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 Post subject: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:04 am 
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I am thinking about getting a Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic. This is the 12 gauge 30" synthetic-stocked model with the adjustable comb and the built in Gracoil system.

I haven't heard much about these particular models lately, and I don't see many of them. I like the 1100's since I have owned them before and was very happy with them.

Does anyone have any experience with the 1100 Competition Synthetic that they would be willing to share?

I like the Berertta A400...but the Remington 1100's just feel better in my hands.

Thanks for any feedback from owners or former owners.

bluedsteel




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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:28 am 
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The reason why you don't see much about 1100s here is that they have long been out of favor among "serious" Sporting Clays shooters. You'll see at least fifty Beretta semi-autos on the course for every 1100. Over the long run, the Berettas are just more reliable guns and malfunctions during a tournament are the last thing anyone wants. A Beretta can also go longer without cleaning than an 1100 (though they are harder to clean when the time comes).


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm 
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If we were turning back the clock 35-40 years I would say go for it. The 1100 just doesn't stand up like the Beretta's do under SC competition. They aren't the same semi auto they were years ago either. I don't mean that in a good way. You can dress them up all you want they still won't stand up like a Beretta 300 series.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Good luck finding one. AJ shotguns has the Jack West stocks if you have an 1100

http://www.ajshotgun.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Location: Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
I shot a 1100 competition for a year nothing but problems with
shell latches, extractors O rings etc carried a bag of spare parts
with me at all times, as mentioned they just don't make them
like they used to. Had mine break during a tournament
and used my buddy's 391 techneys and never picked
1100 back up again. If you like the 1100 you will not be
at all disappointed with Beretta 391 techneys or the new
400 series

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Location: Underhill VT
I shoot the old 1100 competition with wood stock adjustable comb,
have shot over 15,000 clays with no isue, still has origional "O" ring..


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I've had so much trouble with mine that I sold my 391's. :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:33 pm 
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You don't have to get the hard to find synthetic Competition. I got an older 1100 and put a Jack West synthetic stock and a 28" Hastings barrel. Like you, it fit me better than my 391 and I'm shooting it better. The one problem with the synthetic Competition is the 30" ProBore barrel which is too heavy.
Get a older1100 in good shape, buy the synthetic stock, with or without the "bumpbuster" and build your own. Don't listen to the 1100 haters.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:19 am 
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dickgtax wrote:
You don't have to get the hard to find synthetic Competition. I got an older 1100 and put a Jack West synthetic stock and a 28" Hastings barrel. Like you, it fit me better than my 391 and I'm shooting it better. The one problem with the synthetic Competition is the 30" ProBore barrel which is too heavy.
Get a older1100 in good shape, buy the synthetic stock, with or without the "bumpbuster" and build your own. Don't listen to the 1100 haters.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:26 am 
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Has anyone noticed improved reliability with the "teflon-coated" internals in the Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic?

bluedsteel


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:37 am 
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The guy asked a question about other people's experience. Some people with experience shared those experiences. How is that "hating"?


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:15 am 
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Relax, it's a joke.

Some people like them, some don't. I like mine and will keep shooting it no matter how many people say the've had bad experiences with 1100s and no matter how many people think I should get a Beretta.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:36 am 
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My dad bought one for me as a "back-up" gun. The problem is, it has turned into "his" gun now. He has shoot it for 2 years now without a single problem. The "old man" has a bad shoulder and this has allowed him to shoot with me again, although only in practice.
You guys may one day see him shoot, but he says he will never shoot against me... :lol:

K80GRACE

P.S. Don't forget to order a Decoy and UFO choke from Muller :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:03 pm 
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I had one for about 6 months and it felt like the heaviest most awkward shotgun I've ever owned and this includes 2 other 1100s. Remington says it weighs just over 8 lbs; nearly the same as the non-synthetic 1100 competition. Either they are lying or the balance made it feel like a 20 lb gun. They guy I sold it to resold it for the same reason and the person he sold it to no longer has it either.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:38 pm 
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bluedsteel wrote:
I am thinking about getting a Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic. This is the 12 gauge 30" synthetic-stocked model with the adjustable comb and the built in Gracoil system.

I haven't heard much about these particular models lately, and I don't see many of them. I like the 1100's since I have owned them before and was very happy with them.

Does anyone have any experience with the 1100 Competition Synthetic that they would be willing to share?

I like the Berertta A400...but the Remington 1100's just feel better in my hands.

Thanks for any feedback from owners or former owners.

bluedsteel


You must remember that most Sporting Clay members are the Snobs of the shotgun world. The 1100 will be shooting when The A300 and the A 400 are in the scrap heap, and it's made in America, not Italy.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:01 am 
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I've been shooting one since the introduction.

I can see why some wouldn't like the balance. It is fairly nose heavy from the factory and will weigh about 9lb. 4 oz. One of the nifty things about the 1100 is that there aqre a bunch of different barrel profiles. A light contour barrel is about 7 oz. lighter than the Pro bore barrel. I found that a little too light in the front end.

A fixed choke 30" field barrel is about three ounces heavier and to my mind, balances quite nicely. If you don't mind .039 constriction, it's a great way to fly.

A standard contour RC 30" barrel weighs the same as the Pro Bore barrel.

I added a Meadow Industries 3 oz. stick on weight about 5" back from the muzzle on my Light contour barrel. It has become my go-to barrel. The gun's balance is pretty neutral with this barrel or the 30" fixed choke. I like the feel of the fixed barrel a tad better, but don't consider the margin worth shooting a .039 choke all the time. You would have to be pretty anal about gun balance to tell the difference.

The 1100 with shells it likes has been as reliable as the several 391's I have had over the years. I sold the 391's because I liked the feel of the 1100 much more. The slim receiver and the slim grip are my cup of tea.

I shot an A400 sporter today. I would rather have a 391. It had the Kick Off, but there was noticeably more recoil that the 1100, IMHO. Yes, the 1100 is noticeably heavier, but set up the way I have it, it isn't slower to the target.

One can find shells that 1100's don't like, which means one can also find shells they do like. If you try to shoot shells the gun doesn't like, the results won't be the gun's fault.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:32 am 
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Somebody at Remington heard that target shooters prefer 30" barrels, so they decided to put that 30" ProBore barrel on the Competition. With a 28" standard or light contour barrel it is an entirely different gun.
The weight is centered between your hands and moves easily, yet the gun is heavy enough to absorb recoil and swing smoothly. I shot a 391 for 8 years. Trouble free, but it never really felt comfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:40 pm 
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I made mine myself with a 26" & 28" light contour barrel and a 30" trap barrel with remchokes . Think I like the 28" best. Balances perfect for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:53 am 
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I bought a 20 ga. LT in the mid-1970's, shot it for 30 years as a hunting gun ( ruffed grouse, pheasants, woodcock ), and have now given it to my son. I wish I could find a new one just like it.
Maybe my 6 o/u's would get some rest. It was a great gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:31 pm 
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I have a1100 12ga. with a skeet style stock, 1-1/2" , dac-2 1/2"dah with a 30" modified trap bbl. that shoots like a dream. I have other guns to choose from including a K-80, K-20, Bennelli Super Sport, but my best scores come from the 1100.




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