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Old 04-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Can I shoot magnum 3" turkey loads out of a regular 870? It is not a express, supermag, on the side it says "Remington 870" can I shoot magnum turkey loads?



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Old 04-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Check on the barrel, if the barrel did not come on the gun when you got it I would contact Remington.



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It just says "*2 3/4" and 3" only*"

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It just says "*2 3/4" and 3" only*"
There you go then.
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Hmmm ok? So can i

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Hmmm ok? So can i
Absolutely! Now go shoot that turkey. I have an 870 and I patterned it today with 3" Nitro Mags.
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Can I shoot magnum 3" turkey loads out of a regular 870? It is not a express, supermag, on the side it says "Remington 870" can I shoot magnum turkey loads?
Most turkey loads are labeled as "magnum", as in the maximum load for their length. Back in the day we called 2.75 inch magnums "high brass", because of the longer brass on the base of the shell.

If your gun is chambered for 3 inch shells, then you can shoot 2.75 or 3 inch magnums.
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Most turkey loads are labeled as "magnum", as in the maximum load for their length. Back in the day we called 2.75 inch magnums "high brass", because of the longer brass on the base of the shell.

If your gun is chambered for 3 inch shells, then you can shoot 2.75 or 3 inch magnums.

There is an exception. I have a 3" barrel on my 870, but it is on an older 2 3/4 receiver. The barrel will take it, but the receiver won't load them. I had bought the gun used and couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what was going on.
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There is an exception. I have a 3" barrel on my 870, but it is on an older 2 3/4 receiver. The barrel will take it, but the receiver won't load them. I had bought the gun used and couldn't, for the life of me, figure out what was going on.
I was assuming that Goober's gunshop had not performed a tuneup.
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I have a Remington Express Super Magnum that shoots 3.5'' shells so I have all lengths of 12ga covered. Sometimes those turkey loads are brutal but you should try a 3.5'' 00Buck load. Them badboys are no joke.

If your gun shoots 3'' shells it will shoot all 3'' shells whether its bird,buck, or slug or whatever.



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