Reviewed By: Charles M on 08/15/2009
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
This shotgun is one of the finest values in a quality Over & Under. Shoots great, well made, easy to handle - ideal for the new Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays shooter or just taking the occasional dove or pheasant.
Quality wood on hand-guard and stock. The comb, length of pull, and rise are adequate for medium to large shooters. This is not a custom gun by any means, but the ergonomics wont get in your way. I am 6'4" and 230 lbs with long arms and this gun points naturally.
Sights - a simple brass bead on the barrel rib makes for a simple yet effective sight - low profile so it's not fragile. Depending on your needs this is a possible upgrade, depending on shooter preference.
The SPR310 is a single trigger configuration and as built, fires the LOWER barrel on the first trigger pull. An over ride mechanism is built in to select the top barrel to fire first - simply move the triiger FORWARD after loading the gun and closing the action. You will hear a subtle click and the top barrel will now shoot first - you must do this every time you load your gun if you wish to shoot top barrel first!
The machining is a little crude and tool marks abound - but fit and finish are excellent. This gun will seem tight at first - over time the joints and bearing surfaces will get smoother.
The gun is delivered greased, swapped in plastic and preservative paper. The wood was in excellent condition and finish when it was unboxed. The metal components - action/receiver, barrel, external blued finish - needs a good cleaning and wipe down. Remove all the grease and be with a quality gun oil. Keep your oild away from the hand-guard and stock.
The ejectors are adjustable to simply extract the fired shot shells instead of flinging them out of the action when the action is opened - a nice feature.
Overall a fine gun delivered with the great service from Buds.
By the way - these folks are some of the nicest, professional folks in the business. Gun store people/owners generally are hard to work with and lack decent people skills - Bud's Staff are amazing - courteous and helpful. I will purchase from then again and refer my friends, family , and colleagues. Their store in Lex is a real treat.
Oh yeah, one more thing - the manual for this gun is not in the box, but easily available from the Remington Website here:
Happy and Safe Shooting!