I have heard that you can load an extra shell in the shell carrier of a Mossberg 500 and some other guns, but never thought it could be done on a Remington 870. Now I hear it can be done, but my thinking an increased capacity of one round just isn't worth risking jamming the action. As is my 870 Express configured for HD sports an 18.5" barrel and has a capacity of 6+1.
If one were to ghost load the 7 shot 870, what would you think of leaving the chamber empty, loading 6 in the tube, and ghost loading round 7?
Here is a link to a video on this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUHPwB-8JKg
I AM NOT ENDORSING DOING THIS AND MYSELF AM WONDERING ABOUT WHETHER IT IS SAFE, COULD DAMAGE MY 870, OR SIMPLY CAUSE A BAD JAM.
I have tried it on my 870 and so far I cannot close the breech without using more force than I am willing to exert until I hear from others about their experience with this.