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Remington 870 express tactical problem.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Oklahomie, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I recently purchased a Remington 870 tactical with the 6 shot fixed tube and finally took it out shooting a few weeks ago and I started having problems.

    Almost every other shell would get stuck in the mag tube, I noticed that the left shell stop would not disengage properly and I was chucking the piss out of it and it still wouldn't come out. I have to stick my favorite booger hook in there and push the shell stop over a bit and rack it again. Sometimes this help sometimes it doesn't.

    I'm completely new to shotgun owner ship and I'm not quite sure what I should do... for what its worth my mag spring is pretty damn weak unloaded so maybe that's an issue?

    Any help is muy apreciado.
     
  2. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    That's really weird. Usually you cannot kill a 870 no matter how hard you try, so congratulations on being the unique one. )

    I assume your are not short-shucking your shotgun (if you are, rack the damn pump harder).

    You can replace the mag spring, should be cheap. If I were you I would show it to a gunsmith or at least get my hands on another shotgun (same model) to try them both side-by-side and see where the difference is. If it is really a defect, Remington should get it fixed for you for free.
     
  3. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Looks like the shell stop pushes out to far on the shell and the notch on the action bar misses it completely. I'm probably going to send it off and get a replacement in the time being.
     
  4. shooter58

    shooter58 Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Could there be an aftermarket spring in the mag tube pushing too hard? If that was the case the problem would be worse with a full mag and be better on the last couple of shells.
     
  5. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    Nope its got the factory mag spring in it, its got red paint on the ends and it feel pretty weak too.