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Old December 28, 2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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870 loading problem

My new 870 express synthetic is supposed to accept 6+1. I can load 6+1 2-3/4" birdshot, but not 2-3/4" 00 buckshot even though the cartridges look identical in size.

Has anyone else had this problem? The gun is brand new and I called Remington. They're sending me a new magazine spring.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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Since shell length is based on fired length, it varies brand to brand for unfired length...
Likely the issue.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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Brent - the 00 buck is federal ammo. I compaired it size for size with the birdshot and it is identical except that the birdshot is low brass and the buckshot is high brass. But, overall the cartridges are the same dimensions.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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well since pysics weren't my strong suit, I can't offer more for ya... Seems they should work if length is same. Brass length shouldn't matter at all.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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That's my thinking Brent. I'm baffled.
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Old December 28, 2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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Big Bill,
Just out of curiosity, have you compared the loaded length of your Federal 00s to Remington's 00 offering? After all, it's a Remington gun, and if you can get 6+1 with the Rem 00 loads, then your problem is with Fed, not your gun. Just a something to think about.
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Old December 28, 2009, 10:13 PM   #7
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I can get 6+1 Federal Multi-Purpose Loads that are 2 3/4" in the gun just fine. They are the same dimensions as the Federal 00 buckshot that I can only get 5+1 in the gun.

So, I'll probably buy a box of Remington 00 buckshot in 2 3/4" and test them. Thanks for the idea.
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