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 3" Magnum Remington 1100, Can it be converted to shoot 2 3/4" ammo?
bkssniper  [Member]
5/3/2011 4:21:18 PM
Can a 3" magnum Remington 1100 be changed to shoot regular 2 3/4" ammo? I seem to remember the magnum barrel has one port and the regular barrel has two.


Thanks?
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AW8460  [Member]
5/3/2011 4:43:00 PM
A 3" gun will shoot both 2 3/4" and 3" shells.
ARinKCMO  [Team Member]
5/3/2011 4:57:49 PM
My 1100 Mag shoots 2 3/4". I simply drop them in, no mods needed.
bkssniper  [Member]
5/3/2011 7:07:08 PM
Ok, thanks. I didn't know, I've never had a semi-auto shotgun

Always been an 870 kinda guy.
stevejness  [Team Member]
5/3/2011 7:23:16 PM
Originally Posted By bkssniper:
Can a 3" magnum Remington 1100 be changed to shoot regular 2 3/4" ammo? I seem to remember the magnum barrel has one port and the regular barrel has two.


Thanks?


It's often said that magnum 1100's won't "shoot" 2 3/4" ammo, but it doesn't mean it's unsafe, it just means that they typically don't function/cycle well. You could buy an old 2 3/4" only, two-port barrel and your gun should perform well with 2 3/4" ammo.
bwehn  [Team Member]
5/3/2011 7:32:37 PM
Originally Posted By stevejness:
Originally Posted By bkssniper:
Can a 3" magnum Remington 1100 be changed to shoot regular 2 3/4" ammo? I seem to remember the magnum barrel has one port and the regular barrel has two.


Thanks?


It's often said that magnum 1100's won't "shoot" 2 3/4" ammo, but it doesn't mean it's unsafe, it just means that they typically don't function/cycle well. You could buy an old 2 3/4" only, two-port barrel and your gun should perform well with 2 3/4" ammo.



This is what I did works great for light target loads for skeet




M4-AK  [Team Member]
5/3/2011 11:44:04 PM
Buy a 2 port barrel and rejoice, they work beautifully. Remington always recommended that for us fools that bought the magnum gun. Problem is that it's not cheap to buy that extra barrel. If you can find a good 28" fixed choke modified barrel, those swing really nicely.
418cwc  [Team Member]
5/4/2011 12:04:15 AM
You would probably be better off ($$) buying a used 11-87 than an extra barrel. The 11-87 has the updated gas system which will cycle 2 3/4" and 3" reliably. With the 1100 you can't have both without switching the barrels.
shack357  [Team Member]
5/4/2011 6:56:54 PM
Originally Posted By stevejness:
Originally Posted By bkssniper:
Can a 3" magnum Remington 1100 be changed to shoot regular 2 3/4" ammo? I seem to remember the magnum barrel has one port and the regular barrel has two.


Thanks?


It's often said that magnum 1100's won't "shoot" 2 3/4" ammo, but it doesn't mean it's unsafe, it just means that they typically don't function/cycle well. You could buy an old 2 3/4" only, two-port barrel and your gun should perform well with 2 3/4" ammo.


My dad had one. Worked like a charm with 3" magnum(of course) worked well with Federal Hi-Power #4(almost a magnum load) and worked when it wanted to with Federal Heavy Field Load. Below that load, forget about it. You'd just have a really pretty single shot.
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