Can a Remington 870 Express shoot magnum shells?

Can a Remington 870 Express shoot magnum 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 is the difference between a Remington 870 and 870 Express Magnum?

The only real difference between the two shotguns is their cosmetic look and some of the internal parts. The Remington 870 Express contains synthetic fore-ends and stocks made of laminated wood. The metal surfaces of the shotgun have a matte finish that is not polished.

Why does my shotgun jam?

There are three basic pump shotgun malfunctions: stovepipe, failure to extract, and failure to eject. As with all malfunctions, they can be caused by a dirty weapon, a weapon with a bad or damaged part, shooter error, or even bad ammo.

What size shells can a Remington 870 Express shoot?

870 variants can be grouped into: Express – Matte blue/black bead-blasted with hardwood, laminated hardwood or synthetic stocks and chambered for 2 3/4″ and 3″ 12 or 20 gauge shot shells. All Expresses have been chambered in 3″ in 12 and 20 gauge, but markings have varied.

Can you shoot slugs out of 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.

How much does a Remington 870 Express Magnum cost?

The 870 Express Super Magnum line consists of a handful of configurations offered from the factory, chambered for 3.5″ shells for hunters of ducks, geese, upland birds, and even turkeys. Depending on the configuration, the 870 Super Magnum can be had for under $400.

What causes a Remington 870 to get stuck in the barrel?

Remington 870 – Shell Stuck in a Barrel. This is when fired shotshell becomes stuck in the chamber. Failure to extract problem is one of the most common Remington 870 problems. It is often happens with cheap and low brass ammo.

What kind of spring does a Remington 870 have?

But if you don’t upgrade your Remington 870, you are just going to be left with the carrier latch spring that was installed by the factory. If you have a Remington 870 Express then it will have a silver spring. For those with a Remington 870 Police model, you will have a black spring in there.

What to do if your Remington 870 cannot extract ammo?

There are several possible solutions to fix this problem. First, buy several boxes of ammo from different manufacturers and test what ammo will be good for your shotgun. You many even not need to do any changes to your Remington 870. Another way to fix failure to extract is to install non-MIM extractor on your Remington 870 shotgun.