Gun Report

Winchester Model 101 12 Gauge

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We’d add screw-in chokes and be very happy with this gun, which had exceptional handling, easy assembly and disassembly, good trigger breaks, and dependable function.

Winchester Model 101 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The machine work on the internal parts of the Winchester was a nice touch, and the smoothness of the action was appreciated during our test.
Both of the test guns had nearly identical dimensions, although we liked the fit of the Winchester just a little bit better. note the slim grip that was a pleasure to hold when handling the shotgun.
Slimmer and trimmer than the Charles Daly, we liked the feel of the forearm that provided a solid foundation for moving the shotgun through targets.

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