Remington 870 tactical 12g shell extraction problems?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Robocop63, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Robocop63

    Robocop63 New Member

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    I bot my 870 brand new a couple of years ago. I clean it after every range day. While at the range after a coiple of shots it locks up and wont eject the shell. Any input or thoughts?
     
  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Clean. clean. clean? Some of the newer 870's supposedly have rough chambers. This attracts dirt and allows the shell to expand into the small recesses. Try polishing the chamber with flitz or butchs bore shine.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What ammo? I have seen plenty of perfectly good shotguns lockd up by firing crappy ammo.
     
  4. Robocop63

    Robocop63 New Member

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    Thanks Primer...ill try it
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have seen the finish so thick in new 870 chambers I wondered how the gun got through QC like that. Wrap steel wool around a dowel. Splitting the dowel makes it easier to wrap steel wool around it. Then use a drill to remove the excess finish. If that fails you will have the barrel prepared for polishing as primer1 suggested.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  6. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Remington sucks. Quality isn't what it used to be.
     
  7. Robocop63

    Robocop63 New Member

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    Thanks john deer ill try that as well
     
  8. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And some people have had zero problems with new remingtons. Perhaps inconsistent quality.
     
  9. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    A bunch of problems with crappy bulk 12 ga ammo---especially Winchester brand. Newer 870s tend to have rough chambers---a nice chamber polish job seems to cure this. My older 870s seem to have no issues with any 12 ga ammo. The cheaper "Express" models seem to have a lot more problems---especially the last few years production.
     
  10. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Move the patented and trademarked Remington Ammo Conservation Selector Switch to the "Off" position. It is located just alongside the "it's not the action, it's the pointability" decal found on 870 Express'.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012