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New Winchester 101

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Saw a shooter with a new Winchester 101 trap model, it looks like a very impressive gun for the money.

    Lou
     
  2. nailer123

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    Is there anyway to pick one up without a dealers license.I need a doubles gun
     
  3. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    These guns have a .742 bore, same locking system as the Beretta --2 tapered pins, plus good looking wood & tubes.

    Lou
     
  4. Michael Jobe

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    Just got ahold of my local dealer and asked him to call Zander's about getting me a SE Trap. If I can can one for less than $1100, that's a steal.

    Thanks for the heads up.

    ~Michael
     
  5. Gary Waalkes

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    Do you really believe you can buy a quality o/u gun that can stand up to shooting thousands of shells per year for a grand??
     
  6. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Gary

    The Select has been around long enough to be getting some pretty good round counts.

    It is made by FN Belgium, and is sold by Winchester. The reduced prices on these guns is an incentive to buy.

    I have serviced several of them. They are very well made, and have a good design.
     
  7. ramorton

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    This is one of the reason's I just bought a 9yr. old Perazzi Combo, but found it "as New." Too many gimmicks that do not work. I have owned ported guns, cannot tell one bit of difference in recoil. I can tell the difference when I go to clean the rib and barrel. Screw chokes are worthless to me. I shoot it all with fixed chokes from the factory. They do build the guns after all and know something about barrel dynamics. just my opinion, Roy
     
  8. Rem870TB

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    In regards to the Franchi, if you enter $600.00 in the inflation calculator on the link, today's equivelent is $3,000.00+

    A $600.00 gun was quite a bit of money in 1969, as I recall, and definitely a couple notches above a $1,000.00 gun in 2008 dollars.
     
  9. 5spd

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    My 1984 beretta 685S has over 60,000 rounds through it over the years with not one single problem and I paid $385 from Kmart of all places when they sold guns.
    I also have a 20 ga win 1400 with 8000 rounds through it with not a problem either, paid $50 at WalliysWorld for it in 1997, new & it was dicountinued. I use these guns every week to a tune of 250 rnds each.
    So yes a gun under $1k does hold up.
    I have seen a few Winchester Selects at the local trap/skeet club and no one is complaining about them not performing either.
     
  10. slide action

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    There are plenty of Model 12s and 870s that have been shooting HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of rounds and the people paid MUCH LESS than a Grand for them. Vic Rienders put over a million through his model 31 and Rudy Etchen exceeded that with his famous 870.From what I have seen from the Win. Select, it is a well built gun for the money and the people who shoot them love them.You sure don't hear many owners complaining about them.
     
  11. 635 G

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    Now you are getting to the real issue, will a Chevy outlast a Mercedes, if they had the same maintenance. How many Remingtons, are sent back for an annual.

    Lou
     
  12. GrubbyJack

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    Lets see the 101 is made by FN Belgium,
    the 22 is made in Russia,
    Is the model 70 the only thing made in the USA...???
    Grubby
     
  13. slide action

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    Well, I've been shooting trap for over nearly 40 years now and If there ever was an 870 "sent back for a annual" I never heard about it! I do know of a few Model 12s going into the shop for a tune up, but they required only a few small parts and those guns were shooting targets LONG BEFORE MOST TRAPSHOOTERS WERE BORN!
     
  14. Michael Jobe

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    Well, I've gone ahead and ordered a Select Energy Trap, and hope to have it this week, or early next.

    I know there are several posters here shooting SEs. Any thoughts or opinions on care so I can avoid the fore-end crack these guns are known for (or if it's a later production gun, is this less of a concern?)? I've read not to slam the action shut (which I don't do on break action guns anyways), and something about how you set the fore-end screw making it less likely to crack.

    Thanks,

    ~Michael
     
  15. Michael Jobe

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