z51 wrote:I think that's just a gas shroud to protect the wood on a wood stocked 11-87. For some reason they make some stocks fit better and on other synthetic stocks they won't fit over it at all and you have to leave it out. Sounds like you might consider an extra power action spring to slow your bolt down a bit. Have fun!
I'm not entirely sure of the function of the gas cylinder collar, either, but I suspect it may keep the spring clip of the compensation valve in place (although if that's the case, why doesn't the 20 ga or SuperMag have one?
). I figure Remington had a reason for including it with the replacement stock, so why not use it.
I hadn't thought of getting a stiffer action spring to slow down the bolt. I'll have to look into that. Thanks!