December 8, 2003, 02:08 PM
Is a standard 1100 (non-magnum, non-skeet, etc) set up from the factory to shoot heavy (1 1/4 oz, 3 3/4 dram) field loads? I want to use my new-to-me 1100 with light target loads and I'm concerned it won't cycle. If so, would changing the barrel to one with larger gas ports solve the problem?
I e-mailed Remington with these questions and got no response, so any info would be appreciated.
December 8, 2003, 02:21 PM
Remington's FAQ section is pretty good. Here are a couple links to people with similar questions:
link 1 (http://remington.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/remington.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=BiBXek-g&p_lva=&p_faqid=225&p_created=1003244283&p_sp=cF9ncmlkc29ydD0mcF9yb3dfY250PTM2JnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9MTEwMCBhbW11bml0aW9uJnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9MyZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMT1_YW55fiZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMj1_YW55fiZwX3NvcnRfYnk9ZGZsdCZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=)
link 2 (http://remington.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/remington.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_sid=BiBXek-g&p_lva=&p_faqid=171&p_created=954350463&p_sp=cF9ncmlkc29ydD0mcF9yb3dfY250PTM2JnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9MTEwMCBhbW11bml0aW9uJnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9MyZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMT1_YW55fiZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMj1_YW55fiZwX3NvcnRfYnk9ZGZsdCZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=)
If these links don't work, go to http://www.remington.com, then go to Support (at the upper right side of the page), then go to Help Center. Click Find Answers, then type "1100 ammunition" (or something similar) and click Search.
December 8, 2003, 02:35 PM
I'll give this a shot and if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will let us know real quick !
The Standard non-magnum gun is set up to shoot a "window" of non-magnum loads. This is all a function of the barrel and the gas ports that are drilled into the barrel. The non-magnum has (2) gas ports and to the best of my knowledge they do not differ from gun to gun in the size of the port holes other than within a factory tolerance range.
The magnum guns have a single port hole to accomplish the same thing with magnum loads. These systems are fixed and meant to allow a range of loads but there is no adjustment to the gun to allow them to function with loads outside the range they were designed for.
Therefore the 2&3/4" chamber standard gun will shoot most trap loads on up to heavy field loads. You can shoot 2&3/4 magnum loads from them but it will give the gun a bit more punishment than what you might want.
The 3 inch chamber guns with the single gas port hole is designed for 2&3/4 inch magnum and 3 inch loads. I have generaly found that the magnums will function with heavy field loads but not always.