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Remington Comp. Barrel /Shot Patterns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by coconutjoy, May 11, 2012.

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  1. coconutjoy

    coconutjoy Member

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    Picked up a Excellent Condition Remington Model 870 Competition,was wondering could someone give me a little information regarding the barrel and shot patterns.
     
  2. ovaljack

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    most were around .040 constriction (large bore and have the best patterns of any remington barrel ever. I have several and have never seen a "bad" one. works from 16 yards to the fence. you will love it. good luck with yours, Jack
     
  3. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Ditto on ovaljacks observation, they work back in the parking lot too. If you shoot a 3x1&1\8 load you will really like it. Ross Puls
     
  4. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Just shoot a pattern it will show why they are still sought after. Some were 45 th bore with 38-40 th choke soft shooting with gas system. Only draw back is the receivers tended to crack behind the ejection port.
     
  5. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    Would this kind of a crack make the gun unsafe? Would Remington repair the receiver? JM
     
  6. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    No, Rem quit honoring that problem when they figured out that it was due to the barrel not being installed properly ( it needs to be seated and tight)
     
  7. dead on 4

    dead on 4 Well-Known Member

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    Remington introduced the bore and choke dimensions found on the their Comp 870 and other 870 and 1100 models over eighty years ago on their model 31 pump; a time in shotgunning when shot shells were paper hulled, wads were paper cards, fiber plugs and rolled crimps. These paper hulled shells weren't known for their sealing qualities, yet Remington smacked logic of the day by bringing what was considered a big bore (.739,.741) barreled gun into the market. The 31 immediately gained fame as a target crushing machine, a reputation it still holds this day with modern plastic hulled and wadded shells.

    The question is and no one seems to know the answer, what did Remington know others didn't eighty years ago..............

    Surfer
     
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