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Stuck Hulls in 1100

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GrandpasArms, Jun 9, 2011.

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  1. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms Active Member

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    Too many factory loads get stuck in my 1100. They fire. The gun cycles. The empty hull gets stuck in the barrel. This happened 3 times last night in 150 shells. Once, it was so jammed in that I had to stop shooting the trap round before I was finished. It happened with a T/S shell catcher attached and without the shell catcher.

    I shot 250 reloads last weekend and there wasn't a single problem. The reloads are Winchester AAs with 7/8 ounce of shot, W209 primers and American Select - formula says 1200fps and 6200 psi. The 1100 cycles perfectly with these lighter loads.

    The factory loads were Diana ( 1 1/8 #8 w 2 3/4 dram equivalent)and Remington Gun Club (1 1/8 #7 1/2 1200 fps).

    I'm wondering if the heavier factory loads, coupled with their thinner steel bases might be part of the problem. I hope not.

    The gun is clean and lubricated - and I make sure it isn't wet with oil. It fires fine. Just fails to eject.

    Any suggestions?

    Larry
     
  2. Shipbuilder

    Shipbuilder TS Member

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    I had this happen with a new Remington steel based duck hunting load in an 870 last winter. It stuck so hard the slide would not budge and I thought the gun was broken. Ruined a pretty good morning of duck hunting trying to save a couple $ on a box of shells.

    Turned out I tapped it out with a wood dowel when I got home and the gun was fine.

    I am done with steel based hulls at least for duck hunting.

    Jim
     
  3. bill4807

    bill4807 Member

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    Try re-sizing your shells; and put some grease in the chamber, especially in hot weather. Notify the guy standing next to you to watch out for empties!
     
  4. ExFedex

    ExFedex Active Member

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    Had same thing happen with my 1100 using steel headed hulls in a hot climate shoot. Most are dirty burning also. All of the above will help but to get thru a 100 bird event I swabbed that part of chamber with Q-Tip and BreakFree CLP and left shellcatcher on.
     
  5. revbook

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    I have been shooting 1 1/8 oz. Gun Clubs for a year and never experienced this. I wonder what may be causing it?
     
  6. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    WW cheapies are awful in some 1100's. Federal TG's can also give problems.

    We have 5 1100 loaners at the club. Some work better than others.

    Polish the chamber and/or lube the heads. Failing that, reload brass hulls that shrink on firing.

    Don Verna
     
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