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Posted: 8/22/2017 5:02:26 PM EDT
When I was reading up on the performance of the Agulia Mini-Shells (buckshot) I read somewhere that the Winchester 1200/1300 would feed them without the use of a adapter.

Well a Win. 1300 Defender came my way for cheap today so I bought it. 18.5" barrel, 8+1 capacity with 2.75" shells. I tried the mini shells and they fed/extracted just fine and the gun holds 12 of them...11+1.

A also tried a combination of 1.75", 2.75", and 3" shells in the mag tube and everything worked just fine.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:11:13 PM EDT
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Awesome!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:11:38 PM EDT
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Good to know. The 1300 is on my list of guns to pick up.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:13:20 PM EDT
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Sweet...1300 defender ftw...mine was made in '92 (same as me ) It has the wood furniture.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:18:24 PM EDT
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Got a box of those when I bought my 1300 12 ga from a friend, never fired. Feeds those fine, also shoots just fine. Months later Arfcommer was selling a 20 ga 1300, bought it for Mrs BTB.

ByteTheBullet  (-:
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:21:36 PM EDT
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Nice. I hated the corn cob slide stock so changed it and the rear to walnut.  Are you going to tell us you got it for two bits?

I have never tried the minishells, I might have to pick some up.

The 1300 is a great shotgun, I will never let mine go. I remember buying it at Big5 like 20 years ago. Camp Defender just has a nice ring to it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:26:53 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:29:16 PM EDT
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Nice. I hated the corn cob slide stock so changed it and the rear to walnut.  Are you going to tell us you got it for two bits?

I have never tried the minishells, I might have to pick some up.

The 1300 is a great shotgun, I will never let mine go. I remember buying it at Big5 like 20 years ago. Camp Defender just has a nice ring to it.
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$125.00. I don't think they were much more than that new on sale.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:48:24 PM EDT
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I saw the same shotgun with a factory digital camo job and pistol grip for 450.00 a few weeks back.

guns with factory pistol grips can be cut down and bird headed if the overall length is 26"

I have no idea if the after market offers a shockwave set for the 1300.

I am a mossberg man when it comes to trashguns, but I would by a 1300 if the price is right(120ish).

I would not cut it up tho unless I had an extra barrel and mag tube so I could switch it back to factory parts.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:50:36 PM EDT
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Nice!

I picked up a 1300 (not defender model) earlier this year and cut the barrel down to 18.5"  ($100 at local gun show.)

I've been wanting to find out if the mini-shells work in it but didn't want to spend the money to find out they don't.

Glad to know that they indeed will!

Thanks OP!

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:54:18 PM EDT
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Anyone know if those mini shells work in a Winchester 1200?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:09:18 PM EDT
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Greatest shotgun ever made.  Just didn't do well with marketing like Remington did.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:12:58 PM EDT
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Carried that exact same model, same config, same finish for 12 years of an LE career. It served me well.  Bent the receiver twice though.  Now I have an 870.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:13:01 PM EDT
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Pawn shop fortune envy strikes again

Nice score.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:17:20 PM EDT
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Shi'ite dude, where did you find the Aguila's?  Second mortgage, or firstborn?

Arm? Leg? Arm and a leg?

Those damn things are as scarce as hen's teeth...and cost 3x as much!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:20:22 PM EDT
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Anyone know if those mini shells work in a Winchester 1200?
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Should, almost the same action.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:22:03 PM EDT
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Greatest shotgun ever made.  Just didn't do well with marketing like Remington did.
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Yep

Mine is my favorite pump.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:26:43 PM EDT
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You planning on huntin a lot of birds???

(/ARF shotgun haters voice)
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:56:37 PM EDT
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Shi'ite dude, where did you find the Aguila's?  Second mortgage, or firstborn?

Arm? Leg? Arm and a leg?

Those damn things are as scarce as hen's teeth...and cost 3x as much!
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Shi'ite dude, where did you find the Aguila's?  Second mortgage, or firstborn?

Arm? Leg? Arm and a leg?

Those damn things are as scarce as hen's teeth...and cost 3x as much!
My LGS got in two cases of the buckshot so I stocked-up.

I had some 7.5 shot and slugs.

Not cheap at $15.00 a box.

The slugs are sort of interesting. They have around the same power as a .69 cal .45acp.

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Anyone know if those mini shells work in a Winchester 1200?
From what I read yes. No 1st-hand experience though.
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