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Old January 30, 2016, 07:17 AM   #1
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Remington 1100 barrel swap

Alright guys, a couple buddies of mine are trying to get me into duck hunting. They mainly shoot 3" steel shot but I don't have a 12ga chambered for 3". I do have a mid-90's 1100 2 3/4" that I would like to use but will a 3" barrel swap over or is the bolt/ejection port larger to handle the longer shells?
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Old January 30, 2016, 07:46 AM   #2
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I don't remember the details, but at one time I've heard there was a way to make 3" STEEL shells work in a standard 1100. But there is more than the barrel involved. If you were to try to shoot 3" lead with that combo you'd have problems, this was 3" steel only. The 3" shells generate a lot more pressure, the ejector isn't set up for 3" shells nor is the gas system.

While it might be possible to make it happen I don't think it'd be worth the effort. You can do better with 2 3/4" shells than you think on duck. The 3" shells are more of an advantage on geese at longer ranges anyway.

I'd use what I had for a season. If you decide you really like waterfowl hunting and want to get involved in a big way you'll want to buy a new gun that would be a better waterfowl gun anyway.
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Old January 30, 2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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There is not difference in allowable maximum pressure between any 2-3/4" and 3" shells. 3-1/2" is another matter.
You can get a Remington Model 1100 Steel Shot barrel and shoot 3" steel loads in your 2-3/4" Model 1100. I have been doing it for over 20 years. Remington recommends not shooting anything but steel in 3" with this barrel, and I am not advising anyone else to do otherwise, but I have shot everything in mine with no issues. I do keep an eye on the buffer however. As luck would have it, I have an extra Steel Shot barrel that I was planning on selling very shortly. If you are interested let me know.
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Old January 31, 2016, 07:41 AM   #4
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If its still available when I get back in May, I'll take that barrel.
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Placement of the Ejector on different models

The very old 1970 Rem 870 12 ga. pump in 2 3/4 would not eject a 3" shell. But barrel did fit on the action. Dont know about the 1100. From the Remington website.
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All Model 1100 barrels are interchangeable within gauge with the exception of 20 gauge guns built prior to 1977. These can be distinguished by the serial number. The suffix on these 20 gauges will be either "X" or "N". If your serial number ends in either "X" or "N" please refer to our Specialty Parts Dealers for extra barrels.
https://support.remington.com/Genera...,_and_11-87%3F

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Old February 1, 2016, 08:49 PM   #7
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The ejector on an 1100 is on the barrel extension.
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