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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:47 pm

I’m trying to absorb all this - great information, I really appreciate it. That makes sense about Remington covering themselves. I think this is what stopped me before - copied & pasted from the Remington Barrels:

‡ NOTE: Model 1100 Steel Shot Barrels are designed for use with 2¾" or 3" in Magnum receivers; ONLY 2¾" steel or 2¾" lead in non-magnum receivers.

Also I might’ve been looking for a 3”, 26” steel barrel, with chokes. If I remember correctly, I could only find it in 30”.

I’m open for suggestions on what 3" steel barrel, length, chokes (?), to get for duck hunting.
Sounds like I should also get another 2¾" factor barrel for light dove loads.

JuniorPre360, I was using some 7.5 dove loads, Remington. I have no ideal how old they are.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:46 pm

On the Hasting Website - a 34" 2-3/4" is all that is shown for the 1100.

Remington 1100 12ga 34" 2-3/4" Vent Rib Wad Lock Barrel
Hastings brand barrel for the Remington 1100 12ga 2-3/4" chamber. 34" satin finish with a vent rib, comes threaded for the Hastings CT II choke system. Modified choke tube and wrench included.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby z51 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:16 am

I would try to find a used standard 2 port vent rib barrel in the length and choke you want. EBay has them for decent prices quite often.
Hastings barrels are specialized barrels, not for general hunting use. You can have chokes put in your barrel if you want that flexibility.
A standard field barrel will handle all 2 3/4" loads. As you already know you don't need a 3" gun to kill ducks, the 2 3/4" loads are now very close in performance.

There are 2 or 3 barrels on eBay now with bidding under $100.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:25 am

I was shooting some Tungsten loads and actually thought I had an advantage, but that shell was discontinued. It would just be nice to shoot the same size shell as everyone else, in the blind, including my son.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby Jon Bergren » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:37 am

z51 wrote:I would try to find a used standard 2 port vent rib barrel in the length and choke you want. EBay has them for decent prices quite often.
Hastings barrels are specialized barrels, not for general hunting use. You can have chokes put in your barrel if you want that flexibility.
A standard field barrel will handle all 2 3/4" loads. As you already know you don't need a 3" gun to kill ducks, the 2 3/4" loads are now very close in performance.

There are 2 or 3 barrels on eBay now with bidding under $100.


Hasting barrels are for general hunting use. With steel shot I can get 100% patterns ar 40 yds. My 935 will do 96% which is the best it will do with steel. I also have Terror chokes for the Hasting Barrels and the 935. Ned S
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby z51 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:50 am

Jon Bergren wrote:
z51 wrote:I would try to find a used standard 2 port vent rib barrel in the length and choke you want. EBay has them for decent prices quite often.
Hastings barrels are specialized barrels, not for general hunting use. You can have chokes put in your barrel if you want that flexibility.
A standard field barrel will handle all 2 3/4" loads. As you already know you don't need a 3" gun to kill ducks, the 2 3/4" loads are now very close in performance.

There are 2 or 3 barrels on eBay now with bidding under $100.


Hasting barrels are for general hunting use. With steel shot I can get 100% patterns ar 40 yds. My 935 will do 96% which is the best it will do with steel. I also have Terror chokes for the Hasting Barrels and the 935. Ned S


Yeah, I just love wagging a 34 inch barrel on a quail, pheasant, or bunny hunt. I can use it to pole vault over fences. :help:
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby mauserfan » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:10 am

The difference between the 1100 magnum vs. standard guns lies mostly in the fact that the magnum utilizes a heavier action bar sleeve. Shooting 3" with the standard weighted sleeve can cause inertia related damage to the receiver. If a heavier spring alone will buffer this added energy enough is a question for someone more versed in this than I. Hope this helps...mauser :wink:
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby z51 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:54 am

Yes, I told him this in my first post on page one. Others are telling it will be fine. I personally have not done it although I bought a 3" Magnum 1100 in the mid 1980s. Hated the gun and traded it in on an 11-87 which I shot for 20 years and still own because it does it all.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby Bug Doc » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:09 pm

In looking at Remington's website it appears they offer both a 26" and 30" steel shot barrel, but I'm not seeing a lot of the 26" barrels offered by retailers. Glad I already have mine.

If you go the used route, a fixed mod choke 3" barrel would probably be the best all-around solution. I usually get pretty decent patterns with steel loads through mod chokes. If you watch long enough you'll probably find a used remchoke 3" barrel show up on Ebay or Gunbroker. That would require a little patience, though. :wink:
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby BBK » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:47 pm

Bug Doc wrote:In looking at Remington's website it appears they offer both a 26" and 30" steel shot barrel, but I'm not seeing a lot of the 26" barrels offered by retailers. Glad I already have mine.

If you go the used route, a fixed mod choke 3" barrel would probably be the best all-around solution. I usually get pretty decent patterns with steel loads through mod chokes. If you watch long enough you'll probably find a used remchoke 3" barrel show up on Ebay or Gunbroker. That would require a little patience, though. :wink:


An 1100 fixed mod barrel will not be rated for steel shot.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby z51 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:59 pm

Remington has stated any barrel made after 1950 in MOD choke or more open is ok for steel shot #2 or smaller. Not totally steel rated but usable.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby BBK » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Right. I talked to remington about that two years ago when I wanted to shoot an old 1100 for ducks. The guy said it is okay for #2 shot and under for safety reasons but shooting steel will open up the choke and eventually ruin the barrel. He said if I was to get it tapped for chokes and use a steel shot approved choke I would be okay, the abuse is in the choked section of the barrel.

Just stating what I was told.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:03 am

I have been shooting a lot of steel through this barrel for about 3 yrs..

Something it did make me think of - I'm going to put an extra backup shotgun behind the seat of the truck, just in case something happens to one of our guns during duck season.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:40 am

Thanks a lot guys, I'm back in business!

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Re: How did this happen?

Postby Dwtwentytwo » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:17 pm

Holy crap!!! Mine did too. And I know for an absolute fact that mine wasn't obstructed. I was using black cloud when it did so I was wondering if those flint stopper pellets had something to do with it. I've had my 1100 for a good 15 years with no problems and then this happened
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:42 pm

Did yours split at the end of the barrel, like mine?
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby Dwtwentytwo » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:37 pm

Yup, it sure did. Trying to find a replacement barrel but all the steel 3" ones are on back order.
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Re: How did this happen?

Postby AR Dave » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:03 am

Happy, Happy, Happy, so now I'm shooting Kent Fasteel 3" length, 12 gauge, 1 1/4 load, #3 shot size, through an Improved Cylinder Choke. My shots are the talk of the blind... LOL And that Fasteel is knocking them out - not many cripples. The surprise is the distance I'm shooting with the improved cylinder, #3's. 30+ yds? I'll see if I can find a cardboard box, compare the improved cylinder to modified.
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