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Old 07-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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So my dads girlfriend has a remington 1100 magnum and I was wondering if it is ok to shoot 3" shells out of it. On the barrel it says 2 3/4" shells. But I know with my 870 supermag with its resevere I can use 3 1/2", and since this is a mag resevere can I use 3" shells?

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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I would say No,Mine has" Magnum "on the receiver and also on the factory barrel and a spare Hastings barrel i have ,they both say for 3" shells.

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Old 07-29-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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sounds like what you have is a magnum receiver with a 2 3/4 inch barrel. If you want to shoot 3 inch shells you will need a new barrel for it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: remington 1100 magnum ?

The only diffrence between a standard and magnum 1100 is the barrel sold with it and the magnum has a little heavier action bar sleeve. All 12ga 1100 guns will shoot 3" if you have a 3" barrel on it. Remington suggests you do not shoot heavy 3" loads out of standard actions. Basicly this limits the nonmagnum actions to 1 1/2oz lead recoil levels. A 3" 1 1/8oz 1550fps steel shot shell up to #2 steel is safe to shoot in a fixed 3" full choke remington barrel. Remington has always said this from the begining of steel shot.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info I'm glad I decided to ask before i try, I will have to look into the 3" barrel I would really like to use this shotgun one day for duck hunting maybe even turkey but for now just grouse, quail, and pheasant. Thanks you again
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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I have had 2 of the 1100 Remington Magnum shotguns, both of them would shot 2 3/4" shells but would not eject the empty. If you hand eject the shell it will not cycle a shell from the mag. to the barrell. That being said my expererance (sp) for the gun to work properly it need 3" shell to eject and cycle.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Ejection on the 1100 is a function of the gas ports in the particular barrel. Magnum barrels come with 3 main gas port styles. Single port small drill size, single port medium drill size, double port small drill size. Most will cycle 1 1/8oz 3 3/4 dram as a minimum load. 2 3/4" barrels have double ports with the rare exception. I have a few 1100 barrels. All work for what they where made for. 2 3/4" Skeet will shoot the lightest loads, 2 3/4" modified will shoot most everything, 3" magnum barrel will cycle magnum loads or heavy field loads
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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Ejection on the 1100 is a function of the gas ports in the particular barrel. Magnum barrels come with 3 main gas port styles. Single port small drill size, single port medium drill size, double port small drill size. Most will cycle 1 1/8oz 3 3/4 dram as a minimum load. 2 3/4" barrels have double ports with the rare exception. I have a few 1100 barrels. All work for what they where made for. 2 3/4" Skeet will shoot the lightest loads, 2 3/4" modified will shoot most everything, 3" magnum barrel will cycle magnum loads or heavy field loads


Years back I had a Magnum 1100 with a 30" full choke barrel that I wanted to use for upland birds. Remington told me pretty much what Baltz said above so I purchased a 26" 2 3/4" rem-choke barrel - Problem solved.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #9
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Ejection on the 1100 is a function of the gas ports in the particular barrel. Magnum barrels come with 3 main gas port styles. Single port small drill size, single port medium drill size, double port small drill size. Most will cycle 1 1/8oz 3 3/4 dram as a minimum load. 2 3/4" barrels have double ports with the rare exception. I have a few 1100 barrels. All work for what they where made for. 2 3/4" Skeet will shoot the lightest loads, 2 3/4" modified will shoot most everything, 3" magnum barrel will cycle magnum loads or heavy field loads
I concur with Baltz 100%.My 1100 has never failed to eject the light dove/skeet loads to 2 3/4 mags to 3" lead,never used any steel. .I bought it when i was about 9 yrs. old and still remember the gunshop owner telling me to clean out the gas port with a tooth pick etc.I really have never seen any type of buildup around the port in the barrel ring.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:12 AM   #10
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A lot of 1100 owners do not clean the action spring/tube in the stock. Causing a lot of the failure to eject issues. I have a 32" ribbed 3" magnum barrel with fixed full choke listed on the classifieds.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:52 AM   #11
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My experience with a 1100 is keep it CLEAN and it will work well, let it get dirty and it WILL fail. As said, the action spring and the gas ports are key
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