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#2431265 - 02/11/13 08:54 PM what do yall think of the winchester 1300?
243varmiter Offline
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Registered: 11/29/12
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Loc: albert lea minnesota
A buddy of mine short on cash wants to sell me his winchester 1300 for $300 at that price its worth a gamble I figured, but id like to see what you all thought of it seems how I've hardley even heard of it. It's got a cheap scope on it now and a slug barrel

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#2431325 - 02/11/13 09:19 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
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If you can get it for $300, do yourself and your buddy a favor and buy it...

I've had mine for several years and it's accurate and reliable..I had mine tapped for a Modified Choke since it came with a Cylinder bore...

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#2431353 - 02/11/13 09:31 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
WvYotehunter65 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 1304
Loc: West Virginia
I had a turkey edition 1300 and loved it, 3 inch mag with number 4 and it patterned all the way out to 55 yards tightly.
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#2431362 - 02/11/13 09:35 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
Shurshot Offline
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Registered: 06/23/12
Posts: 736
Loc: Ohio
that's all I hunted with for almost 30 years... nothing wrong with that gun at all. buy it!
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#2431401 - 02/11/13 09:56 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: WvYotehunter65]
kymailman98 Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 1430
Loc: Western Kentucky
Originally Posted By: WvYotehunter65
I had a turkey edition 1300 and loved it, 3 inch mag with number 4 and it patterned all the way out to 55 yards tightly.



I still have my 1300 Turkey, and it is a great turkey gun. Although I have pretty much switched over to semi-autos, it will throw a pattern every bit as good as anything I've ever used. Buy it.

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#2431641 - 02/12/13 03:47 AM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
justin10mm Offline
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Registered: 05/02/10
Posts: 793
Loc: earth
I like my 1300 20ga well enough, even though it is a heavy sob built on a 12ga frame with a 28 inch vent rib barrel.

I believe I paid under $300 for it brand new at Walmart a number of years ago. It's a real shame they stopped making them. I'd like to get my hands on a 12ga Defender model with the wood stock, always thought they were snazzy looking.

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#2431650 - 02/12/13 05:44 AM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
basdjs Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 371
Loc: W. Pa.
My son has killed a number of turkeys with his 1300 over the past 22 yrs. and loves it. It's a very good solid gun. I have one myself that I bought used several years ago and keep for a back-up shotgun to my Browning pump for turkey. The trigger assembly on it has some plastic parts which has some creep in the trigger pull that I don't like, but I've never replaced the trigger assembly. I keep a red dot scope on it and use it for predators occasionally. Both pattern well with just about any turkey load we've put through them.

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#2431662 - 02/12/13 06:42 AM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
2muchgun Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 14357
Loc: Michigun
I have a camo deer/turkey model. Has rifle sights and no vent rib. It is my go to turkey/predator shotgun. Had it about 22-24yrs now. Bought it NIB for about $300.

The 1300 cycles quickly. Faster than a 870. They used to market it as the "speed pump". Under-rated gun IMO....
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#2431704 - 02/12/13 08:04 AM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
btomlin Offline
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Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 177
Loc: SC Iowa
I have a 1300 deer/turkey advantage camo. It has the smoothbore with rifle sights. It shoots foster style slugs well and with a hastings xf .665 and fed 3" 6s it is lights out on gobbler noggins!!! I have a multi-reticle red dot on it and it works great.

I wouldn't sell mine for $300 even though I don't gunhunt deer anymore and use an auto for turkeys now.


Edited by btomlin (02/12/13 08:05 AM)

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#2431872 - 02/12/13 11:08 AM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: WvYotehunter65]
Doubletap Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 115
Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: WvYotehunter65
I had a turkey edition 1300 and loved it, 3 inch mag with number 4 and it patterned all the way out to 55 yards tightly.




I wish I had mine back

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#2431901 - 02/12/13 11:30 AM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
Riflemann Offline
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Registered: 12/29/02
Posts: 1730
Loc: WC Minnesota
The $300 price tag seems far to both you and your buddy. I like helping people out that need some cash and are willing to part with a gun.
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#2431963 - 02/12/13 12:30 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: Riflemann]
TaterTot Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 188
Loc: Nampa, Idaho
I cant really chime in on the $300 price tag, but I have the Winchester SXP, which is the new version of the 1300. I really like the gun. Super smooth action, very fast cycling, and it patterns very well. I really like the "assisted cycling." Although it did kinda throw my rhythm off a little at first!

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#2432180 - 02/12/13 03:35 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
Chris_Brice Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Iowa
I'm shooting a 1300 ranger I bought back in the 80's. Lighter than my 870 due to the aluminum receiver and works great in the field. Barrels are hard to come by, especially shorter barrels. I picked up a 22" WinChoke(with extra-full choke) this last summer and love it.

If it's a standard 1300 with good wood than $300 sounds fair. If it's a Ranger than it might be a bit high but in the grand scheme of things any good shotgun is worth $300. And any of the 1300's fill that bill.

Note: If your buddy has a short WinChoke barrel on the gun then $300 is a STEAL.

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#2432755 - 02/12/13 11:17 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
MB Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 489
Loc: NE Ohio
If you don't buy gun...have him pm me...i'm interested in adding a cousin to my 1300.

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#2432768 - 02/12/13 11:28 PM Re: what do yall think of the winchester 1300? [Re: 243varmiter]
Kollincoyote Offline
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Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 1126
Loc: Southern MN
I shot the black 1300 for 10 years or so. IT grew on me, and I fired a lot of steel shot and slugs through it. Great gun. I'll never get rid of it.

But its now in the safe, [beeep] Benelli.

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