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Old May 31, 2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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870 Express are all 3 1/2" chambers now?

When I did my latest round of shotgun window shopping,

It seemed like all the shops with new 870 Expresses had barrels that stated:

2 3/4" and 3", **only use 3 1/2" if receiver is rated for 3 1/2" shells.

And of course on the non-supermag 870 expresses they were regular receivers.

So it seems like it's cheaper for them to make 1 size barrel/chamber and switch up the receivers.

Are there any potential problems with a steady diet of 2 3/4" out of a 3 1/2" chamber?

(by the way, my latest shotgun pondering has come down to Baretta 3901 vs a Synthetic 870 Express with plans for an ATI Akita stock - adjustable LOP and comb height for $100... like a poor man's Jack West stock.)
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Old June 1, 2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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No problems/issues. The target 870s have had 3" chambers for a long time now.
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