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weighted magazine cap for 870 20 gauge???

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  1. shrek

    shrek Active Member

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    does anyone know who makes a weighted magazine cap for a Rem 870 20 gauge, the smaller. lightweight framed version?

    trying to smooth the swing out on this one a little bit.


    Thanks!
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A quick way to test for the right amount of weight is to remove the mag tube spring retainer and put some shells between the retainer and the spring. Then weigh the shells on a postal scale.

    Since this method also works permanently, especially if you want the weight to be hidden, if you handload you can fill unprimered shells completely with shot for extra weight, and as above insert them between the spring and retainer.
     
  3. Bob_K

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    I have an LT20 weight that fits either the 870 or the 1100. It is a magazine cap with a long steel weight attached that goes in the magazine. $30 delivered in the lower 48. ...Bob_K...

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    That's a nice solution, Bob. Do you just have the one or are you making them?
     
  5. shrek

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    Bob,

    What does it weigh?

    If it appears to be a reasonable weight I am interested in it.
     
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    My cheapo postal scale says it is a hair over 11 oz. I am not making them, and this is the only one I have. I suspect I got this off of ebay many years ago. My 20 ga now is a Standard 20, so it takes the regular 12 ga Remington weight. This weight is just sitting in the safe. ...Bob_K...
     
  7. shrek

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    pm sent
     
  8. Bob_K

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    Sold to Shrek pending funds.
     
  9. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    Just FYI buy a grade 8 bolt large then put it on metal lathe then have it turned to length and diameter of plug used for duck hunting like the plastic one you get when you bought gun. I also had one made to a longer length made my 1100 a 2 shot gun one in chamber one in magazine. Put the weight between your hands keep balance very good. Cost under $2
     
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    Don't forget the cost of a metal lathe...
     
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