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Winchester 1300

Post by Waddle Whacker » January 21st, 2014, 11:17 am

I found a deal I couldn't pass up a couple months back on an older 1300, laminate wood stock, and about a 22-23" barrel, haven't measured it. I had absolutely no need for the gun, but always thought, with that laminate wood, they were really good looking guns. This one doesn't have a scratch on it and I got it for $250. Anyway, I was thinking about screwing a JellyHead into the end and running some Hevi 3/2/7 through it. That sound like a good place to start? I'm not very familiar with the WinChoke system, or Winchester guns/bore diameters in general. This will just be an extra/backup/lender gun. I've been shooting a 20 for about the last 5 seasons, and really can't forsee myself going back to the 12 any time soon. I just can't help myself sometimes. Thanks for any and all help guys.....I know it kicks!
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by jasperjet » January 21st, 2014, 12:47 pm

there is a star dot on ebay for 19.99 plus free shipping

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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by paboxcall » January 21st, 2014, 5:06 pm

That's a good buy. I have a 1300 with a 21" barrel, and shoot exactly what you suggest - JH .660 with the Hevi 13 3-2-7 load. Here's a link to the pattern:

http://oldgobbler.com/Forum/index.php/t ... 285.0.html

As I explain in the post above, I was patterning using a broken rear fiber optic sight, which has since been replaced with a Williams. I'm averaging 270 at twice lasered 40 yards. If you can get past how this gun kicks the snot out of you, the gun/shell/choke combo is awesome.

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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by GOLD HUNTER » January 21st, 2014, 5:38 pm

:thumbup: ON NEW GUN !!!
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by Waddle Whacker » January 21st, 2014, 6:53 pm

Thanks guys. That's a smokin' pattern paboxcall. I figured someone on here had tried that exact combo. The gun came with a brand new GSX and the factory winchester extended x-full, so I'm gonna give those a try first. I've never owned one, but I have patterned guns with the GSX and just never had much luck with em. But every guns different, so I'm gonna try it first. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by paboxcall » January 21st, 2014, 8:12 pm

My 1300 is the NWTF Buck/Tom edition, came with two chokes: a rifled choke for slugs and a ported factory x-full that I measured to be .666 with a calibrated mic. Shot a nice even pattern, but the JH .660 was a good bit tighter. I was so pleased with those patterns I bought ten boxes of the straight 7s. Unless I get serious about hunting more than two states every year, I'll shoot those the rest of my life.
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by Waddle Whacker » January 21st, 2014, 8:53 pm

This one isn't any kind of special edition. Just a short barrel and a laminate stock with no engraving on the receiver. I'm definitely gonna give the JH try. Thanks again!
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by Frankinthelaurels » January 23rd, 2014, 6:24 pm

If it's one of the NWTF versions you got a great deal.. I bought the original one with vent rib and the gobbler carving with his wings up-stretched and love it.. I added a Hastings .655 choke and shot the federal 2oz. #5's since they were introduced..I've dragged it around the entire country and have never had a problem with other than the recoil is severe the older I get.. added a Nikon Turkey Pro after getting it drilled and know the old eyes work a lot better than trying to focus on the beads.

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Winchester 1300

Post by HartClemson99 » January 24th, 2014, 2:37 am

I remember this gun back in '89 when it was the NWTF gun of the year. I used to stare at the ad with the gun on top of some Trebark camo. I wanted one bad growing up. I bought that gun used in '99 as a college graduation to myself. Killed a grand slam with it shooting a Comp-N-Choke XX and Win lead #5s. I killed a Grand Slam with it. I put Mossy Oak Forest Floor Camo Clad on in 2000.

I last killed a bird with it in 2005 (first pic) and retired it. I brought it out of retirement last year, I put a Nikon Turkey Pro and Primos Jelly Head loaded with Magnum Blends and shot nice SC 2 year old at about 30 yards with it (last pic).

Fine gun. Enjoy it.

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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by SCtrkyhntr » January 27th, 2014, 4:28 pm

My hunting buddy has one but doesn't shoot it much any more. It was the best patterning gun with lead #5's that I have seen.

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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by paboxcall » January 27th, 2014, 4:56 pm

SCtrkyhntr wrote:My hunting buddy has one but doesn't shoot it much any more. It was the best patterning gun with lead #5's that I have seen.
I've had two 1300s over the years, the first one I had was standard model, about 15 years ago, and shot the Winchester Supreme 2 oz. load of #5 through a Hastings .660 very well. Don't recall numbers any more, but significant improvement over the standard xfull choke that came with it.
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by yelpaholic » March 14th, 2019, 10:51 pm

I’ve got the Nwtf version . That thing kicks like a mule I’ve shot mossbergs and never had one make my arm go numb .. lol

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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by ncturkey » March 17th, 2019, 7:47 pm

Waddle Whacker wrote:
January 21st, 2014, 6:53 pm
Thanks guys. That's a smokin' pattern paboxcall. I figured someone on here had tried that exact combo. The gun came with a brand new GSX and the factory winchester extended x-full, so I'm gonna give those a try first. I've never owned one, but I have patterned guns with the GSX and just never had much luck with em. But every guns different, so I'm gonna try it first. Thanks for the replies.
What is GSX choke?
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by hoobilly » March 17th, 2019, 8:28 pm

ncturkey wrote:
March 17th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Waddle Whacker wrote:
January 21st, 2014, 6:53 pm
Thanks guys. That's a smokin' pattern paboxcall. I figured someone on here had tried that exact combo. The gun came with a brand new GSX and the factory winchester extended x-full, so I'm gonna give those a try first. I've never owned one, but I have patterned guns with the GSX and just never had much luck with em. But every guns different, so I'm gonna try it first. Thanks for the replies.
What is GSX choke?
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Re: Winchester 1300

Post by Prospector » March 23rd, 2019, 7:47 pm

My son hunts with the one I bought for myself in’93... we updated with an IC choke and he’s shooting magblends.3/2/5,6,7... it’s a 40yd gun with a great pattern from 25-35yds. But, yes, it is a shoulder thumper....
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