View Full Version : Can a remington 1100 fire 2.75" shells

March 13, 2009, 07:06 AM
If I had a remington 1100 that is only a 3" shotgun, is it possible I could fire standard 2.75" buckshot and 2.75" slugs?

I would think the recoil would still be enough to properly cycle the gun.

March 13, 2009, 07:20 AM
There is no such thing as a shotgun that is "only" a 3" gun. The size listed on your gun is the MAXIMUM size shell you can use. Modern shotguns are listed as 2 3/4", 3", and 3 1/2". Your 3" 1100 will take any 2 3/4" or 3" shell but not 3 1/2" shells.

The only thing you might have trouble with is some "magnum" autoloaders have trouble cycling super light 2 3/4" target loads.

March 13, 2009, 08:39 AM
+1 like Doyle said. Have fun with those lighter loads and tell us how you do.

March 13, 2009, 08:47 AM
Your 3" mag 1100 should cycle 2.75" buckshot and slugs just fine. It may be a little tempermental with light target loads. The gas ports can be opened up one drill size, or you can buy a 2.75" target barrel and it will cycle light target loads perfectly, providing the gun is kept reasonably clean. In my opinion the 1100 is the best autoloader in the world for the money. If only used for hunting and casual target shooting it will outlast you.

March 13, 2009, 10:07 AM
I shoot an older Remington 3" 1100 and not only will it shoot 2-3/4" but I have also alternated between 3" and the 2-3/4" and cycles just fine. I do know that other folks have had problems on the light loads. Looks like range time is in order and you will have to see how yours responds.

Be Safe !!!

Willie Lowman
March 13, 2009, 10:10 AM
I had one that would not and I mean not function on low brass 2 3/4 shells.

It ran fine on heavy game loads. YMMV

March 13, 2009, 11:31 AM
No, it probably won't fire them at all ......

you should box them up and ship them UPS to me - prepaid freight / I'll test them for you ....and I'll even send the hulls back to you to reload ( just to show I'm a sport )...:rolleyes:

March 13, 2009, 01:13 PM
i have a rem. 1100 tac 4 it says 2.75 on the side. can you shoot 3 inch in it ?

March 13, 2009, 01:30 PM
captbkw i have a rem. 1100 tac 4 it says 2.75 on the side. can you shoot 3 inch in it ?

No Sir !!!! :(

Be Safe !!!

March 13, 2009, 01:57 PM
On a serious note - many semi-autos will not reliably cycle "light loads" - but the problem is - what is a "light load"...

My 12ga semi-autos will all cycle "light loads" - even down to 7/8oz as long as they are 1200 fps. Many guns will not cycle loads under 1200 fps - but again, it depends on what you're calling a "light load".

Low brass vs high brass and how many ounces of shot is in the shell are all irrelevent - and velocity is the issue, in my experience. keep your semi-autos clean and well lubed ( and on the wet vs dry side ) in my opinion - and they should cycle any load of at least 1200 fps - and whether its a gas gun or inertia operated gun probably doesn't matter either.

March 13, 2009, 06:42 PM
UPS came by today / but no Shot Shells in the mix - you must not have thought I was serious Dave .....

trust me, I'll test them .....

March 13, 2009, 08:14 PM
I shoot an 1100 in 28 gauge - I load light reloads - the hulls cycle and land right next to me...I shoot factory SC loads at 1300 fps, and they go to the next county.......most 1100's will work fine with basic loads and heavy loads for the max length they are rated for......

March 13, 2009, 11:45 PM
I think that your gun, being a three inch gun, will only have one gas port drilled into the barrel. This is why some of the lighter loads have a problem. Any thing that is rated around 1250 fps should cycle.