26" Remington 1100 equates to an O/U of how many inches?

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  1. sbwaters
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    I have been shooting skeet casually with my 12 gauge Remington 1100 with its barrel measured to be 26 inches. I do okay for a beginner. I guess I was surprised it was so short. I have used it a couple of times to shoot Sporting Clays.

    What is the equivalent length for an O/U?
     
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    Barrels are measured the same whether an O/U, SxS, Single Shot, Slide Action (Pump) or a semi-automatic.

    So exactly what are you asking?



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    To answer your question, 26 inch barreled 1100 = 26 inch O/U barrel.



    (Can't be sure about the metric system, all I know is the US way to measure things, same number could be different overseas.)

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    A pump action or semi-auto receiver might add an additional 4" to the overall length of the shotgun. So an O/U with 26" barrels is going to be about 4" shorter overall than your Remington Model 1100. I'm guessing this is the answer to your question.
     
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    Sure, overseas we have different imperial units for different occasions - being a formal inch, or a casual one, just to name a few. An Oxford inch, a Derby inch, a Brogue Oxford one... It's complicated in the Old Continent. :)
    I believe that Sbwaters is asking about pointability and shootability of the said shotguns. In that case a 28" - 30" O/U will roughly be an equivalent.
     
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    Bannockburn makes sense. Mizar, ’zactly. The others are “right” but you were righter in terms of more useful.

    I didn’t know how best to ask the question.
     
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    My 11-87 with a 26" barrel is about an inch longer than a 28" O/U, I usually have a 30" barrel on it and it is about like running a 34" on an O/U. Just fits in a 52" soft case with about an inch to spare.
     
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    Because of the length of the receiver a 26" repeater will have roughly the same overall length and balance of a double 3-4" longer. It varies somewhat. It is personal preference, but I don't like a barrel longer than 26" on a repeater. That is equivalent to a 29-30" double. Even on most double shotguns I like 26-28" best.
     
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    I prefer 26" barrels too which seems to put us in the minority.
     
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    The sighting radius on my Auto-5 with 18.25" barrel is 24", which means that the receiver is almost 6" long. 1100s look about the same to me, but I haven't measured one.

    I like a 26" double or O/U, and I like the length of Auto-5 very much too. I'm not much of a long-barrel guy, especially so on a pump or semi-auto.
     
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    Those silly people who shoot in competition and on a regular basis find that 30-32" barrels work best for them in Trap. Skeet and sporting clays 28-30" depending on preference. Having both O/U in the 30"-32" length and semi autos and a pump in the 26-30" range. I can tell you that the O/U with the longer barrels will help me break a few more clays out of 100. I do about 20 clays better with my O/U with longer barrels than I do with my 26-28" barrel semi autos. The O/U will be 4" shorter overall than the semi auto or pump due to the difference in the receiver length.O/U swing better,the balance feels better, and the longer barrel makes following a moving target easier. But that is just my preference. You really need to try out an O/U that fits you and compare it to your 1100 to see what works best for you.
     
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