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I have found a Remington 12 autolaoder I belive is a 1100. Any one know anything about this gun I dont work with enough money to go out and buy a big name guna remington is about as big name as I get anyone have any comments on autoloaders under $650 that are anybetter?
 

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For $650 you can buy an excellent 1100-Trap on this site. Just be a little patient. Get an older one - from the 70's if you can. It will do everything you want. I sold one a couple of years ago for $550 - wish I hadn't.

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I have an older 1100 Trap gun in mint condition with a 30 inch fixed choke step rib barrel and monte carlo stock. PM me if you are interested. JM
 

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Older 1100 traps go for much less money than the new ones- maybe 400-450 in outstanding condition

Make sure that is what you want- they are good guns

But for another 350-400 you can move to a Berretta 391 with choke tubes

Regards from Iowa
 

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I bought one in 1982 it has about 7000 rounds through it, all i have ever done was replaced the rubber o ring and drove a roll pin in the receiver to hold the trigger in. I own 7 or 8 1100's..
 

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For many people, reduced recoil is a primary reason for using an autoloader. And if it isn't now, it probably will be sometime in the future. I have a 1970s-vintage 1100 Tournament Trap and an 1100 field gun but always drooled over the Beretta trap autos until I shot one. For me, the felt recoil wasn't much softer than a fixed-breech gun, so you really should shoot one before buying.

Remington autoloaders can be purchased from a lot of sources for affordable prices. Parts for Remingtons are everywhere and aren't expensive. Release triggers, when/if needed, are readily available at reasonable prices. Replacement barrels for hunting, skeet, sporting clays, slugs, etc. can be easily found. I don't think any of those qualities apply to the Beretta autoloaders.

There are a LOT of Remington autoloaders - 1100s and 11-87s, primarily - out there happily breaking targets. It is true that they are less durable than the Berettas or a fixed-breech gun but from your post, I gather you are or will be a casual "fun" shooter - if so, a Remington autoloader will last you a long, long time.

By the way, I am quite fond of Beretta trap guns and own two of their trap combos. But for the casual shooter seeking an autoloading shotgun, I think the Remingtons are a better fit.

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Buy a good used one and you will never lose money on it.

You do not need a "better" gun to have fun. There are plenty of people who have shot winning scores with an 1100.

I prefer the way the Beretta fits me and I think it is a more reliable gun (needs less cleaning) but I am not sure it is $400 better if you are on a budget. Your 1100 will last a lifetime of "normal" use and if something breaks they are easy to fix and parts are reasonable.

The point is to shoot and have fun. You can buy a lot of ammo with the money saved. Some a--holes may look down on you at a "real" trap club. Ignore them for they are what they appear to be.

You will upgrade when the hook is set and your finances permit. I doubt less than 1 % of us shoot the gun we started with. But the 1100 is a good start.

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Thank you all for your thoughts. Everyones comments helped very much. I am not a very active shooter in the past but I recently got into skeet and trap shooting and enjoyed it alot but I feel the gun I have is holding my back a little so I am just looking for a reliable autoloader without dumping a ton of cash on it.

Agian thank everyone for your thoughts it really helped out!
 

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WOW this has to be a first. A question asked by a relative Newbie and not one negative flaming comment to the OP. I'm impressed fellas. I really am. LOL

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TRigger,
I have a mint 1100, with choke tubes and a decelerator pad, that will fit your budget. PM me if you have an interest.
Mark
 
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