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Flash from Breech area question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by nm3, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. nm3

    nm3 Member

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    I shoot a 1980's(ish) field Remington 1100 that has a Jack West Stock and Remington 30" barrel with remchoke tube for trap and do fairly well with it, IMO. I am using self-reloads with Gun Club hulls, 1-1/8oz #8 shot, Remington fig 8 wads, Remington STS primers and 19 grains of Green Dot. Recoil and ejection are fine, but I have been noticing a spark or flash from the breech area when the shell ejects. Thought it was odd and was wondering if anyone else has noted this condition. It's very visible when shooting at night. Thought the Action Spring may be fagging out a little and may need replacement. Any thoughts?

    Nick
     
  2. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    This is normal with a Remington Auto,sometimes it is so bright you think you had your picture taken

    Gary Bryant
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  3. 100straight

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    Wouldn't be an 1100 without fire on ejection.

    Mark
     
  4. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Powder is still burning when the port opens up. No big deal.

    Wear eye protection.
     
  5. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Put a new action spring in the gun. May not help, but it certainly won't hurt, and its a cheap enough thing to try.
     
  6. ntgr8

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    Shooting an 1100 will make you a believer in eye protection.
     
  7. wolfram

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    Same thing on my 391 Beretta and the M1100/1187s I have. Completely normal and not something related to your loads or the gun. Generally most people don't see the flash because their head is mostly on the otherside of the gun and it is daylight. Being a lefty that shoots a few rounds in low light conditions, I see the flash real well.
     
  8. steele

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    Several years ago, I had a 391 Devault Conversion built for the better half. She loved it. Light weight, low recoil, & pretty. She shot only in the daytime. Her first evening/night shoot, exposed the dreaded "after burn". She did not believe it was there in the daytime. Freaked her out!! She refused to shoot it. She swore she could feel the "fire burning my face". Sold it to a nice guy in AZ. Butch from Pgh
     
  9. smokintom

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    My Beretta 390 will do that during night shoot too.Not a problem.
     
  10. JoeyIrish

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    Make sure the piece soldiered onto the bottom of the barrel is not working loose or cracked. Usually 1100s are a quick fix. I worked on a friend's gun and could not get it to stop the flash. This was not a small flash like you see with all but a rather large flash. Sometimes the gun would not load the next shell. This was his daughter's gun. I called Remington and they had him send in the barrel. They fixed it for nothing and the gun was an old one. It was an accident waiting to happen. Probably not your problem but it would not hurt to check.
     
  11. Hunter1978

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    flash is normal especially at night and when using slower burning powders/ heavy loads. You get used to it.
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Have no flash problem with my Perazzi. (harrumph)
     
  13. 687_SP_II

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    If you want to see breach flash, my 30-06 with a 18" barrel throws fire out the barrel and breach. It looks like the fourth oh of July.
     
  14. Sky Buster

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    Try a deeper crimp on your reloads.
     
  15. sterlingworth

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    Just a thought,would a faster burning powder than green dot help? And how about a hotter primer than Remingtons. Just wondering
     
  16. DHS

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    I had the same problem with my 303. Change to Winchester Primers and the problem is reduced to a very small level.
     
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    My browning gold threw a big fireball out of the open chamber about every tenth shell on factory Winchesters. Stopped using it for trap when a flinch started to develop. Bill
     
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    Change primers!!
     
  19. oskerspap12

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    Yeah........isn't it cool!!!!
     
  20. stokinpls

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    I always say, "Owning firearms is like having your own fireworks."

    Helps the libs understand where we're coming from. Well, sorta.

    Bob Falfa