Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > Remington 1100 cycling issues

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #21
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gonzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,581
Liked 242 Times on 187 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

I agree - the simplist solution is to shoot better ammo. I have 11-87 Ducks Unlimited - shoots everything. Only had one failure to feed - bolt stayed open and shell was still in mag. Never seen it before.

All I did was to cycle the action again - and it fired. This was w reloads. The trend is toward reloading and lighter loads.

Baretta 391 - competition model - still needed spring change $12 to handle cheap shells & light reloads.

Remington advised me to have ports drilled to new spec if I continue to have problems cycling. Evidently, I do not have the improved Tgt/Skeet gas ports. Since I have only had one malfunction, I am holding off w my Remington. I have already tuned my Baretta to light loads.

Note: I will have to change springs to avoid battering if I use 3" Mag.

Gent told me to wrap steel OOOO steel wool around brass brush to polish chamber. Doesn't sound as effective a brake cylinder hone.

__________________
Gonzilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2013, 10:30 PM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Virginian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Evangeline,Louisiana
Posts: 794
Liked 113 Times on 87 Posts

Default

The 3" Magnum action spring is exactly the same as the standard spring. The only difference is the barrel - one gas port - and the heavier action sleeve.
Wrapping steel wool on a bronze brush will burnish the chamber, and in many cases that's enough, but I have yet to have the hone fail.

__________________

What could have happened... did.


Last edited by Virginian; 09-25-2013 at 10:33 PM.
Virginian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ToddJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 43
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

He was actually shooting Rio's 1oz. the power dram I don't know about

__________________
ToddJ is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5
Default

I agree that you should at least try a box of different ammo. Get a box of Remington Gun Clubs or Federal Top Gun shells. They are about as cheap as Winchester Universal/Super X and don't seem to have the same sticking problems. I shoot 3/4 ounce 12 gauge loads in my nearly 40 year old 1100 which has the original O-ring still in it (yes it's ratty and I have a replacement, but I want to see how long it lasts).

The difference is that I shoot reloads and they all go through a resizer in the first stage. The only FTE problems I've ever had were with new Winchester Super X shells from Sports Authority. About 1/4 of them got stuck in the chamber after firing. I typically shoot 100 shots a week and clean the gun about once every 2-3 months (whether it needs it or not) and I never have a problem with shells failing to extract/eject even with these light loads.

__________________
rsrocket1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Remington Shtgun Cycling Problems MilSurp27 General Shotgun Discussion 2 03-25-2013 01:45 PM
remington 522 viper not cycling bryan109 Gunsmithing Forum 12 02-21-2013 01:48 PM
Remington 1100 izixdad General Shotgun Discussion 3 07-12-2012 04:00 AM
20g Remington 1100 MoHawk Gunsmithing Forum 13 03-10-2012 07:52 AM
Remington 1100/870 ReeseD951 General Shotgun Discussion 19 10-25-2010 02:37 PM