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Lightest factory 12ga shells?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What are some of the lightest factory made 12ga shells that will cycle an 1100 with opened up gas ports?

    For a winter project I'm going to dig my old 1100T out of the safe and see if I can resolve the failure to feed the next shell out of the mag tube. Problem is the gas ports have been opened up, and regular shells and especially cheap promo loads cycle the bolt too fast. I need recommendations for factory cream puff loads to see what might cycle the bolt at a more reasonable velocity.

    (The link goes to an old thread about this gun.)
     
  2. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Brian,

    The lightest loads I know of are the Winchester Feather Lite's

    I think 26 grams of shot (about 15/16 ounce) at about 980 fps.
     
  3. hunter44

    hunter44 Well-Known Member

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    You might try Remington's light recoil load. It's 1 1/8 oz. @ 1100 fps. velocity.........really a nice load.
     
  4. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    Brian, timb99's recommendation is the lightest on the market that Iam aware of.
     
  5. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Remington STS-1100 FPS-7/8 oz of 81/2--very light---you can change the gas valve springs on a 391 for low volume gas shells--they are available from Cole Guns in Maine.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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