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Where do you buy a new 1100 Sporting Barrel

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Where do you buy a new 1100 Sporting Barrel for my 25 year old Rem 1100?
I was told by the factory that the unreliable shell ejection of my 1100 was because it was not designed for light target loads. My gun only wants to eject 3 1/4 Dram, 1 1/8 oz shells. It doesn't work with anything else. So the factory said I needed a target barrel for Sporting Clays. Where do you get one and will it fit my 25 year old Rem 1100?
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All you have to do is to have your gas ports opened. Remington is correct in that the gun you have was designed to eject field loads; not target loads.

Jay just interveiwed Pat Sweeney, on this website. He wrote the book, Gunsmithing: Shotguns. You don't want to own a Rem 1100 or 1187 without owning this book.

So from Sweeney's book, you can find that the drill size for your barrel is a drill #47.

However, the drill size for a skeet barrel is 44. Just have a gunsmith open the ports to a 44 drill size.

I know a very good customerizer to do this and if you send me an email, [email protected] I will refer you to him. This procedure will probably cost about $20. However, you should be able to have this done locally. Check around and see what kind of equipment they use to do it.

Sweeney also says this: " For reassembly, some old traditions must go by the wayside. I don't know about your area, but in Michigan many hunters and shooters feel compelled to hold to the tradition of leaving the 1100 gas system dry. I have heard a number of reasons ("the dry resideu breaks up each time you shoot," "oil will gum it up and form an abrasive," or "in cold weather the oil solidifies and the gun won't work,") but the end result is the same: rust. Rust stops shotguns from working. Use a synthetic oil like Break Free, Rem Oil or FP 10. Give the magazine tube, the inside of the action weight, gs rings and the inside of the hanger a light coating and then reassemble."
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