870 Plug too long.

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870 Plug too long.

Postby Chisholm » Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:53 pm

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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Postby badandy970 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:19 pm

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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Postby waterfowlhunter » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:41 am

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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Postby dogseat2 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:13 am

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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Postby mox » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:31 pm

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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Postby GroundSwatter » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:19 am

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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