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Need Some Remington 1100 Help, Quick!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RedneckRampage, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I've been on the search for another barrel for my 1100 12ga. for a while now, so I can cut one of them down to 18". My gun is chambered for 2 3/4" shells right now. I found a old, but new barrel for $55, problem is, it is a 3" chamber. Through my horrible internet research, I've found that it will work with my receiver, but that I really should only shoot 3" shells with it.

    I'm looking for some more input on this, before I buy it tomorrow. Will the rest of my gun handle the 3" shells?
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you'll shoot enough 2¾" shells in it to hurt.
     
  3. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    You can always shoot 2 3/4 shells through a 3" barrel. The problem with the 1100 barrels is the 3" barrels have a small "gas port" hole to regulate the amount of gas escaping to operate the action. Buy the barrel for $50 (thats a steal) and shoot some of your preferred ammo (probably full house slugs or buck?) and see if it will function. If it does not (I bet it will) function send me a PM and I will walk you through how to "fix" it!!!.......good luck.......
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    the rule of thumb is to shoot the ammo the receiver was designed for.
     
  5. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I just bought the $55 barrel, tonight I'll see if it fits.
     
  6. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I have a Rem. mod 1100 and it shoots both 2 3/4 and 3 inch. That is what it said in the manual when I bought it 33 years ago.
     
  7. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    The new barrel fits great. I decided to cut the old one, since the new one is longer, so better for hunting. The original is now 18 5/8", I cut it at the closest rib post and still be legal. Now I need a blued mag extension!