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Old 01-07-2003, 09:58 AM
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Does anybody have any experience with this gun. How does it pattern? An 18" barrel is seems short. What is the price in your area?

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Old 01-07-2003, 10:48 AM
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My advisor picked one up last season. Throws 4's out to 50 yards in a 6 inch ring. Not much kick (until you put on the sabot choke and throw the 3 inch magnum slugs in the chamber--OUCH <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>).

His is the all black with the synthetic stock model. Came with (I think...) a 1X4 Bushnell scope. Second hand he paid $250 from a gun shop. He wears glasses and finds the scope to be cumbersome for birds, so he's switching over to either Tru-glo or Hi-viz optics or a red-dot scope for this Spring.

I've shot it and found it to be a smooth shooting, very accurate gun. My only complaint was even with the synthetics I found it a little heavy, but I use a bolt-action which is lighter. I suggested he install a sling---we have some new property where we'll be running&gunning come turkey season.

If the price is right, definitely consider buying.

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Old 01-07-2003, 12:13 PM
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sarmst100, I would stick with th 22&quot; barrel length if going strictly with a turkey gun. The 18&quot; is a little short in my opinon. Did you look at the Black shadow like Strut&Rut mentioned? They make this model with a cantileverd 22&quot; smooth barrel for scope mounting and screw-in chokes. Just the ticket for a super turkey gun, scoped and with one of those custom turkey chokes!!!<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>


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Old 01-08-2003, 10:04 AM
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I own a Model 1300 Black shadow with the 22&quot; barrel and absolutely love it. It didn't come with cantaleaver scope mount but it came already drilled and tapped for a scope. I don't know about that other fella who said he thought it was heavy. It is by far the lightest gun it my 30some odd gun collection. You can't beat the price. I got mine on sale last year for $215 an absolute steal but I do know that the regular price is very affordable. Good luck and shoot straight.
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Old 01-09-2003, 05:46 PM
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I have the model 1300 with the 22&quot; barrel. I use the factory extra full choke. very good turkey gun.

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TTT for Don!!<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Thanks maytom, I think I'll buy the 22&quot; black shadow. Don

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I appreciate others hunters opinions. Some of them make sense.
I wanted a turkey gun that was short , light and easy to handle and got it when I bought a short turkey 1300 last winter.
I understand all the hoopla about it being too short but I like to call my birds in and I feel confident out to 30 yards.
It did roll a 21 pounda heah in New Hampsha last yeah.( at 24 yards)
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