Can a Remington 870 shoot 3 inch shells?

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.

Do you need a magnum receiver for a Remington 870?

If you have 3 inches or 2 ¾ inches shells then you need a magnum receiver that can handle it. Of course, the barrel also has to be equipped to handle up to 3-inch long shells. If it is then you can fire them as long as you have a magnum receiver.

What’s the chamber size on a Remington 870?

I have an older Remington 870 Express. The barrel indicates to shoot “2 3/4 or 3″ in three inch chambers use 2 3/4″ in all others” My question is what is my chamber. It says 870 Express and does not say Magnum however it was manufactured before they started stamping them “Magnum”.

Can you shoot 2 3 / 4 shells in a magnum?

It is clearly marked on the Barrel which shells may be fired in it. All my gun barrells tell which you can use if its a 2 3/4 Chamber it will say 2 3/4 shells ONLY if if it has a 3″ Chanber it will say you can shoot either. Don’t worry about the ‘magnum’ crap. If it says 2 3/4 or 3 inch your fine.

What kind of chamber does a Remington 870 Magnum have?

Police – Chambered in 12 gauge only with a 3″ magnum chamber. Blued or Parkerized steel finish. These models feature a stronger sear spring, carrier latch spring, and a forged steel extractor (as opposed to the MIM extractor found on Express models). Receivers are stamped “Remington 870 Police Magnum” as of 2014.

What’s the difference between a shotgun and a magnum?

Shooting a shotgun is about pattern not about load as all the shells are balistacally the same. Now im confused… i have an old 870 express magnum that doesnt specify on the receiver. is magnum 3.5 inch or is that super mag… sorry for being a little slow haha

What kind of gauge is a Remington pump shotgun?

This shotgun is produced in 12-gauge, 20-gauge, 28-gauge, and .410 bore, only adding to its versatility. Remington has reinvented their pump shotgun more than once. If you journey into the vintage pump shotguns that predated it you would find the Model 10, then the Model 17, and lastly the Model 31.

How old is the Remington 870 pump shotgun?

If you journey into the vintage pump shotguns that predated it you would find the Model 10, then the Model 17, and lastly the Model 31. But for almost 70 years, the 870 has proved to be the right fit for the Remington brand. This gun certainly holds particular importance to those new to hunting.

What’s the best way to load a pump action shotgun?

Loading a Pump-Action Shotgun Make sure the safety is on, the chamber unloaded, and the barrel pointed away from you in a safe direction. This is always the first step when loading or handling any gun. Determine what gauge (bore diameter) your shotgun is so you can select the right size shells.