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I recently bought a new Brwoning XT but I am not sure if I want to get rid of ole reliable (remington 1100) well maybe I should. The link in the remington broke a few months ago and I have not been able to shot it good at all. My average has gone from 95% to 85% I know this is all in my head but tonight I shot at one house with my remington and had a 17 out of 25. I switched to the Browning and had a 22. Is this all in my head or could the remington be ready for retirement? I really think it is in my head but cannot shake this little gremlin. Anyone have any ideas?

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Sounds more like the XT fits you a bit better than the Remington. Have you had a weight change since you shot better scores with the 1100?<br>
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If the link breaking spooks you, what are you gunna do if the XT breaks? Buy a P or K gun?
 

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It's all depending if you can bend over to pick hulls. For trap my 870 is great. Skeet ,Sporting clays I don't. I'm looking at a over under sometime this year for that reason. If not for back problems my 1100 would be great. Good Luck.
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Duckman ... you give us true Remington Social Workers a very bad rap when you try and take a memorable old friend from someone and not even offer to take a dime for it ... it is just like telling that nasty street walker she aint worth a plug nickle.

Please know Travis that I would be more than happy to offer you close to fair market day dream value for that 1100 and I will even split half of the shipping charges with you as long as the other 1/2 is paid in full by somebody else.

BTW ... what would be considered fair market for a faulty gun that wont break targets?
 

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Travioli-I am in the market for an 1100 as a backup gun but, it needs to be a trap model.-Jerald
 

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Travis don't do it. Don't sell the old girl off. The link is $10.00 and a 20 minute fix and that includes cleaning the trigger assembly and the installation of the link. Here is a great tutorial for the 1100 owner. I am sure there are others especially Kuhnhausen's book but this is the one I regularly refer to Great Pictures. http://www.refugeforums.com/refuge/showthread.php?s=e73b2b264a927704c5d51a34abd706bb&t=70691&page=2
This link jumps into the disassembly and includes the link. It should be obvious that the 1100 has a great following just by the posts above . They either want it for nothing or a give away price.
Brian said it best .You could buy a P or K gun.
 

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No the old girl is not for sale....I am going to give it a few more weeks and try to block the gremlins in my head so I can shoot her again.

Bigboy....thanks for the link when i have some time this weekend I am goingto lookat it. Hopefully it will show me how to replace the bolt handle.


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Travis , the operating handle just pulls out. It is held by a detent ball and spring. Just pull it out and when you are ready to install it push it in . The handle is held in by a ball and spring, Don't worry I have never had one (ball or spring) come out un expectantly.
 

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Bigboy,
Whenthe link broke I do not realize it at the time so in order to get the gun open someone on the line suggested I hit it by the bolt handle to open the action up. Well when I did this I broke off the handle. The guy that fixed the gun for me did agreat job but when I was shooting it probably about a week or two after I got the gun back the handle fell out I luckily found the handle. The bolt seems very sloppy now since that handleis not in there.....is this common....for instance I was scrubbing down the gun last night and I closed the action and the bolt jumped forward and I could not push it back open atleast not until I jiggled the bolt a little bit and basically realigned it then I was able to open it up again. I open back up by sliding the slide assembly.? when the gun is apart. I just ordered a new 1100 today though but would like to get the old one runing smoothly but like i said in my previous posts....it is either a gremlin on my back or there is soemthing definetly different with the gun.

Travis
 
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