3200 man wrote:With you 2 fellas bringing Winchester into this discussion , I'll have to say , my Mod 12's have served me well !
Shooting everything from the cheapest 2 3/4" 7/8 oz to some 3" hot handloads Buffered in 1 3/8 oz of shot .
They are still working today with some shooting over 300,000 rounds through them sooo , what can I say ?
And they have nice looking wood-sets and Bradley beads , not made of plastic with a glow in the dark thing on the barrel !
But , time will tell if todays guns can compare to ones made 75 years ago ?
1964...Winchester ditched quality and hand fitting for mass production as when comparing the X1 to the 1400 and/or the M12 to the 1200. Something about trying to make a silk purse outa a sow's ear?