Remington 870 issues.

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Remington 870 issues.

Postby YeeeahSteve » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:21 pm

Over the holidays I had a chance to shoot skeet with two different 870s. Both were essentially the same gun. One with wood and the other synthetic. Both were also very new, maybe a couple hundred rounds through either one at most. At around the same time, Id say between 50-75 rounds, they both started acting up with the same type of issue. The spent shells were getting stuck in the chamber, usually on the last round. We had to stick a cleaning rod down the barrel to dislodge the shell. We were using Winchester bulk birdshot.

So, has anyone had this type of issue with later model 870s?

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby hkguy » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:23 pm

im confused, are the late model basically new 870's or are they new 870's? i have a 12 and 20 and i use the 20 for 3-gun and i have not had any extraction issues shooting/extracting rio, federal, or winchester bulk ammo.

perhaps the ammo was really dirty and there was a good deal of fouling in the chamber. You might want to see if the extractor spring is weak.
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Nathan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:03 am

Several years ago I bought an 870 Tactical and took it with me to an NRA shotgun class. I had never before shot the gun. Out of two hundred or so shots I suffered at least ten failures to extract. I had taken a couple of the bulk 100 shell boxes but I don't recall if it was Winchester or Federal.

Regardless, I haven't trusted that shotgun since. I haven't even shot it for that matter, since. I went back to my trusted Winchester 1300 which has never let me down.

I really like the look and feel of the 870 and I want to trust it after spending $600 for it, but it just isn't there for me. I'll eventually get it looked at or sell it at a loss. I just have no tolerance for unreliable weapons.
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Smurf » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:40 pm

I've got one made in 1950's. It'll shoot anything. Very good old gun.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby YeeeahSteve » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:55 pm

Nathan wrote:
I really like the look and feel of the 870...


Same here, but I've never owned one. I was wondering if it was an issue isolated to newer production 870s. I will have to say that I've handled plenty of 870s and the older ones seem to be better quality just by the fit and finish. The newer ones seem almost crude in comparison. I think if I ever do pick one up it will be an older model. Ive always liked the old Police Magnums with the wood furniture.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby YeeeahSteve » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:00 pm

hkguy wrote:im confused, are the late model basically new 870's or are they new 870's?


The term "late model", as I understand it, is something of most recent production. I think the term is more widely used in reference to automobiles.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_model

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby hkguy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:17 pm

yeah, sorry thats what i get for posting when the forum software tells me i need to go to bed.
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby samuelrp » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:44 pm

I've never had an issue with mine, it's from the 70s.
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Ryan21 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:28 pm

I had this same issue posted on CCF 1.0. Turned out to be ammo related. I had bought tons of the walmart bulk boxes of 100 ct Winchester and 100 ct Federal. The federal shot fine but the winchester got jammed up in every 12 gauge I put it in including browning auto 5. Savage. And rem 870. Unfortunately I can never find the bulk federal boxes anymore but I do find the horrible Winchester boxes but I refuse to buy them.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Nathan » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:14 pm

That's good to know; thanks. I can't believe that I'm saying this about a pump shotgun but is there any way to make the 870 more reliable? My Winchester 1300 cycles the Winchester bird shot loads effortlessly and reliably, as does all my other shotguns including the automatics. It was only my 870 that wouldn't.
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby samuelrp » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:39 pm

All I ever shot in my 870 was Winchester AA #9, 1 1/8 oz, factory and my own reloads, but mine is the 2 3/4 inch model. Never any issue.
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Montanapatriot » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:14 pm

There is no smoother or faster pump gun than the 1200/1300 Winchester.
I even shot skeet league with mine and that works the hell out of a gun. Never in many thousands of rounds have I had a failure. It gets fed Winchester AA hulls only loaded in various configurations. It has 2 barrels, a 28" and 20",both with choke tubes.
I have no need for any other shotgun and with the newish Blackhawk Compstock it has near zero recoil for my nearly 60 year old shoulder.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Nathan » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:26 pm

Montanapatriot wrote:There is no smoother or faster pump gun than the 1200/1300 Winchester.
I certainly agree!
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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Ryan21 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:39 am

I'm not sure about making it as good as your 1300 but I know the bulk boxes that I had at the time of winchester wouldn't cycle through anything.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby Montanapatriot » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:00 pm

I think the issue here is crap ammo. Buy a few cases of Win AA and keep the hulls after shooting them . Have a shotshell reloading friend reload then in the load you want on hand. Anything can be loaded into an AA hull, even slugs. The life of a hull is 5-10 reloads depending on the power level loaded to.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby GunNut » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:24 pm

The newer 870's, especially the Express models, can stand some chamber polishing sometimes. In addition, the Winchester bulk loads are known for this in many guns that otherwise don't have issues. It can be the steel or aluminum heads not shrinking back down, but also the plastic gets sticky in hot chambers.

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Re: Remington 870 issues.

Postby robalo23 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:20 pm

Simply, yes. Numerous complaints of the 870 failing to eject spent rounds in the newer models.
the fix. 0000 steel wool on a cleaning rod attached to a drill. polish the chamber a bit and its fixed


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