Remington 11-87
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By ChrisMar - 12/17/2013 8:18:31 PM
About to be in the market for a new semi-auto 12 gauge. I currently have a Remington 870 pump in 20 gauge and have loved it, so I've been thinking about the 11-87 but I've read in a few places that some people were having cycling issues. 

Anyone shoot an 11-87 and have any insight into this?
By tallman2 - 12/18/2013 11:04:39 AM
With any auto loader there can be issues...lets face it the "newer" guns just are not as good as the ones pass...the 1187 for example have more frequent issue that the older ones (which I have had for about 13 years now and little issues). I have bought a new VM sportsman this year and have had no issue so far.

The main reason is just quality and the material used now of days...

 I will say find you budget stay close to it, go out look at the new guns and even some used guns and buy what makes sense to will get a lot of opinions and some facts but it all comes down to you and what will shoot well and perform for you.
By markieL - 12/19/2013 11:58:44 AM
I currently own a 1187, and love it. Fits well and shoot great. Very little recoil, which helps with follow up shots. Recommend getting a super cell. I found the extra length help in mounting. Like any auto loader, cleanliness is next to godliness. I use mine for anything from clays, dove, ducks, and with a rifled barrel for slugs, hogs and deer. 
By ChrisMar - 12/19/2013 3:17:31 PM
That's great to hear! I have always enjoyed shooting Remington and wanted to make sure they made a good auto-loader as well.
By flannel - 12/21/2013 9:08:32 PM
I know this doesn't directly answer your 11-87 question,  but I would also recommend going the extra mile( or buck) and go for the Versa Max. I've had mine for over a year and shot hundreds of rounds through it without a hitch, JMO.
By fmb1513 - 1/6/2014 3:28:41 PM
The 1187 is a great gun, I own one and have NEVER had a problem shooting 3 1/2's or low brass 2 3/4's. I've been very happy with mine, but if you have the extra cash go all out and get the Versa Max.
By kmhenry77 - 8/16/2014 11:42:54 AM
i have an 1187 that has sent many thousands of rounds downrange from clays to deer and i have yet to ever have a single issue however; i replace my gas seal oring year just to be sure it is in top condition.
Good solid gun!