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Old 04-18-2010, 03:47 PM
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remington 1187 vs winchester sx3

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Hello i have been hunting and shooting 5stand with my marlin 120 foryears now and its time for a new shotgun i have narrowed it down to the two that fir me the best the remington 1187 and the winchester sx3 both in 12ga 28" berrel whitch would be the best suited for my use?

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Old 04-18-2010, 05:22 PM
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I shoot an 11-87 12 gauge. Bought it in 1987! - So it's as old as they get. Over the years I had to replace the o-rings several times and am on my second set of piston rings. It's still my go-to shotgun for dove, ducks and skeet. Bet an aluminum receiver shotgun would NOT have lasted what this Rem has been through.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:28 AM
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11-87 For Me

I bought my 11-87 'bout the same time Ray did. I used it while in Maine for shooting yotes at night on the edge of a frozen lake or in the very thick rabbit spruce over a deer kill.

Several years later I started guiding crow hunters and in some cases it went several days without a good cleaning after being rained on. Mine is the SPS-T model with a 21" bbl and all black. I put literally thousands of rounds thru it and have only changed the piston,piston seal,and bbl seal,one time.

One thing worthy of mention is that the 11-87's (at least my 21" bbl) will ONLY shoot full power loads. The very light stuff will not make my weapon function properly.

For the two weapons mentioned I would surely pick the 11-87.----pruhdlr

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:23 PM
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Pedigree of both is purdy good from my seat. I own an 1100 and an SX-1. I have no failures of any kind from either.

My "personal favorite" of the two is the SX-1. I've owned it longer though.

Is kinda apple vs. beans to your post.

Given Winchester's track record as of late, I'd tend to vote for the Remington (if it fits you and otherwise suits your needs).

If you run into a SX-1 in decent shape, give it a look. Not as versitile as the ones you mention though.

Tough call!

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:48 PM
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thanks for the input, i am going to decide on the remington and see how it goes

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:00 PM
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good choice, its cheaper, and will withstand punishment. It'll keep on goin n goin n goin. Parts are easilly availabe and wont break the bank. Ive had mine since 1990, and its still my favorite autoloader. I have also used an 1100 barrel for it, just enlarge the extractor cannelure with a dremmel, and ur good to go. Gas rings? you can use ordinary rubber rings you can buy at your local hardware store with the correct size, but it wouldnt last as long as the factory o rings but just the same, it'll work for about close to a thousand rounds before it gives up, but then, its only worth a few cents. go remington.
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