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Opening up a fixed full choke 1100

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by roger8918, Sep 26, 2009.

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  1. roger8918

    roger8918 Member

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    I have 2 older (1980 and 1981) 1100 magnum's, both with fixed full chokes that I would like to have opened up in order to shoot big steel. I have contacted Remington and they said that both guns can handle steel but that they recommended that I keep it smaller then #2 considering the full choke. The guns will be used for goose and duck (#2 and BB Steel) and for Pheasant (#5 Lead). Who would be a good Smith to send my barrels to? Price is a consideration, as I hoping not to pay the price of tweaking a high dollar trap gun.
     
  2. prairieviper

    prairieviper Active Member

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    Try Stu Wright, Pinckneyville, Illinois at 618 357-8933 or visit the website at the link listed above. I have always been happy with Stu Wright's work.
     
  3. RickN

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    Pat Gottberg would do a good job.
     
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    at the cheap price of 1100 barrels I would just buy a new one, the way you want it . If you modify the one you have you will never get any thing out of it
     
  5. Porcupine

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    I recommend you keep the fixed-choke Remington barrel as is and buy a new 1100 barrel built to take choke tubes. Those fixed-full Remington trap barrels (along with the old Brownings) throw the best patterns for breaking clays that I've ever shot with. That barrel is worth a lot more the way it is. Leave it alone. For the same price you can but a new Classic Trap barrel.

    LA in MA
     
  6. roger8918

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    Thanks All,

    Porcupine, these are not trap guns and not trap barrels. They are 30" fixed full choke 3" barrels. Not much of a used market for these babies.

    ricks1, I'm all ears if you can put me on to any cheep 3" 1100 barrels.

    prairieviper, I considered Wrights but they want $95 per barrel....that is more then I can spend.

    RickN, I will give Gottberg a call Monday. He has a 2008 price list on his site and it states $50 to open a choke. that's in my ballpark!

    and Terry, just what I needed to hear. I'll also call Ahlman's on Monday. By the way how did you like your new patterns?

    Roger
     
  7. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Shoot it as is. #2 steel will bring down a goose at 50 yards. I have a friend that presses the Remington envelope every season with BBs out of the same gun and it shows no change. Shoot the #2s and hit 'em in the head.
     
  8. emm2

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    Try Carlsons in Kansas. choketube.com
     
  9. redhawk44

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    Brownells sells adjustable reamers for ~55$ that will do the job for you and then you can do all the barrels you want.

    All you need in the line of tools is a 1" micrometer, a tap wrench, a small adjustable spanner and a little cutting oil.

    It is about as hard to do as slipping on a mossy rock.
     
  10. hmb

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    You also need to know a few tricks of the trade to do the job right. HMB
     
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