Gun Report

Winchester Model 101 Field No. 513046361 3-inch 12 Gauge

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This gun didn’t fit our shooters well, and it didn’t shoot to point of aim.

Winchester Model 101 Field No. 513046361 3-inch 12 Gauge

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
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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While we don’t doubt the oversized barrel lug of the Winchester is strong, there is nothing to suggest that the other O/U examples tested are not already far stronger than they need to be.
Though well-finished, the Winchester wood is straight-grained—nowhere near the higher-grade wood quality promised. A bigger problem was the buttstock dimensions that didn’t fit our shooters very well. We found the Winchester “high relief” engraving to be muddy.

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