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This morning was our last day of duck season, about 25 deg plenty of ducks. I was shooting a 1962 vintage 2 3/4 870 that I have shot for 50 years with no problems.

Loaded it with #4 Hevi Shot for first two shots and a black hulled Remington 1 1/8 #2 steel for the 3rd, normally use these for shooting cripples. We knocked down a pair of Gadwalls and I fired the 3rd shot at one that had its head up. The slide would not open after the 3rd shot.

I could not clear the jam in the field in spite of removing the trigger group. When I got home I was able to clear it with a cleaning rod.The black hulled Remington was about 5 years old and had been wet numerous times. Showed some rust on the brass but nothing heavy and nothing I have not shot before.

Anyone had anything similar? Guess its time to dispose of the old shells.

Jim
 

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Yes, steel hull base expands in the chamber and will not allow extraction. Common problem....thoroughly clean (scrub and polish) barrel chamber and avoid steel based shells. Best Regards, Ed
 

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Is your gun a full choke? Probably created excess pressure with the steel shot load on that last shot which caused the case to stick? I've heard you shouldn't shoot steel through a fixed full choke.

Just a guess on my end

Good luck
 
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