Gun Report

Winchester 1300 Ranger Compact

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The classiest looking shotgun was also the most accurate. It produced the most solid and deadly pattern of buckshot plus one hole accuracy with slug ammunition.

Winchester 1300 Ranger Compact

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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The Winchester's stock lacked checkering, but we thought the quality of the wood was better than the other guns'. The crossbolt safey was mounted forward of the trigger, which we preferred.
Our only complaint was the use of a magazine retainer that required great care to remove. Prying out the washer-like piece could result in the spring and retainer shooting out suddenly.

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