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 Post subject: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:16 pm 
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Hello everyone! New to the forums and new to shotguns.

This will be my first shotgun purchase. I have handled and shouldered the Remington 11-87 Sportsman 12ga 28". It was a shotgun highly recommended to me when I first started looking. I have a soft spot for the classic wood furniture over the synthetic. Everything seems just about right for my needs...Mostly use at clays, but should also suit for bird, fun, and protection.

Now its sits perfectly in my price range, and would have little hesitation to preferably purchase new. However, my research has indicated that Remington has gone through some rather major business shuffling over the past 5 years. Would there be any reason why today's manufactured shotguns would be any less of quality that of just 5,10,20 years ago? I would prefer new, but always open to hear more from those much more experienced.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Get a Remington V3 instead and don't look back.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:19 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Get a Remington V3 instead and don't look back.


I certainly would not have a problem looking into one. It would however put me into the used market, which is a whole new world for me. Can you report though if it would be a mistake for me to buy new, vs used.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:39 pm 
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Atarian9 wrote:
RandyWakeman wrote:
Get a Remington V3 instead and don't look back.


I certainly would not have a problem looking into one. It would however put me into the used market


How so? If you can afford an 11-87 new, you can certainly afford a V3 new.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:44 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Atarian9 wrote:

How so?


$600 is ideally where I want to be, $800 is really stretching it.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:48 pm 
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You don't have to spend $800 on a new V3. In fact, you can get one for $569.99.

https://grabagun.com/remington-83420-v3 ... sport.html $725.

Or, https://grabagun.com/remington-83400-v3 ... sport.html $569.99 .

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:15 pm 
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Do yourself a favor. Do seriously consider the V3. Opinions will vary but you’ll find more than a few folks who think it’s the best value under 1K.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Remington 1187 is a fine shotgun and I believe it should be 25+ years trouble free with cleaning and maintenance, I have personally owned a 1187 SP 32"wood for approx 30 years(1991), shot trap, small game, duck and geese, deer, put a Hasting rifled barrel and scope and is my go to whitetail gun here in NJ. It truly is a great gun.
That being said if you can afford a V3 newer model I would choose that and I do not own one but have heard lots of good things also, either way you cant make a wrong choice, just depends on your wallet, both are very versatile good guns and will more than likely last 1 or 2 lifetimes in the future.
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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:06 pm 
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The V3 is simply the best in class!! The 11-87 seems to be dropping off from Remington's offerings. That does not mean it would not work, or have parts to support it for a lifetime, just something to consider. A V3 for the same or near same money is a no brainer! Get one and you will see why. Good luck in your decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:44 am 
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Atarian9 wrote:
RandyWakeman wrote:
Atarian9 wrote:

How so?


$600 is ideally where I want to be, $800 is really stretching it.


I kept my eye on deals until a 26" walnut version went on sale for $600 and snatched one up. There were a couple times the 28" walnut version was on sale in that price range while I was watching, so if you are patient, I'm sure you can find one.

I like 11-87s. Never had a hiccup with the ones I owned, including newer production models. But the V3 is a superior gun in everything but looks (and I'm a sucker for steel over alloy, but I don't know that that's actually "superior").


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:37 am 
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Thank you for the replies everyone, I will certainly take a much deeper look into the V3 Walnut. From just some brief online reviews and video, it would suite my needs quite well. Even if I need to save just a tad more. I know this won’t be my only shotgun, the Henry 12ga Single is high on the list, but I want to ensure this first purchase will last me a long time.

I had a friend try to guide me towards a Tristar G2 at first, but the history and nature of Remington has my attention The 11-87 would do great as a workhorse all rounder, but the newer design V3 will take my top priority next time I visit a store.

Thanks again and will keep you all updated!


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:14 pm 
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Thought I would check back in. I ended up going a completely different route, but one I am happy with. I found a local 1975 Wingmaster 28" in incredible condition, for nearly half the amount I was willing to spend. Perfect ability to take the funds and get on the course!


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 11-87 for first shotgun and quality question.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:42 pm 
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Good deal.




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