Does it have to be Remington shells for my 20 gauge 870 express?

Does it have to be Remington shells for my 20 gauge 870 express?

Short answer – yes. You can indeed put 3-inch shells in a Remington 870. In most cases, at least. Your shotgun needs to have been rifled correctly so that rounds that big can even fit inside the barrel.

Does 870 Express shoot 3 inch shells?

There is a very easy way to tell if your Remington 870 has a magnum receiver. These super magnums can shoot shells that go up to 3 ½ inches in length, as long as the barrel is chambered for it. As for those who are using 20-gauge shells that are 3 inches in length, you will need a 20-gauge magnum receiver for those.

Can you shoot slugs through a Remington 870 Express?

Re: Dumb rookie question: 870 Express Synthetic and slugs You absolutely can shoot slugs through your cylinder choke barrel. On the shelf at the store, you’re likely to see two varieties of slugs – rifled and sabot. A sabot slug is designed to be very accurate out of a rifled barrel.

Can a Remington 870 shoot 3 inch shells?

Some variants of the Remington 870 do take 3 inch shells. The Express, Express Tactical, Police, Wingmaster Magnum, Modular Combat Shotgun and Super Magnums all can take the longer 3 inch shells. For the 870 in 12 gauge, an ‘M’ at the end of the serial number denotes a magnum receiver which takes the 3 inch.

What’s the chamber length of a Remington 870?

Chamber Length. As for the chamber length, the standard 12-gauge 870 shotgun comes in 2-¾ (70mm) and 3-inch (76mm), also known as 12 gauge Magnum, while the Model 870 Express Super Magnum is chambered for 3½” (89mm) shotshell (shotgun cartridge).

Are there any interchangeable barrels in the Remington 870?

3. Are Remington 870 barrels interchangeable? Most of the barrels are interchangeable but there is Remington 870 Tactical model with one piece magazine tube which has barrels which will fit only that model. 4. Is it possible to get oversized safety?

Are there different gauges for the Remington 870?

There are hundreds of variations of the Remington 870 in 12, 16, 20, 28 gauges and .410 bore. In 1969 Remington introduced 28 gauge and .410 bore models on a new scaled down receiver size, and in 1972 a 20 gauge Lightweight version was introduced on the same sized receiver, and all of the smaller gauges today are produced on that size receiver.