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militia_bob
04-25-2006, 11:11 AM
Wondering if Calguns members can help me answer some questions. I'm looking for a nice skeet gas gun. Anyone know what the difference is between the Remington 1100 and the 11-87? Which one would be better suited for skeet and general shooting?

Which one stays cleaner and is reliable with light loads?

Thanks!

maxicon
04-25-2006, 12:32 PM
The 11-87 is an updated version of the 1100, and many people consider it improved, but it's more expensive, in general. It's easier to switch between different loads with the 11-87, but some prefer the balance and handling of the 1100.

They both have a very good reputation, and I don't think you can go wrong with either.

There's a ton of discussion on this out in the newsgroup archives:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&q=1100%20%2211-87%22&sa=N&tab=wg

max

metalhead357
04-25-2006, 8:15 PM
Most of my experience with the 1100's is (now) a lil' old. IIRC & somebody correct me if'n I'm wrong but the 1100's dont have removable chokes~ whatcha buy is whatcha get vs. the 11-87 with removable ones.................

Riodog
04-25-2006, 10:26 PM
Most of my experience with the 1100's is (now) a lil' old. IIRC & somebody correct me if'n I'm wrong but the 1100's dont have removable chokes~ whatcha buy is whatcha get vs. the 11-87 with removable ones.................


I've got a new 1100 28ga with removable chokes. Luv it
Also got a 1187 12ga. Both excellent game guns.
Citories for trap and skeet.
Rio

metalhead357
04-26-2006, 12:37 AM
Ahhhh, now see! arnt IIIIIIIII glad I premised mee-self! I do know that older ones didn't have removables~ when exactly the changeover? I dunno.................

militia_bob
04-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Thanks for the information Maxicon!

JiminCA
04-29-2006, 2:24 PM
IIRC 1100's are 2-3/4 chambers. 11-87's are 3 or 3-1/4 chambers. Matters if you're a duck hunter. Probably not to anyone else.

tankerman
05-06-2006, 6:44 PM
the 1187 was the 1100 with supposedly 87 improvements hense the '87' thats the claim when they first came out.

Ryoushi
05-07-2006, 8:38 AM
the 1187 was the 1100 with supposedly 87 improvements hense the '87' thats the claim when they first came out.

There's a very good reason Remington didn't discontinue the 1100 when they came out with the 11-87. The 1100 was a bit lighter than the 11-87 and points quicker which is it's biggest selling point. If you hunt more upland birds than waterfowl, and shoot some skeet a 12 guage 1100 with a 26" barrel makes for a sweet all around shotgun.

ohsmily
05-15-2006, 1:06 PM
IIRC 1100's are 2-3/4 chambers. 11-87's are 3 or 3-1/4 chambers. Matters if you're a duck hunter. Probably not to anyone else.

never heard of 3 1/4 inch round. You mean 3.5 inch round...?

"The 11-87 is basically an 1100 with a compensating gas system. It can expel excess gasses that would otherwise batter the gun when shooting 3" loads or heavy magnum 2 3/4" loads. The 1100 standard is not capable of expelling the gasses and will be battered if using heavy magnum loads, it is also chambered for 2 3/4" only."

xenophobe
05-19-2006, 10:16 AM
1100 2 3/4" shells only
11-87 2 3/4"-3" shells

metalhead357
05-21-2006, 12:05 PM
1100 2 3/4" shells only
11-87 2 3/4"-3" shells

I thought the newer 1100's also took 3":confused:

maxicon
05-21-2006, 12:24 PM
The new 1100 G3 does, but I don't think the others do:

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/shotguns/model_1100/model_1100_G3.asp

max