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Remington 1100 sporting 28 gauge

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  1. 24 straight

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    I am thinking of buying a small gauge shotgun for my grandsons for Christmas. I'm looking at the Remington 1100 Sporting 28 gauge. Does anyone have any experience with this gun? and is there a good place to buy one over the internet? I hope to get these kids interested in shooting at an early age.
    Thanks, 24 straight.
     
  2. Setterman

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    their great little guns. The empties however fly about 8 ft, and of course the shells are expensive unless you have a reloader. Wish the barrels were 2 inches longer.
     
  3. Dickgshot

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    Remington did lengthen the barrels from 25" on the 70's skeet version to 27" on the sporting clays version. If it were me I would get him the 20 gauge sporting clays version. Not much difference in the weight or recoil, and the shells are way cheaper. Chasing down hulls from an automatic is a pain.
     
  4. Hitapair

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    Have a NWTF 1100 Sporting 28 for sale. NIB $675
     
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    I have one with the shorter barrel and love it. It is already nominated for my grandson.
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

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    I've shot this gun, and it's pretty dang nice. Recoil is low. I have nothing negative to say about this gun.<br>
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    However, the shells are a different story. Keep in mind that 28ga shells are not cheap, unless you're reloading.<br>
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    I suggest instead looking at an 1100 or 1187 20ga. These will cycle the cheaper promotional 2-1/2 dram 7/8 ounce loads. Recoil is very soft with these loads. I started both of my kids with this setup - my son with an 1100 LT-20 and my daughter with an 1187 20ga Premier (discontinued, but some wholesellers and dealers still have them.) For the 20ga, the 1100 shoots a bit softer than the 1187, because the 1187 uses a very light action sleeve (it's been skeletonized). The softest is to find a used 1100 LT-20 Magnum model and fit it with a non-magnum 2-3/4" barrel. The magnum uses a much heavier action sleeve, and this dampens the recoil even more. And it still cycles the light promo loads. (The one advantage of the 1187 20ga is that it will cycle light 2-3/4" and heavy 3" loads in the same barrel. This might be a consideration if waterfowl or turkey hunting is on the menu.)<br>
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  7. gkinla

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    24 straight, I have a 1100 28 ga Sporting I bought from superXjeff two years ago. I loved it, really smacked the targets. My 10 year old son wanted to start shooting skeet. He is small in stature, so I bought a 1100 light weight stock on ebay and cut the stock down for him. The 27 inch barrel was a tad too long so I found a 25 inch fixed skeet barrel at Corson's Shotgun Barrels. With the 1 1/2 inch off the stock and the 25 inch barrel the balance is near perfect for him. He is doing quite well with it on stations 1 and 7, stations 2 and 6 about 50%. I had him shoot station 8 during the Thanksgiving break and after seeing several go over his head "gee dad they are fast" he started hitting the over head targets. As he grows I can add spacers, replace the 25 inch barrel with the 27 inch, put the original stock back on. When he gets older and he wants to continue I will upgrade him to a 20 ga over and under...gkinla
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

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    BTW, my son (who's now 18) was supposed to hand his 1100 LT-20 down to his sister, but he insisted that I let him keep it. He still shoots it as often as he can, and unless heavy loads are needed, prefers to shoot it over his 1187 12ga.
     
  9. SX-1 Man Bud

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    Hello Hitapair,

    I'm interested in the Model 1100 28ga. Please send me your email address

    Thanks, Bud
     
  10. jimbob

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    I have one of the newer ones and really like it. It's a hull flinger though!
     
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    Agree with Brian on this. The 20 gauge youth 1187 may be a better choice for your grandkids.
     
  12. Michael Jobe

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    To keep it from flinging the hulls a half mile, take the O-ring off. It will work like a normal auto then. Remington drilled the gas ports too big on all the Sporting 28s. Mine tore itself apart three times before I removed the O-ring. No further parts failures since then.

    ~Michael
     
  13. 24 straight

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    Hitapair, could you send information and pictures about the 28? Thanks 24 straight
     
  14. Hitapair

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    1100 has been sold. Will contact you if the deal goes south. Thanks. Rich
     
  15. ronbo142

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    I bought one of Sporting guns about 10 years ago, great bird gun used mine for quail, rabbits, grouse and pheasants.

    You can buy 1oz 28ga shells in #6s shear death on pheasants.

    ronbo
     
  16. ROB B

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    CALL BILL AT 517-404-3355 HE HAS A REM. 1100 28GA. FOR $625.-- LOOKS NEW; ROB
     
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    Killers on quail!
     
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  19. superxjeff

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    I have owned 3 1100 sporting 28's and sold each of them when something shiny caught me eye. I have also owned 2 browning over/unders as well as the Ruger and a Beretta. My next 28ga purchase will be another sporting 28ga with either barrel. Sad to say I think I shot the 25 inch barrels better then the new 27 inch barrels. I sold my first 25 inch Sporting 28 toDean-o from this site to get a 27 incher and I never shot the 27 incher as well as I did the 25 incher. I taught my wife to shoot trap with the 25 incher with 3/4 OZ of 9's and she broker 17 hir first round of singles. She was not breaking them quick either. The 20's are cheaper and if you load 3/4 OZ loads the recoil isn't bad at all. I don't know why it is but I can kill Starlings farther with my 28 ga guns then I can my 20ga guns. I believe they are worth the extra hassel and cost. Just get a loader and buy 3 cases of shells to get emptys. The granson will love it. A guy could go cheap and get one of those CZ 28ga guns or one of the Bakiel's( Spartan's by Remington). I have never shot any shotgun better then I have my 28ga Remington 1100's for what I use them for. Jeff
     
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