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popplecop
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:53 am  Reply with quote
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Picked up this gun yesterday for the express purpose of duck hunting in SW La. Do to blind construction where I hunt my SxSs or O/Us are to hard to reload. This SA is in good condition and has a 28" barrel including the deluxe PolyChoke. Can already hear the snide remarks about ugly. Didn't buy it for looks, besides it's a SA. Should be great with our steel reloads when I make my first hunt there in Sept. for teal, then is our annual hunt in Jan. Up here in Wis. I use a SxS 16 for ducks with bismuth and Kent Matrix. Anyway I paid 190 for the 1100, weighs in at 8 lbs., good blind shotgun.

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morngstar
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:16 am  Reply with quote
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Beautiful gun!
Beautiful price!!
Beautiful choke!!!
Beautiful Gauge!!!!

Beauty is in the eye of the finger on the trigger.

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BarkeyVA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:27 am  Reply with quote
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popplecop wrote:
Anyway I paid 190 for the 1100, weighs in at 8 lbs., good blind shotgun.


I'd pay $190 for it, too!

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Lon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:39 am  Reply with quote
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Popplecop,

What's the story behind finding this gun for such a reasonable price? Do you frequent pawn shops? Do you have all the local gun shops on the lookout for 16 ga. guns?

What's your strategy?

Thanks,
Lon

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popplecop
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:30 am  Reply with quote
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Help out at a gunsmith buddies' shop, but this gun came from a friend. He bought 5 1100s in order to get the 410 skeet and 28 skeet. Also got a like new 12 and 16 both original. Those 4 1100s are in 95-98% original and also early models. The 5th one was this 16 with the Poly and the only one I was interested in. I already have 5 other 16 semi autos, 3-11/48s a standard A5 and a Sweet 16. I wanted this one for ducks and the price was right.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:00 pm  Reply with quote



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Is it ok to shoot steel through a poly choke?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:06 pm  Reply with quote
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Yes

http://www.poly-choke.com/choke.htm

Good luck on the DUCKS Very Happy
Mike

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WHEAT
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:25 pm  Reply with quote
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My friends used to bug me about the poly choke on my gun. They called it a "corn cob" on the end of my barrel. We hunted for both partridge and ducks. While those guns were fumbling around with choke tubes just one twist of the choke and I had what I wanted. Later when they saw how well it took game they changed their minds. Now the call it "Dial a kill". Have fun with it! Great deal. Regards RB

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popplecop
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:02 pm  Reply with quote
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Also have a Rem. 31 with a Poly too, of course in 16. Think they'll make a good pair of travel guns for waterfowl and what ever else may arise.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:34 am  Reply with quote



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Should you be shooting steel through a 1963 barrel ??
Not sure how much you will be shooting, but might be worth just running some nice shot through her.
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WHEAT wrote:
My friends used to bug me about the poly choke on my gun. They called it a "corn cob" on the end of my barrel. We hunted for both partridge and ducks. While those guns were fumbling around with choke tubes just one twist of the choke and I had what I wanted. Later when they saw how well it took game they changed their minds. Now the call it "Dial a kill". Have fun with it! Great deal. Regards RB


I have a poly on my A5 std, really like it in the field, esp on waterfowl. See the birds working a bit farther out and give it a twist. I have considered it for my 12 ga Beretta auto, they now make a screw in poly choke. Replace your screw in choke and get a poly choke. My problem is, gets me over thinking in the field.
Never a good thing Rolling Eyes
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popplecop
PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:49 am  Reply with quote
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Have an Ithaca 37 16 28" barrel choked Mod. that has probably digested over 500 rounds of no. 2 and 4 steel shot with out any change in choke. It was made in 58, so not worried.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:58 pm  Reply with quote
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Got out today and shot some pasture clays with the 1100. I just dialed the old Poly to IC and crushed the birds, was using some Federal no. 7.5 1 oz. loads Very, very happy with this set up and shotgun. Have always been a SxS or O/U person the last 40 yrs., have some A5s and 11-48s, but don't shoot them that often. Will say the gas operated 1100 has lighter recoil. All in all am very please with my purchase, poly and all.

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WHEAT
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:19 pm  Reply with quote
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popplecop wrote:
Got out today and shot some pasture clays with the 1100. I just dialed the old Poly to IC and crushed the birds, was using some Federal no. 7.5 1 oz. loads Very, very happy with this set up and shotgun. Have always been a SxS or O/U person the last 40 yrs., have some A5s and 11-48s, but don't shoot them that often. Will say the gas operated 1100 has lighter recoil. All in all am very please with my purchase, poly and all.
Sounds really good! I am a left hander and I have been interested in the 1100. If a left hand version came around I would be interested. Last winter I had a chance to buy one and I hesitated and lost out on it. Crying or Very sad Regards RB

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:53 pm  Reply with quote
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Wheat, good luck in your quest. Years back there was an 1100 LH in the rack at the gunsmith shop I help out at and I bought it and gave it to my brother. It was a 12 ga. with a M choke, he promptly took it out and killed a nice tom with it.

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