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11-87 vs 1100

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Hello All. I have been invited to go skeet shooting with one of the guys I work with. I've never been before and don't know what to expect. I have asked around at work and was suprised that several of them have done it before.

I got to asking what to shoot with. Most of them were divided between a Remington 11-87 and 1100. Me, I own a Winchester Model 1200 pump that I've had since I was 16. A couple people laughed and said I was wasting my time with a pump gun. I know it's not necessary to have an autoloading shotgun. I have seen on tv people using o/u shotguns.

Actually I have 2 questions, 1. What type of shotshell should I use? 2. What is the difference between an 11-87 and an 1100?

If I like skeet shooting it provides an opportunity to buy another weapon. However, I don't want to spend the money on a benelli or beretta. I have had experience with brownings and didn't care for them.

Comments and ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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All of your loads will be 2 3/4" low brass target loads. For that... the 1100 is perfect.

I took 1st place in 1974 in the Boise Cascade Skeet / Trap Leagues using a 1100 against some very high dollar O/U Skeet shotguns.

Although I own multiple 11/87 and Valmet / Tikka O/U shotguns...my first choice for trap or skeet remains a Rem 1100.

For a new shooter... It would be my recommendation. A very skilled owner could get by with a pump...but would be at a distinct disadvantage on doubles.

The only advantage to the 11/87 over the 1100 is the ability to hunt with 3" shells.

You can find a good used one for $350 or less watching the gun shows. Clean it and replace the O Ring over the magazine tube and your GTG.

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