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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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remington or winchester

Im having trouble deciding whether I should buy the the Remington 870 or the Winchester 1300. They both come up very nicely and feel good. Im just not sure which one is the better of the two. Any help and opinions would be great.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 06:22 PM
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My vote goes to the 870, no question in my mind which is the better proven performer. Good luck on your purchase.
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The only shotgun that I have ever owned was the Win 1300 speedpump. The whole thing is smooth and very nice to shoot. I like the way the pump ejects and reloads very fast and effortlessly. I know nothing about the Rem 870, sorry.



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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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Realistically, one isn't "better" than the other, they both have great track records and both will do what the other can do.
What it's going to boil down to is which do you think "Fits You" best.
I have the Rem. 870 not because it's better but because that's the one that felt most fitting to me at the time of purchase.
Good Luck to you on whichever one you decide on.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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While Winchester 1300 is a great gun, in my opinion, Remington's 870 is the great shotgun ever produced. I know there are people that would laugh at me for saying that but let me list a few reasons:

  1. Over 10 million produced so there are parts every where and any gunsmith that is worth his salt can fix it blind folded
  2. They are reliable. You probably will never need a gunsmith even though I have seen 2 with bent magazine ejectors that occasionally cause it to jam but look at reason 1
  3. They are inexpensive. Compared to other shotguns, I feel this is the best bang for your buck.
  4. I had an after market shoulder pad put on mine and cut it to fit. I had a gunsmith do this and it cost $40 including pad! You can do that with the 1300 also but I just wanted to tell that story.
I am a little biased since I have 2 870's and only one 1300 but I love all three.
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ford or chevy?
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 09:48 PM
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scouthunter I couldn't agree more. The pre 64 model 12 winchesters are a very good collector grade shotgun, however, the 870 has proven to be a great user friendly every day hunting shotgun.
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what about mossberg?
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sorry joel not my cup of tea!
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 12:11 PM
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I think I would go with the Remington only because of availability of parts, barrels, stocks, and chokes. You can pick them up at any and all sporting goods stores. Both are great guns but over the long haul the 870 will out shine the Winchester for these reasons.
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