NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187:update.....Getn it ready for 2012:

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NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187:update.....Getn it ready for 2012:

Post by GOLD HUNTER » September 1st, 2011, 9:15 pm

This is my 1st. post here BUT most of youall know me.

I found an old Remington 1187 Special Purpose Turkey that is all camo with a treebark pattern and has a 21"barrel and shoots 2 3/4" and 3" shells.

I had been talking to "vaturkey" Ricky on the phone about 3 weeks ago about some guns and.......
Rick gave me the tip on the old 1187 trebark turkey gun and i got the phone # from him and called Ryan in Albany, MN.
Ryan and I talked about the gun and i mailed Ryan a money order .

The old 1187 came in and picked it up 2day and WOW 99% like NEW and has a Truglo red/green dot on it with a .660 Kicks GT choke in her.

YOU GOT TO LOVE THEM OLD CAMO GUNS.... :thumbup:
This is a nice shotgun and i will give it a new life of hunting and its going to the turkey woods in 2012.
I will work up some 3" TSS loads and try in her.... 8-)

Thanks to:
vaturkey and "Rhino0018" i appreciate the smooth and easy transition, its hard to find good people like yourseft that you can trust.


What do ya'll think ?

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brian :old_glory:

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187

Post by ICDEDTURKES » September 3rd, 2011, 1:53 pm

Love them vintage patterns
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187

Post by Hognutz » September 4th, 2011, 9:50 pm

Nice gun, Brian. I know that you like that vintage stuff..Mike
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Post by Roy » September 5th, 2011, 8:42 am

very cool. hello brian
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187

Post by GOLD HUNTER » September 11th, 2011, 5:46 pm

We are going to the range sept.12 and shoot the 1187 and I went to GANDER MTN and got a limbsaver for the 1187 2day and put it on....... :blob:

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update :

Post by Turkey Talker » September 11th, 2011, 6:24 pm

How much for the limb saver?
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Post by GOLD HUNTER » September 11th, 2011, 6:34 pm

it was $ 40.00 and it fit like a glove. :thumbup:
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Post by Hognutz » September 11th, 2011, 6:40 pm

GOLD HUNTER wrote:it was $ 40.00 and it fit like a glove. :thumbup:
Brian. Did I ever tell you about my weird Uncle Harold? He was born with 5 peters.

His pants fit like a glove.. :shock: Mike
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update :

Post by GOLD HUNTER » September 11th, 2011, 7:56 pm

Hognutz wrote:
GOLD HUNTER wrote:it was $ 40.00 and it fit like a glove. :thumbup:
Brian. Did I ever tell you about my weird Uncle Harold? He was born with 5 peters.

His pants fit like a glove.. :shock: Mike
LOL !!! :scratch: i forgot about him.........some guys have all the luck !!! :banghead:

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update :

Post by hoobilly » September 11th, 2011, 8:47 pm

Nice gun Brian! someone a long time ago posted on another forum some trbark that had green and brown with gray mixed in.

I always wanted to find some of that and have my 870 dipped.

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update @ the range :

Post by GOLD HUNTER » September 13th, 2011, 1:31 pm

Finally got to the shooting range today to shoot the old 1187. Before you guys start hollering at me about 30 & 40 yards and a 10" circle and a 12" circle this was a test to see how the gun would perform and what type of ammo it likes. I only shot the gun at 30 yards with a 10" & 12" circle.

We shot a few rounds of Winchester lead to get it close and see how the action worked. This was a 20 yr old gun and I had never shot it before. After gaining the confidence of the gun we switched to the hevi loads. 1st we tried a Nitro and it put 348 in a 10" circle. I then switched to my 8 ball handload which is 2 ozs of #8's TSS. In a 10" circle it got 368. The only choke i had was the one that came in it kicks .660.

The gun worked flawlessly, very smooth action and kicked the shells out extremely well. The limbsaver really cut down on the recoil.

In all this gun will be in the woods for a long time in the future slaying turkeys.

On my next go round at the range I will fine tune it with the TSS 8 ball at 40 yards.

Brian :thumbup:


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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update @ the range :

Post by Hognutz » September 13th, 2011, 1:46 pm

Yowsa!! That will probably get you a turkey. :violent3: Very nice pattern. Looks like you hit the jackpot, Brian..
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update @ the range :

Post by GOLD HUNTER » September 20th, 2011, 11:50 am

The 1187 is my winter project. Now that i found a limbsaver AT GANDER MTN. for the 1187.
next I will have to get new Trigger Plate Pin Front & back from Remington.com. The gun didn't come with them. 2nd will be the removal of the scope. 3rd will have the gun drilled and tapped for a base plate and rings. I will then mount a scope on it. I'm going to try the choke that is in it but will probably be putting an Indian Creek in her. I have a few buddies that are going to let me try some chokes.

I will be selling the red/green dot scope and then the kicks.660 choke if anyone is interested.

I'll keep you posted on my progress. :thumbup:

thanks guys :king:
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Post by hoobilly » September 20th, 2011, 9:52 pm

looking gooood!

I subsribed to your youtube videos. Your doing some fine work!

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update @ the range :

Post by GOLD HUNTER » October 16th, 2011, 5:31 pm

Guys i got the new Trigger Plate Pin Front & back from Remington.com last week and after fall turkey season the removal of the red/green dot scope and then will have the gun drilled and tapped for a base plate and rings for a scope.

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Post by CamoMan4025 » October 16th, 2011, 5:35 pm

Looks like a keeper to me! Good Job!

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update @ the range :

Post by GOLD HUNTER » November 1st, 2011, 8:53 am

The new OLD Remington 1187 that I had bought earlier this year made it's first kill on Oct. 31 2011 and she likes the new life in the Va. woods. i may just keep the red/green dot scope on this gun it wooked great on getting on the birds heads.

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Post by Hognutz » November 1st, 2011, 9:33 am

Way to go, Brian..I agree with the red dot scope. I wouldn't be without one..It eliminates all the guess work. Dot on the head = dead bird. Everytime..Well done on a great turkey..Mike
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update.....IN THE WOODS:

Post by Turkey Talker » November 2nd, 2011, 3:53 pm

i have that sight and love it!
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update.....IN THE WOODS:

Post by GOLD HUNTER » November 6th, 2011, 6:27 pm

I got my new I.C. .665 this weekn for the 1187 and come March i'll be @ the range testing it out with my TSS 8 ball load

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187 : update.....IN THE WOODS:

Post by GOLD HUNTER » November 25th, 2011, 3:06 pm

Guys i sold the kicks .660 choke .

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187:update.....Getn it ready for 20

Post by GOLD HUNTER » January 16th, 2012, 4:06 pm

the old girl is gettn a facelift, took of the old red/green dot scope off and taken her to get drilled and tapped for a base plate and rings for a scope.

i hope i get her back b4 our spring season !!! :thumbup:

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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187:update.....Getn it ready for 20

Post by ICDEDTURKES » January 16th, 2012, 4:54 pm

That gun is the shizzle..
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Re: NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD 1187:update.....Getn it ready for 20

Post by Turkey Talker » January 22nd, 2012, 2:11 pm

Yeah, that baby is sweeeeet!
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Post by YellaJacket » January 26th, 2012, 12:00 pm

Brian,
You gonna run the IC or see how things pan out at the patterning board?

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