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Remington STS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esoxhunter, Oct 4, 2010.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Any of you people out there know anything about the Remington STS sporting clays gun. A friend of my son is interested in purchasing an over/under for sporting clays shooting. He has a very limited budget. ($1000 maximum). I noted that Guns Unlimited had a special on the STS for $1000. This seems like a decent price for someone on a tight budget. I think they were made in Italy and have recently been dropped from production by Remington. Any input you can supply me would be appreciated. Thanks. Ed
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    Gun also known as the Premier STS. See thread on Shotgunworld.
    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=174381
     
  3. esoxhunter

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    Fred: I understand what you are saying. This guy already has a "cheap over/under". I believe it's an "Escort" that was made in Turkey. He has had nothing but trouble with it. I told him to buy an 1100 with choke tubes and he could shoot trap or sporting clays with it. Nope. He wants an O/U. He has been looking for a used Citori with choke tubes. But even then, there are very few Citori's out there that go for $1000. He's a very nice guy; but he just needs to save more $$. I noticed that the Remington STS Competition was made by Sabatti in Italy. I thought maybe this was a gun that was somewhat well made, but Remington priced themselves out of competition with it. Anyway, just thought there might be somebody on here that has input on this gun. Thanks. Ed
     
  4. short shucker

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    As I understand it the Remington O/U y'all are speaking of is made by Sabatti. Sabatti makes a fine quality gun and they are Itallian. The couple of these that I've handled were fine shooting guns with a descent enough trigger. The only flaw I could find was the wood to metal fit was a little on the poor side, but nothing alarming.

    If you can buy one new for 1K or less, that would be a good deal.

    ss
     
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    The ones i have looked at seemed to be a nice gun for the price. I think it is in the category of some of the Wichester 101's which are good starter guns. I personally have not heard any horror stories about them but as others have said you usually get what you pay for. This is my 2 cents anyway---Matt
     
  6. Ducky

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    Hi, I have one of these with 30 inch barrels and seems to be a nice enough gun. My son shoots it very well for an AIM kid. I did have an ejector seer round out and I asked about repairing it at the Remington store at the grand and the smiths did not have any parts. So I track down parts and there is only one importer in the whole country. It took them 2 weeks to get the part to me. Kinda dis-appointed with the whole deal. I am thinking of trading it off. I too am a Remington guy. This gun doesn't really have anything to do with Remington though. Hope this helps...

    Scott Lambe, St Charles Illinois
     
  7. Oregunner

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    There are two guys at our club that bought these Sabatti guns. The 28 gauge is starting to get some rounds shot through it at 5 Stand and has had no issues yet. The 12 gauge wouldn't fire the second barrel right out of the box. It was sent back to Remington and came back supposedly fixed. It is spending most of it's time in his gun safe now, because of lack of confidence in it working every time. It is amazing to me how many new guns have issues. Quality control is really lacking now a days. I have had a chance to buy an STS and decided to pass. I have had many less issues with B guns. I hate to say it, but with O/Us you usually get what you pay for. Italians build guns at all price points. Just because it's an Italian gun doesn't guarantee quality, especially with heavy sporting use. I have a Fausti that has been shot loose in just a few thousand rounds. Don't get me started on Turkish guns. People just can't believe that you can wear a pretty gun out. Cheap and guns usually don't work well together.
     
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    I just sold a Savage Milano a while back and it was a great quality field gun made in Italy by F.A.I.R.

    I think Savage has discontinued them, but they have all the features you want.

    FYI - I would help him add a little weight in the stock for comfort with those high power clays loads.

    TNCoach
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    Ed, have your friend keep looking around!!! Have him look for some SKB's and Win. Select Energy guns as well as Brownings. I'm sure he can find one of these three around if he trys. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    After hearing from just a couple owners here i think i like "Jeff's" idea better. Spread your search a little wider and you'll find a Browning or Winchester fall in his price range. They have at least been around long enough to know how they hold up.---Matt
     
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    I have a Winchester Select Energy. They are good for the money. Used ones are cheap as they lose value quickly.

    Most "cheap" O/U's are just that.

    Best to save a bit more and get a used Citori or Beretta. Decent gun and parts will always be easy to get.

    Don Verna
     
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    Rick: I saw that classified on the sporting clays website. If it is decent shape that might be just what he is looking for. I sent him an email. Hopefully he lives in Wisconsin; so it can be looked at. Thanks.. Ed
     
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