Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby talltimber » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:43 am

Bug Doc wrote:
shoveler_shooter wrote:I used an 1100 for one season. Nothing wrong with them, I am just more of a pump guy and personal preferences led me to something else. One thing I hated/hate about 1100s is the button safety mechanism under the loading gate. Have to have one hand holding it down and the other hand to load, or push it in with the brass of the shell. Don't know about anyone else but IMO it's a pain in the rear.


If you use the nose of the shell to depress the button when loading it's not a problem at all. It just needs a slightly different technique.


Beat me to it. X2, not a problem. Just start your slide from farther back. Works great.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby Yuchi1 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:18 pm

When I called Remington CS (1988) and asked about "steel shot safe" barrels, was told any barrel manufactured from 1978, to-date was good to go, except they recommended nothing larger than #2's in FULL barrels. YMMV.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby lostknife4 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:43 am

I heard 1100's are only for target and energizer bunnies, no good at all for Foul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby rcase1234 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:26 pm

lostknife4 wrote:I heard 1100's are only for target and energizer bunnies, no good at all for Foul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A lot of 1100 models are geared toward target use. But that doesn't mean they can ONLY be used for targets. For example, my barrel on my 1100 is a Target Contour meaning it is made for 1 1/8 oz loads or lighter. But I can get a new barrel that will have smaller gas ports so I can use any 2.75" shell of any size. With a synthetic stock and forearm plus a new field barrel for all 2.75" loads my 1100 could be a nice duck slayer.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:29 am

Nope , it's no good.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby A5Gunner » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:43 pm

The first serious duck gun I had was an 870 super mag. That gun beat the hell out of me, especially with 3.5 shells. After comming home with a bruised soulder and bloody lip one day I bought what I could aford at the time, a synthetic 1100. I killed a heck of a lot more with that soft shooting 2-3/4 gun than the 870 any day. Part confidence and part comfort, that was and is a great duck gun. :thumbsup:

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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby REM1100 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:18 am

Thanks Bug Doc as I had also a slow problem reloading. The Rem 1100 I had bought second hand 9 years ago, I had a gunsmith ream out the 30" full choke to modified ad I have had no barrel bulge using BBs but it likes #1s better. I changed out the stock spring and carry an extra O ring.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby lostknife4 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:19 am

My neighbor, who has since passed on, used an 1100 for everything, he won eight Winchester trap/skeet target sets at various competitions using his 1100. He told me at two shoots the win rep would like him to shoot a Winchester and he obliged only they broke down and he finished the rounds with his 1100 and won two more sets of guns. They were beautiful looking guns just didn't work as good as his 1100. I have never owned an 1100 but I have used them on the skeet field but they never seemed to fit me, maybe I was just too used to my Superposed Browning's.
Good guns, properly fitted with barrels, chokes and stocks they can and are used for everything, at least the older ones are not sure of any of the new production.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:28 am

I really like 1100/1187s they seem to fit me well. They are easy to work on and fix which I enjoy and parts are also easy to find. I lump the 2 models together since they are mechanically the same except for the gas relief valves in the barrel collar of the 1187.
My newest one I built from scratch on a 2 3/4" 1100 receiver, added the heavier action sleeve, a stiffer stock spring and a 3" Hastings WL barrel.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby Sprigs68 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:11 pm

Been using my mid 70's model 1100 every duck season since 1982. I have other guns, but it is my go to more times than not. Probably average a case of steel no. 2's each season and has been very reliable. Replaced the action spring with a wolf spring about 10 years ago which brought it back to its original snapiness.

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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby Rider » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:03 am

The fixed MOD choke throws full patterns with steel shot. Dicey inside 25y.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby blackduck_killer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:23 pm

I wouldn't call the fixed mod throwing a full pattern dicey inside of 25 yards. It just encourages shooting the front of the bird, and in reality I have found remingtons modified to pattern more like improved modified with steel.
I'd have to say I would rather include a bird or 2 in my bag that I blew up by centerring with a tight choke at close range then lose cripples to a pattern thats too open.
But back on topic I bought my girlfriend a remington 1100 to try and get back my Browning Silver Hunter, I may just trade and take the 1100. I have come to love the 1100 and am looking to add either an 1100 or 1187. Well after I decide if I want a O/U.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby lostknife4 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:41 am

Told ya earlier, 1100's are no good for ducks...................... Lost
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:44 am

The problem is that they are a good "fit" for most people, they work extremely well as their reputation has proven, with the right choke and some times not the right choke you will hit what you have pointed it at and with 2-3/4" cheap ammo, so with a half dozen or so shells you will limit out very early in the hunt. You will get super frustrated waiting for all the rest of the crew to get a bird or two, fix their guns in the field and try to "borrow" your remaining ammo. So that's why I said the 1100 is no good for duck hunting. Someone said on here that "the only thing a duck hunter hates more is another hunter who gets more ducks than they do" so you will end up with no friends and you'll be hunting alone in the future because no one will ask you to go hunting. LOL.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby Yuchi1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:08 am

I have heard it takes Lost almost the entire day to fill his limit.

Seems it takes almost an hour to walk to each bird he's downed with TSS. :wink:
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby lostknife4 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:46 am

RFLMAO yes but it's true LOL Morning, noon and evening flights of two birds per flight..................... Great way to spend the day.
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby jehler » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:46 pm

rcase1234 wrote:I just got a new 1100 this year and would like to duck hunt with it a few times. I have a dedicated duck pump gun but I like to switch it up and would like to try this cause its my first new semi. Should I use it? It is 2.75" only

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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:54 pm

lostknife4 wrote: "the only thing a duck hunter hates more is another hunter who gets more ducks than they do" so you will end up with no friends and you'll be hunting alone in the future because no one will ask you to go hunting. LOL.
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Lol, I'm going to tell my self this why I hunt alone!
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Re: Anyone use an 1100 for duck hunting?

Postby Fowl'in up NORTH » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:45 pm

Used my dads 1100 that he bought with his paper route money. Still feels right when I pick it up. Only if I had the funds to track down a Left handed one and throw a wadlock barrel on it.
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