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remington 1100 3"

Postby vertical_edge_800 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:03 pm

I have an old remington 1100 magnum... its got a 30" vent rib barrel on it that I had threaded for tru-chokes a long time ago.. but now I'm looking for something a little different. Is there any reason I couldnt mount a pro-bore barrel to the receiver? I have this one in mind from midwayusa... OR... if somebody has a hastings wadlock that they want to sell... Ill take it off your hands instead!
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby ajmorell » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:02 pm

Just buy the steel shot barrel that is threaded for Rem Chokes.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby vertical_edge_800 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:33 pm

Doesn't really answer my question..
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby REM1100 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:15 am

Rem does not make a a barrel with thread chokes for 3" ony the 2/3"
Hastings barrels went out of business
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby vertical_edge_800 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:32 am

Remington does make 3" threaded barrels for the 1100 in probore and remchoke, I've had the steel shot barrel and it sucked, enough for me to go back to my original barrel... And I know hastings went out of business.. Maybe I asked this in the wrong place.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby dog walker » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:06 am

Other than the choke being a probore what would the difference in the barrel you listed the link for and the steel shot barrel you had and didn't like? From what I can see on that link it's the same barrel they have been selling or am I missing something?

I don't see anything wrong with putting a barrel made for an 1100 on an 1100 reciever. I have an 1100 mag made in '71 and I put a steel shot barrel on it a few years back and I haven't had any issues with it and it patterned great.

You may want to check out gun broker,sometimes they have hasting barrels on sale there.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby Hopkins » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:11 am

I have a 1100 magnum I converted to an 1187 25 yrs ago. You will need the 1187 forearm and barrel. The extractor from the 1100 bolt will fit the 1187 barrel . I realize it doesn't answer your original question but with this option your gun will handle a lot more load options.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby Ned S » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:46 am

Call Jack Ammon the Barrel Man and see if he has a Wadlock barrel for your Rem. I bought the Rem 3" barrel and the Wadlock barrel. I can get 100% patterns with the Wadlock. Call 6-8P Mon thru Wed. Ned S
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Re: Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby ajmorell » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Hopkins wrote:with this option your gun will handle a lot more load options.

How so?

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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby Hopkins » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:15 pm

A Remy 1100 mag won't cycle reliably 2 3/4 light target and game loads that a 11-87 will.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby eastcoastsoxfan » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:22 pm

very true, if I can get it done I'm looking to add another gas port to my mag barrel and tap it for an allen screw.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby vertical_edge_800 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm

I ordered the probore barrel, and a patternmaster choke to go with it... I'm interested in the 1100 to 1187 conversion though, how did you do that and what are the major differences between the 2 guns? I had to open up my ports to allow use of 2 3/4 target loads and 3" steel shot with my current barrel. The barrel as it sat stock would not cycle a 3" steel shot load... So, it was really only good for 3" lead loads... which i NEVER shoot. The last one was duck hunting with lead shot.. many years ago.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby Hopkins » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:38 pm

A 11-87 barrel will fit your 1100 mag receiver but will require a 11-87 forearm. The 11-87 gas system has a gas port control design that allows it to function with the whole range of light 2 3/4" loads up to heavy 3" lead turkey loads. The 1100 magnum bolt and its extractor will marry up with the 11-87 barrel but I'm not sure that would be true for a standard 1100 action and a 11-87 barrel and forearm.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby BBK » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:34 pm

What was wrong with your original barrel with tru-chokes?
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Re: Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby ajmorell » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:43 am

Hopkins wrote:A Remy 1100 mag won't cycle reliably 2 3/4 light target and game loads that a 11-87 will.


Ok, not much use to those of us that have multiple barrels then. Thanks for the info though

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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby REM1100 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:29 am

Where can I buy a rem 1100 3' steel barrel with rem chokes 26-28 would be fine.
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Re: Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby ajmorell » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:10 am

REM1100 wrote:Where can I buy a rem 1100 3' steel barrel with rem chokes 26-28 would be fine.

Cabelas was selling them as was midway, if nothing else check gun broker. They do not make a 28, only a 26 and 30

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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby Ned S » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:36 am

REM1100 wrote:Where can I buy a rem 1100 3' steel barrel with rem chokes 26-28 would be fine.


Read my post or do you do selective reading???????
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby REM1100 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:23 am

Will do Ned. Any idea of the cost.
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Re: Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby ajmorell » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:28 am

REM1100 wrote:Will do Ned. Any idea of the cost.

Around $250 for a steel shot barrel, but you might be able to get it a bit cheaper through that guy. I would buy a wadlock if you can find one over a steel shot barrel

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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby gomersnerd » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:18 pm

just had my a-5s 30 inch full choke cut to 26 inches. tru choke tube came with it and it looks good. Had an 1100 mag done a few years back and the price was still 65 bucks out the door.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby vertical_edge_800 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:35 am

I don't like the tru-choked barrel setup mostly because of its overly steep forcing cone. I shoot skeet with an over under 90% and the other 10% with other shotguns... So that leaves my 1100 to occasional field use, and I know it probably doesn't matter that much but I don't like jamming steel shot loads through steep forcing cones. So that's what I meant when I said I wanted to try something "different"... I will post some patterns up when it gets here.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby oldbutnew » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:40 am

If you don't want Tru-Chokes installed, Carlson's will install a RemChoke system in any 12 gauge barrel as long as the wall thickness meets their requirements.

They started doing RemChokes within the last year.
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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:44 am

I didnt have any problem picking up a 3" Hastings Wadlock for my 1100 on gunbroker.com. I kept an eye out and one NIB showed up for $130. The Hastings barrel for the 11/87 will also fit your 1100. Just make sure it has the 3" chamber as they came in 2 3/4" too.

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Re: remington 1100 3"

Postby ajmorell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:25 pm

There's a 24" 3" 1100 barrel on there now, but they want $350 for it :no:
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