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Old November 26th, 2016, 12:39 PM #1
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Any Experiences with the Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic?

I shot sporting clays for the first time yesterday and absolutely fell in love. I shot both some kind of auto-loading Beretta and an over/under Beretta, both of which I liked, but both of which were a little bit out of my college-student price range.

I'm a tall guy, so the 1100 competition synthetic looked good since it would seem to be very adjustable. Does anyone have any experience with it specifically, or is there another clays gun you might suggest?
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Old November 26th, 2016, 07:34 PM #2
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Beretta Outlander is very affordable new but save your $ and buy better used gun-if you hang around clubs where clays are shot there is always something for sale -check the bulletin boards--and Classified section here and on Shotgun World. Once you get hooked you start buying guns-really hooked and you are buying a golf cart and trailer.
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I look at the 1100, and it looks to be around $800+. On a college student budget, have you looked at others?
Just for budget comparisons;
Remingtons- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...Auto+Shotguns/

Dickenson inertia gun- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...AUTO+212+12328

Girsan inertia gun- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...nertia-X+Drive

I just ordered this Stoeger M3K after reading good reviews, inertia gun- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...+3+Gun+Edition

You can get a nice Franchi for a bit more- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...otguns/Franchi

I got this Tristar which got me hooked on shooting clays, gas gun- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...%22+Silver+Ste

Weatherby- https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...8%22+3%22+Blac

Now, I am in no way dissing the Remington. Just offering some lower cost alternatives for a college budget. Most have 5 year warranties, and yes, are Turkish. I really like the TriStar, and bought a Stoeger because it's easier to customize. These I see purely for sport. For defensive needs, I trust the M500. Good luck.
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I'm a college student with a job that I work almost full-time, so I do have a little bit of budget flexibility. I do appreciate the other options, and I will definitely take a look. I think I tend to trend towards the more expensive options first because I've had a few buy twice cry twice experiences with going with the cheapo's first.
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Any Experiences with the Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic?

The 1100 would be a great gun. If it ever breaks down you'll be able to find parts and gunsmiths to work on it. Another option would be a used Beretta or Browning.
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I definitely don't recommend going with the cheapo guns. Everyone I know that's done that has regretted it down the road.


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Just out of curiosity, how important is being able to adjust the cant of the stock? I don't think that's the right term, but I've heard that some shooters really like the fact that they can angle the stock to fit their shoulder. Is that worth the money?
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I have an 1100 G3 which is similar - great gun.
If you want the adjustable stock thats probably the cheapest option that will make sense and the Remingtons are dependable guns. Keep an extra rubber O ring in your kit and you just solved 95% of the issues.
Cheap target guns are a bad idea - target guns = volume shooting that cheap guns dont survive.
If you don't need the adjustable stock and want an auto a Remington 1100 or 1187 or a Beretta are all good, a used Browning Citori or Beretta O/U are also good entry level target guns. The serious guys are into Perazzi, Kreighoff, Beretta & Blazer maybe Gureini but the real target guns start around 8K and go up.
You will shoot better if you buy a good enough gun and a lot of ammo and birds.
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