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 Post subject: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:31 pm 
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I posted this on Trap & Skeet as well. Friend bought the Rem 11-87 with the rifled barrel. Wants to put a field barrel on it for turkey and upland game. Would like to warm it up with skeet and trap but was told (and had some experience) that "light" loads won't cycle it, even with field barrel. He's been in touch with Remington and gets a different answer from their techies, depending on who answers the email.

Any insights or experience on this?

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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:25 pm 
I have had that same problem with the Remington 11-87. It would not cycle 2 3/4 inch loads at all. Even the more expensive remington sts loads. I got rid of it and went to a more well engineered gun. I bought a Benelli super black eagle. I was very disappointed with my Remington. The forearm also cracked on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:41 pm 
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I think that right in the catalog, paper or on-line, Remington states that the 11-87 SPS deer gun won't take light loads. The field and target 11-87s will.

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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:49 pm 
My remington 1187 was a 3 1/2 inch field gun. It never was used for deer. Remington just plain sucks at this because they didn't do the engineering to make a 3 1/2 inch gun. There is a ring you can get from remington to fix or help somewhat with this problem. You have to put it on when you shoot 2 3/4 inch shells but have to take it off when you shoot the heavier 3" and 3 1/2" shells.


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:06 pm 
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At least they make it pretty clear if you read the website-

WARNING: Model 11-87 barrels and Model 11-87 Super Magnum barrels are not interchangeable.

NOTE: Model 11-87™ deer barrels are not pressure-compensated. Do not use with target or light field loads.

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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 7:28 pm 
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Right. We read the website. What we're getting mixed reviews about is using light loads in a field barrel with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:06 pm 
I have the same problem.. I used my 11-87 at a three gun match this weekend with Rem. heavy game loads (3 3/4 DR. w/1 1/4 0z. of 4's)and it ran fine, but on the last stage of the match I ran out and used a lighter load from Winchester (3 1/4 DR. w/ 1 Oz. of 6's) and it would not cycle at all. Do I need to change somthing in the gun to make the lighter loads work? I don't mind the heavy loads the sure get the job done on steel. I guess I just want to understand what happend.
Kevin


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 Post subject: Re: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads
PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:40 pm 
We called remington and complained about the gun jamming :twisted: . Just ask them for a part to fix the problem. There is a sleeve that you put in near the o-ring. It works for some but not all. I sold mine to my brother and his works with the sleeve but my cousins and uncle's don't. We got it for free. It all depends on if you get someone who knows what they are talking about. Good luck! You could always do what I did and buy a real shotgun! Now i am :lol:




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