Will my gun cycle these loads OK?


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STiTkacik
February 27, 2006, 11:23 PM
Hey, I went and picked up some Remington ammunition for my newly purchased 11-87 SP 12 gauge. They are 2 3/4 inch with a velocity of 1290, 1 oz 8 shot game loads.

Haven't had a chance to shoot her yet and just wanted to make sure I was feeding her the right stuff!

Thanks!

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Scoupe
February 27, 2006, 11:54 PM
It should cycle those loads fine. Might be about as light as you'll want to go, but your particular 11-87 may not even care.

PTWOB 12
February 28, 2006, 12:02 AM
Shot plenty of light target loads through an 11-87 SP. 2 3/4", 2 3/4 Dram Eq. (~1145 fps), 1 1/8 oz. Cycled 'em every time. Have fun!

STiTkacik
February 28, 2006, 05:03 AM
OK, great!

Thanks!

kudu
February 28, 2006, 05:55 AM
It all depends on the particular 11-87. I feed mine a majority of light 1oz loads that are my handloads, we are talking about 1120fps+or-. But, each gun is a bit different, hope you have a good one that will cycle what you want.

STiTkacik
February 28, 2006, 09:16 AM
I have heard from others that the jamming issue was with the newer model 11-87's, so hopefully since mine is an 89' it won't have the same problem.

Dave McCracken
February 28, 2006, 10:00 AM
On new shotguns of any make, there's a break in period. Those will probably cycle fine if there's a few hundred rounds through it already, but there may be some glitches if it's brandspankingnew. Don't worry if there are unless they continue past a couple hundred rounds.

STiTkacik
February 28, 2006, 10:32 AM
Thanks Dave.

I'm not really too sure how many rounds have been through the gun, but judging by its being a 1989 model, I am guessing there should have been quite a few.

Scoupe
February 28, 2006, 11:25 AM
Unless it was a target gun, it's unlikely that it has more than a 10th of its life shot out of it, even if it went hunting every weekend in season.

Enjoy that Remington!

STiTkacik
February 28, 2006, 11:46 AM
I want to get out there and shoot really badly. Just been busy with work.

I was a bit paranoid about the gun handling lighter loads after reading some issues some 11-87's have had. Hopefully mine will treat me right.

exoduster18
February 28, 2006, 12:10 PM
I have an 11-87 and have never had a hiccup. It probably has about 3k rounds through it to. It has never jammed or anything.

sm
February 28, 2006, 12:15 PM
Agree with Scoupe, kudu and Dave.

Each gun has its druthers on function and patterns.

Pipe cleaner is your friend on gas ports. Dexron II, IIE ( ATF/ transmission fluid) is your friend on lube on gas shotguns.

STiTkacik
March 2, 2006, 10:29 PM
Ok, so I got to shoot my gun this afternoon, and I'm in love!


This thing points great, and cycled the loads I mentioned above with ease. I had a great time out at the farm playing with the different chokes and such.

I'm going to pull some more clays this weekend for a longer session...



Thanks to all for your input!

STiTkacik
March 6, 2006, 09:15 AM
Ok, going to the clay field today to throw some more. I'll let you all know my impressions after 50 or so rounds.

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