nice from stations 3, 4 and 5. It will eat your lunch on 3, 6 and 8. I would go the used second barrel route. Ron
     
  8. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Remington 11-87 Premier with a 30 inch fixed full choke "Target Barrel" that has a step rib and comes with a Jack West adjustable comb stock, and a 26 inch "Target Barrel" with chokes. All of these come in a Remington green hard case. PM me if you are interested. JM
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    Of your three choices I would go with the rem. 1100 hands down. The brownings auto are complicated, the Win. sx are a good gun, but don't have the barrels as available as the 1100's. If you want a auto I say go with the Rem. 1100 or find a Beretta 391. Did not know your son was full grown and Yes I think he can swing the 30 inch barrel find in skeet. Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
  10. Bridger

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    I shoot a 30 inch 391 at skeet with no problem but its a light gun and swings easily. the 1100 might not work as well but as everyone says, plenty of barrels available
     
  11. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I have both a Rem and a Bertetta like both shoot a 28 choke tube for all skeet trap and sporting. The Beretta is less maintenance the 1100 is from the 1970's and the Beretta is a 1980's vintage best bank for the buck in all around shotguns.
     
  12. brownk80

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    A lot of Skeet shooters have gone to longer barrels so I don't think 30"s would be too long. I shot a Browning 325 with 30's for several years and never missed a bird because of the barrels. Your son and I are about the same size (6'1'' / 225 lbs.) so he should be OK with them.

    Nice Christmas present -- enjoy your time together.

    Brownk80
     
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