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Hello Experienced Hunters -

I am new to SGing as you might know and I am down to these 2 SGs for my final choices for my 'primary' Waterfowler. I would like to know your thoughts on them...

* Remington 1187 SPS 3.5 Super Mag @ $676.00.
* Winchester SX2 3.5 Composite @ $740.00 (+) $50 Rebate.

Are they equivalent? Is the SX2 of higher quality? Would paying the extra $14 (after rebate) be money well spent?

Is the DUAL BEAD site on the Rem 1187 a true PLUS for clay smashing / Waterfowling?

Is it possible to simply order a swap out GREENHEAD or CAMO stock / forearm for the Win SX2 and expect it to fit correctly w/o modification? I did notice a substitute package available for the Rem 1187 at Walleye World.

Is one of these more forgiving on the shoulder when ya pull the trigger?

Any help / suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I was asking the same question last year decided on the SX2 love the gun and It will cycle 1oz to 1 9/16 loads with out a hiccup.
1187 owners seem to have problem with the lighter stuff.
Why the stock and forearm swaps? If its for waterfoul get the Shadow-Grass and call it good. You can swap them but it will cost you. Get what you want in the frist place

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I purchased a new 1187 SPS this year and I absolutely love it. I had heard the same rummers as you Scott about cycling the lighter loads. The gun comes with a Barrel Seal Activator I simply install this when I am going to shoot light loads and I have never had any problems with those light 1oz shells. As for the double beads on the 1187 I can say that I don't use them as I don't really pay attention to them when I am shooting. I can also say that this gun is very easy on the shoulder as well.

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Glad to hear that CC they are sweet gun. I will never mention that rumor again :wink:

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Thanks Scott & CC. I guess it's just 6 of one half and half dozen of the other. lol. I will wrap my mits around the stocks & barrels one last time and finally call my decision 'good'.

SWAPPING OUT STOCK / FOREARM -
Sometimes I get a wild hair up my patootie and like a change. Maybe I might feel a bit GREEN or BLACK or CAMO. The cost really isn't an issue. I was wondering more about how easily it would be to swap out the new individual pieces. I did a quick read at the 'PARTS' section of the Winchester site and they state the stocks & forearms need to be modified / fit by a dealer or factory. I was just curious if this was 'fact' or just a word of precaution in case the items don't fit snug. I will probably just go w/ the cover tape or koozie style stock cover if I fancy a camo look.

DOUBLE BEAD SITE -
I was wondering if they were beneficial or not. I don't recall anyone making any claim either way. I noticed they were on a few SGs (Rems, Mossbergs) but not standard on the majority of work horse models. I guess if you have it and can use it then ok. If you don't use it then ok. It's all good.
 

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Who? What? Where? How did that happen? I addressed this message directly from the link I received via email and it didn't log me in automatically... :?

BTW - The above message was me playing the role as 'Guest'.
 

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Winchester all the way. It cycles more reliable and FASTER. Easy decision :lol:

Read the sure cycle post for 11-87 and you will read about several peoples and several peoples buddies have broken links. Many gun places stock this link because it is a common piece that breaks. Remington doesn't have the same quality it did once upon a time.
 
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