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Rem. 1100 Magnum???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by trapshootin hippie, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Found a Remington 1100 magnum at a steal of a price today and was wondering if the internals would interchange with the regular 1100. Any advantage or disadvantage to using the magnum reciever or barrel? Just need a spare for the one I shoot trap with if it lays down on me sometime down the road.

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  2. LUGNUTZ426

    LUGNUTZ426 TS Member

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    Magnum receivers have some heavier parts which soften the recoil a bit. I believe it is the action bar sleeve and the action spring. All the internal parts interchange. Lots of trapshooters prefer them. The magnum barrel may not cycle light loads as the gas ports are calibrated for 3" loads. It may be possible to open up the gas ports to handle target loads but then you will not be able to shoot 3" anymore without slamming your receiver too hard. There are some old threads that have more about this. Try a search.
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you want to make a really soft shooting trap gun, install a trap barrel and trap stock of your choice. The heavier action sleeve helps dampen recoil more than the non-magnum version, and the trap barrel has gas ports large enough to cycle most light loads.
     
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