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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by darr, Aug 4, 2007.

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  1. darr

    darr Well-Known Member

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    On the 1100 3" magnum barrel if you want it to cycle light loads what size should the gas port be drilled to?Or should an additional port be drilled?Finally can someone ,I won't say who, with limited gunsmithing abilities perform this work or should it go to a gunsmith?Thanks.

    Darr Wilson
     
  2. bigclown

    bigclown TS Member

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    Drilling another gas port in an 1100 magnum effectively ruins the barrel if you ever intend to use 3" loads in it again...too much gas will batter the receiver and shorten the life of the gun. Better to spend $75 - 100 bucks and get a standard 2 3/4" barrel in the choke configuration you want. That said, if you only intend to shoot trap (16s and handicap) - one shell at a time - leave the barrel alone. The only time you need it to cycle is for doubles and most go to an O/U for that game anyway. Best Regards, Ed
     
  3. JLW

    JLW TS Member

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    A lot of 1100 users are happy with Hastings bb'ls. You might give those a close look.-Jerald
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    If you do decide to drill the barrel there is always the chance you might have the joyous experience of trying to rmove a broken drill bit.

    This leads to the fun of sawing the barrel up and putting it in the trash.

    HM
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    Get a new barrel, call these guys have a good selection.
     
  6. darr

    darr Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression that this was a common practice.I guess I was mistaken.I will go another route.

    Darr
     
  7. Duck

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    Darr,

    It used to be a common practice at least in my area, I used a toothpick to
    in the original hole to determine the angle. Then a slight tap with a pointy
    punch at the new hole location, sharp bit and drill very slowly. Can't remember what size I used but had to enlarge it as it still would'nt cycle.
    I drilled and tapped mine for a set screw so I could block it off for 3" shell's. The set screw was a SOB if you let it get covered in carbon which is a product of normal function, and "my" hole location when enlarged for the set screw was exactly at the improper place and would cut the gas ring quickly!.
    Like other's above I think a used 2 3/4" barrel would save you from talking to yourself!, :) been there friend!.
     
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