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 Post subject: 1100's with heavy 2 3/4 shells
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 10:36 pm 
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I have been looking at the various configurations of (older?) Upland Remington 1100's.

I'm just wondering if they can all handle a 2 3/4 high brass heavy slug or shot?

As a kid I remember trying a slug or buckshot in a 20ga 1100 skeet and it was not a gentle load.
It seemed like metal was being slammed somewhere.

Can all the 1100's handle any 2 3/4 load?
Thanks,
Bill




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 Post subject: Re: 1100's with heavy 2 3/4 shells
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 11:22 pm 
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b79holmes wrote:
Can all the 1100's handle any 2 3/4 load?
Thanks,
Bill


All typical loads. Essentially any old autoloader with old springs, buffers, links, etc., can break parts if you try hard enough. The 11-87 was touted as having a "fifty percent increase in overall performance endurance," whatever that is supposed to mean.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100's with heavy 2 3/4 shells
PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 5:07 am 
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Caveat - Skeet barrels had larger ports and were NOT supposed to be used with heavy loads, same as the Target Contour barrels found on the Sporting guns.
2-3/4" barrels used on 3" magnum guns with heavy loads can be problematic because the two gas ports can get the heavier action sleeve going too fast.
Port size, wear, springs - all can have an effect on bolt assembly speed. Keeping an eye on your buffer is never a bad idea. I do not know how many thousand very heavy loads my 1963 Model 1100 has digested. I replaced the buffer in about 1965, and the new one quickly looked like the old one, But there is/was no metal to metal contact, and it is still in the gun. The only failure I ever experienced was a broken extractor in 1982, with a dove load.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100's with heavy 2 3/4 shells
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 10:39 pm 
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Any standard 2 3/4 1100 (non skeet) will handle any 2 3/4 lead loads that you can throw at it. I picked up a near new 1983 model 1100 with a 32 inch full choke barrel several years ago. I got it for a song because it had the wrong follower in it causing it to hang up. Cost about $3 to fix. I love those guns but they are heavy and require frequent cleaning. They are still one of the softest shooting gas guns out there, but their recoil efficiency curve (what I call it) seems geared toward light to moderate field loads. 1 1/4oz 1330 FPS loads or heavier will thump you pretty good except with a magnum barrel......but the magnum barrels won’t cycle light loads.


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 Post subject: Re: 1100's with heavy 2 3/4 shells
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:36 pm 
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From 1981 to 1991, my 1100 had the heaviest 2-3/4" factory loads that could be bought, at that time, ran through it. I am absolutely certain that it will handle the heaviest, factory spec'd, loads made today.
It even had some "heavier than factory home loads" put through it by an ill advised idiot that thought he knew more than Remington. :oops:
It still shoots just fine to this day. ;)




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