View Full Version : Remington's magazine dimples

September 9, 2001, 09:02 PM
This may belong in the politico forum but I thought I'd ask.
I read a lot of folks complaining about the PC mag dimples in the Remington shotguns. How many of you have written or called Remington to let them know that you are displeased? What was their response?
Wondering out loud,

September 10, 2001, 01:34 AM
I'm not sure I know what you're talking about...my 870 is about 6 years old.

Could you elaborate?



Dave McC
September 10, 2001, 06:16 AM
Remington's heard from me a few times on varied 870 concerns. It doesn't seem to worry them much.

Also,there's no dimples here. All of mine predate this egregious move.

September 10, 2001, 10:12 AM
I have never bothered to contact them regarding the dimples. It takes less time for me to grind them out than to correspond.

Besides, in the grand scheme of things, the population of "new" Remington owners that care is probably pretty minute compared to those that don't care, or don't even know the difference.


September 10, 2001, 11:45 AM
The dimples are now an important part of the magazine. They are what keeps the plastic locking insert from rotating. The plastic insert provides a grooved surface for the takedown nut to grip thereby preventing it from backing out under recoil.

In my experience, (yes I have ground down the dimples in my 11-87 for an extended mag) if you tighten down the nut enough it will not back out even without the insert (at least mine never has). If you think it will, just use Loctite blue (the non-permanent super glue).

Since it is now an integral part of their production, I doubt they'd be willing to waste the time and money to go back.

Dave McC
September 10, 2001, 02:04 PM
Some of us old fogies were quite used to stuffing the spring back in after opening up the mag sans retainers of any kind. It's no big thing.