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11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:07 pm

i just recently bought a remington 11-87 supermag. just wondering if anybody has had any experience with one. and how does it do with 3 1/2 shells. i have see mixed reviews on them but i am i die hard remington shotgun fan .
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby BurninPowder » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:40 am

I ran one for a few years without any major issues. Used some 3 1/2" shells during this time and the only thing I ever had happen was when it was real cold sometimes the shell lifter wouldn't load the next shell on that first shot of the morning. Not sure why and it only happened a total of 2-3 times over the course of 3-4 years and only with 3 1/2" shells. My guess is it was a slightly weak shell lifter spring or carrier dog spring. Could never duplicate the problem so I didn't chase it too hard. I will say that the gun patterned very well with the factory chokes and POI was dead on. Thinking back I kinda wish I'd kept it. Recently sold it to fund the purchase of my new VersaMax. (Which I love!) So all is not lost. Good Luck!
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:29 pm

Thank you for your help I couldn't pass it up I found one for 500 . I couldn't pass it up
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby BurninPowder » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:48 pm

Sounds like a pretty good deal as long as it's in decent shape. The one I had was a WF edition also and it had been used heavily but not abused. I did like wise and sold it for $650 I believe. If you don't mind me asking... What's up with the screen name?
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:57 pm

Browning man is my nick name I have a huge bowning tattoo on my bicep
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby mudpack » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:59 am

The 3.5" 11-87's seem to be more trouble-prone than the 3" guns from Remington.
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:29 pm

I got the waterfowl one as well
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:41 am

Mine is in excellent condition it is the waterfowl edition in mossy oak duck blind camo. Have not had a single problem with it. My dad fell in love with mine and went out and bought one 2 days after he shot mine. We are both set for opening day of duck season this year
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby The Drake » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:55 am

They are without a doubt one the most problematic autos made. My group had 2 both jammers and recently one just broke the barrel ring. That gun has maybe 1000 3" through it and 500 trap loads.
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby Bug Doc » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:02 am

I have one from the first production run. It has been a real workhorse. It will not cycle target loads, but is completely reliable with field loads. The only problem I've had was a cracked barrel ring (much like Drake reported - maybe they had a bad lot of barrels :huh: ). Even though the gun was 10 years old and had thousands of rounds through it, Remington replaced the barrel for free. In addition, they virtually rebuilt the gun for me while they had it, also for free. Can't beat service like that.
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:19 pm

To cycle 2 3/4 target loads you have to have the barrel seal activator installed . Without it it will not cycle tarfet loads
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby Seanhizzo » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:58 am

Do u have to take the seal out to shoot hunting loads? Or is it fine to leave in. Just bought one and curious cause geese is tommorow morning for me!!!!! Yay!!
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:59 pm

It must be taken out itll ruin the gun if u dont. Its a small black ring. Should be on top of gas piston
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby Seanhizzo » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Out if I'm shooting 2 and 3/4 target or and 2 3/4 round period?
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby rip » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:41 am

I have 2 11-87 shotguns 1 for deer in 3 in and 1 water fowler 3 1/2. All I shoot are magnum loads and I have never taken the seal out and my guns cycle every time. Keep them clean and they will shoot :beer:
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby rainingmallards » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:32 am

I really like the older 1187's a great deal.
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:04 am

No the ring is used for shooting 2 3/4 . You must take it out when shooting 3in or 31/2s .
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Re: 11-87 supermag waterfowl

Postby browningman123 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:19 am

Its not about keeping the gun clean. It will ruin the gun if you shoot it with the barrel seal activator if your shooting magnum loads. Call remington and ask them.
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