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Hoe does a Rem 3200 shoot

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bassetguy, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. bassetguy

    bassetguy TS Member

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    I have bene kicking around the idea of buying a Rem 3200 for trap. I have never shot one. Growing up I remember a guy in my hunting club use to shoot trap with one. Are they soft shooting? I have read that they require some factory breech modification. any input?
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    I think the Remington 3200 is one of the best bargains on the used gun market. Find one for sale and shoot it. You will know right away if it is user friendly. HMB
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I never picked one up that did not feel right.
     
  4. Bill Roberts

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    Where are you located?
     
  5. Mark-in-Maine

    Mark-in-Maine Member

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    The Remington 3200 is a wonderful trap gun. They are reasonably priced. They are soft shooters.
    (YMMV) If you ever get to Maine, you are welcome to shoot mine.

    Mark
     
  6. gdbabin

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    I absoultely love my Rem 3200s... they are all I shoot.


    However without my afliction, I'd recommend a Browning XT combo, which will serve you for the rest of your life.



    Guy Babin
     
  7. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    They shoot great (and this is coming from a Krieghoff man). However, they are complex mechanically, and to find service for one today you are looking at only one or two sources..... Mike
     
  8. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Mechanically complex? I don't think so. HMB
     
  9. SPACE GUN

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    One problem I have with mine is with the forearm, for some reason it split toward the rear, I have also seen this on other 3200's. Also I shoot a release pull for doubles and for it to work you must release the trigger a long way (this is a problem for me)
     
  10. k3uro

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    I have several, Release on some all pull on the others.

    The Receiver face is soft and if you shoot it enough the firing pins will drag. I had Laib fix 2 of mine this year. Should last forever now. I hope.

    I shot Trap mainly with mine but I have a back up Skeet gun, 32", choke tubes with sub gauge tubes. Kind of a put together thing but it works.

    It is important to have someone like Laibe inlet the wood or it will split. Of course there is no reason you can not do it yourself. I just do not know anything about inleting.

    The gun is a little heavy but a heavy gun helps stabilize your swing. I think they are well balanced and shoot will.

    I am not a great shot at anything, I guess I just like to hear the damm thing go bang.

    They have been around for a long time, you might want to spend the money and get one that has not been shot much or have a clunker worked on. I have always like clunkers. The first one I purchased had a blown barrel the home porting failed.

    If you are in OK give me a holler and you can barrow one of mine to shoot.

    Take care,

    Jim
     
  11. copperjohn

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    The 3200 is a wonderful gun won't hear alot of bad about them, a good value dollar for dollar, there is a nice looking seems well cared for listed here, you won;t be disappointed.
     
  12. fortycaliberglock

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    I started shooting trap this year and a few months ago, sought advice here and from friends on a trap gun. I bought a 3200 special trap for a great price and now, after many cases of shells, can hit 98 on a good day. It's soft shooting and hits where I aim. For me a couple drawbacks are a somewhat heavy trigger pull and the comb feels thin. That said, I love the gun.
     
  13. ExFedex

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    Have had one and although it beat my cheek up I loved the gun. However; I feel its like owning a racehorse or a Jaguar. They are beautiful but the vet bills or mechanical bills will kill you. If it breaks you will most likely have to ship it to a specialist. Factoring in insurance that will not be cheap either. Parts are not abundant like the other Remingtons. The guy that owns my old gun is happy so I hear. So am I. Shoot one and approach with caution.
     
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