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Thread: Remington 1100 Receiver Question

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    Default Remington 1100 Receiver Question


    Can anyone tell me if it is safe to fire 3" Magnum Shells from an "old" Remington 1100. I purchased this shotgun right out of High School in 1981 and it is not considered a "Magnum" receiver. I have 2 barrels one is 2 3/4" and the other barrel is for 3" Magnums.

    P.S. I have fired 3" Magnums from this gun but not sure if it is safe to do. Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated.


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    No. It is intended for 2 3/4" shells only as was stated on the original barrel. The only way to fire safely 3" shells from a 2 3/4" receiver is to install a 3" steel shot barrel. And then you can only shoot 3" steel through it.

    The differences between the steel shot and lead berrel is on the steel there is only one gas port on the barrel vs 2 on a lead shot.

    Less gas is directed to the action to cycle.


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