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i tryed to put two 3.5" shells in my new 870 super express and the plug must be too long... could this be becaause they use the same plug in the 3" guns??
what length should i cut the plug too?
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You know I had the same problem and had to just trim until it would work. I take it it is a supermag though???
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First make sure you have the plug installed properly acording to the book. sometimes they are just not in right and bind or catch a bit.
If it is in right just trim it very little at a time until it works and then make sure you can not insert more than 2 of the 2-3/4" rounds into the magazine or they will nail you for it.
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I agree make sure its in right, it may not be seated in the cup or end cap, I cleaned mine and had same problem. I took it apart and re adjusted and now works fine.
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dogseat and waterfowlhunter are dead on.
i bet the spring cap isn't seated right underneath the magazine cap. i couldn't fit 3 3" shells in an 870 i borrowed from a buddy once. i took the mag cap off and situated the spring cap correctly and everything was perfect. i just use my finger to turn and lock it in.
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If you do trim it, be careful, as you may be only to fit 2 - 3.5" shells in the magazine, but check it for 2 3/4" shells too, as the game warden can get you for that.
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