Gun Report

Remington Model 11-87 Special Purpose 12 Gauge

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On the patterning board, the Remington produced about a 50-50 pattern with the no. 4 shot on a 30-inch circle set at 30 yards. However, the potentially killing hits on the turkey targets were not quite as impressive as the Browning in both the first shot and follow-up shot tests. While better than the standard performance of five hits, the Remington semiautomatic could not match the Browning.

Remington Model 11-87 Special Purpose 12 Gauge

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A basic system that has been providing quality service to shooters for more than 20 years, we had no malfunctions or operating problems with the veteran Remington action.
We found that the additional weight in the forearm and the balance point of the shotgun required a little more adjustment time than with the Browning.
Once we did adjust to the handling qualities of the shotgun, there were no problems in patterning or busting clay. While the Remington stock fit as well as the Browning and also featured an attachment for a sling—a plus when having to carry a turkey gun for any length of time.

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