View Full Version : 870 barrel change question

December 19, 2010, 11:00 PM
i have an 870 super mag with 26" barrel. i am planning a trip to go hog hunting. we will be hunting behind dogs in the timber and the guys say 12 ga slugs are the weapon of choice. so now i am looking for a cheap, short barrel to put on my gun. i really don't care if it's smooth bore, choked, or rifled, but my question is......

will a barrel made for 2 3/4 inch only or 2 3/4 & 3 inch shells only work on my super mag receiver? obviously i would only be able to shoot shells as big as the barrel will let me, but i just wasn't sure if all 870 barrels will fit on all 870 receivers.

December 20, 2010, 12:02 AM
Yep, they'll fit!

About shell length, you already understand what seems to bewilder some folks.

You may have noticed, many of the factory replacement barrels are available only in a 3"|2-3/4" configuration. With some barrels, mixing old and new, there may be an minor issue about the mag cap retention. I understand, the new gun's caps are different from my old Remington stick gun