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Old 01-14-2007, 05:29 PM
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what knowledge do you have of the winchester 1300 ranger speed pump 12ga good or bad info is wanted.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:55 PM
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Here's a rundownofmy experience with the model 120 and model 1300 Winchesters.

They are a nice introductory shotgun. I have had great luck with the accuracy of the smoothbore slug barrels, especially with winchester
super -X slugs. My model 120 is the most accurate (and cheapest ) shotgun I own.
I have spent more $ repairing it and replacing parts than I initially spent on it, which tells you I like it. In general, I feel they are very barrel heavy. The forend tends to be pretty sloppy. The wood quality on mine is very basic. The barrels seemed to rust a lot easier than other shotguns I own. Add to this that they are no longer being made.

If you could get a good price on one and use it for its intended purpose as a well functioning, accurate, beater shotgun, then I wouldn't hesitate. If you like the remingtons, you should be able to get an 870 for about the same price. I myself never liked the fit of the 870, and thus have never owned one. I am primarily an Ithaca man, but bought the winchester 120 (my first shotgun), and inherited the 1300. Both have the youth stocks which I actually like when up in a deer stand.

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yat i have a1300 nwtf modle, no problems.

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Old 01-16-2007, 10:08 AM
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I love mine.
I've had it for 18 years and the only dime I've spent on it is when I bought a rifled slug barrel for it 5 years ago, and man what a slug gun.
No bells and whistles with a 1300, but IMO for the money I don't think you'll find a more durable, long lasting gun.
My kids will be ready for a pump gun within the next 3-5 years and I will not consider anything but a Winchester Model 1300 (if there's one available!)

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Old 01-16-2007, 11:40 AM
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I had one and refinnished the wood on it. It LOOKED REAL NICE. I had a friend that had a Rem. pump that was just a wall ornament for him. My gun looked better against his hardwood pannel walls so I traded him. Now he has a pretty wall hanger shot gun and I have a nice shooting Rem.

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