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Will my gun cycle these loads OK?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by STiTkacik, Feb 27, 2006.

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  1. STiTkacik

    STiTkacik Member

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    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!
     
  2. Scoupe

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    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.
     
  3. PTWOB 12

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    Not a Problem

    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!
     
  4. STiTkacik

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    OK, great!

    Thanks!
     
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    kudu Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  6. STiTkacik

    STiTkacik Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. STiTkacik

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
  10. STiTkacik

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    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.
     
  11. exoduster18

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  13. STiTkacik

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    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!
     
  14. STiTkacik

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    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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