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considering Remmington 3200 for doubles

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SeldomShoots, Mar 30, 2013.

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  1. SeldomShoots

    SeldomShoots Active Member

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    Winders (Carl) says they kick, and he wore one out. But I think he shot a lot of big loads out of it, and you should probably talk with him, as he has a permanent seat at the round table of knowledge. :)
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    There are better options out there. The Browning Citori and Beretta 68x lines are still being made, and parts and service are plentiful and cheap. The same CANNOT be said for the 3200. If you break something on a 3200, you go to Laibs, because they are pretty close to the ONLY source for 3200 parts (they bought the last of what the factory had left), and one of the few gunsmiths that work on them anymore. And since they pretty much cornered the market on parts and service, they can charge whatever they want.
     
  3. jrpackman

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    I have four of them and shoot both trap and skeet and five stand. They are the best all around guns I own. Never had a problem with any of them.
     
  4. zzt

    zzt Well-Known Member

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    I bought a used 30" 3200 Trap to shoot doubles with. It had all the updates. I paid $1400 for it and sold it for $1200 when I decided to make my unsingle into a combo. Two combos later and I still don't shoot doubles as well as I did with that gun.

    BTW, I always considered it soft shooting, WAY moreso than my Superposed. I sold it only because I tired of carrying two cases to each shoot instead of one.

    Even though the machining on the inside offends my tool & die maker sensibilities, I consider it more gun than a Browning, or even the Beretta 682 Gold E I owned. Think of it as a poor man's K32. As long as it is good shape and has all the updates, I think it is definitely worthy of consideration as a dedicated doubles gun. Good luck.
     
  5. prairieviper

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    The 3200 is great value for today's normal asking prices and an excellent choice for a doubles gun. It is correct that parts and service are limited. Someone already mentioned Laib's. John Mann (Remington gunsmith at the Grand American) of Mann & Son Sporting Goods, Pinckneyville, Illinois is a 3200 specialist and a good source for gunsmithing and parts for all Remington shotguns. You will find that the 3200 still has a large following.
     
  6. SPACE GUN

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    Try one, if you like it buy one, they are a fine gun and will do what you need. like all guns you need to have them checked by a good gunsmith once in awhile. One thing I do not like is (if you shoot a release trigger) they trigger must be released a long way to engage the second shot! I was told by 3 or 4 smitty's that it is the nature of the design of the trigger.
     
  7. Barry C. Roach

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    The suggestion to look at the Perazzi Mt6 is a good one. Much better quality and pointing gun.
     
  8. Joe Woods

    Joe Woods Well-Known Member

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    Remington 3200 has a good following & repairs are possible, remember 3200's are 1970's technology. It was a good gun in the 70's, have you ever shot one.
    I am sure every gun is different, my gun ,second shot, top barrel shot very high.There is a long list of things we could discuss.There are shooters that love the Rem. 3200. It would never be my primary gun but I do enjoy to shoot it.

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
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