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Is a vent rib needed?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Scouterforlife, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. Scouterforlife

    Scouterforlife TS Member

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    Hellooo, I'm new to the forum. I've been looking at getting a Remington 1100 12 gauge, but the one I've been looking at doesn't have a vent rib bbl. Are they necessary for skeet/trap shooting? Also, how may extra shells do you think this holds?(see image)

    Thanks,
    Jacob C.
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    No, you do not NEED a vent rib.
     
  3. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    There is no rule saying you must have a rib of any kind on your gun ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. YODA100

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    Now that is what I call real bait. Even Tron can learn from this one.
     
  5. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    As for the magazine capacity, I would say that it only holds 5 rounds total. That is not an extended magazine, but rather a barrel weight. I think I have seen the Incredible Hulk shooting this particular gun.


    GneJ
     
  6. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    For the sake of uniformity the weight should extend to the end of the barrel or even a little past that so you can rest your gun on it in between shots ...
    WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    WPT, would whacking just a bit off the barrel work?
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    TH,
    Thats included in Plan "B" along with a stick on sight ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Jacob, After the ninnie's get done with all their nonsense ! :) Do yourself a big favor. If you are going to shoot trap buy a used 1100 trap gun. If you are going to shoot squirrels buy the one without the rib. Bill
     
  10. bluedsteel

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    No, as was stated earlier, you don't NEED a ventilated rib.

    I recall a medical seminar once where a student asked if a scalpel was an absolute neccesity to perform an appendectomy. The instructor (a general surgeon) replied "yes". The student kept pushing him on the question, to which the surgeon finally replied "well, OK, I guess if you had to, you could perform an appendectomy with a shovel, but why would you?"

    bluedsteel
     
  11. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    The hippie guy is incorrect. It is an extended magazine, not a weight. Yes, you need a vent rib for ATA trap. Heat waves will affect your view of the target if you shoot without a vent rib.
     
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