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Author Topic: Remington model 870 20 gauge.  (Read 851 times)

Offline Blue John

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Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:44:58 AM »
I have an 870 twenty gauge that is a killing machine on Turkeys. My problem is that I shoot heavily shot blend 5/6/7.  When I eject the hull it gets stuck and won’t come out. Missed a turkey in Kansas last week because of it. Anybody else having this problem? I guess it has an extra half inch of shell when it’s shot. Don’t know. Need some help. Thanks.

Offline huntinsomd

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 01:09:44 PM »
I have an 870 compact that I sighted in last week and didn't have any issues with 3" Apex, Federal tss or Federal hw. Hard to say what the issue is.

Offline Blue John

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 03:04:17 PM »
Thanks. I don’t know either.

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 08:32:30 PM »
I have 2 and have had no problems with Fed. HW and TSS,     
explain how there getting stuck?

Offline Gentry

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 08:49:42 PM »
Need a good cleaning?

Offline Blue John

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 09:27:46 PM »
I may need to clean it really good. I keep it pretty clean. Now what it does is the best I can tell is it will shoot 3” shells but after firing the end of the shell is about a half inch longer and this is what won’t let the hull come out.

Offline Recurve

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 05:17:55 PM »
I have the youth model as well with 21” barrel never a problem with Fed #9 TSS

Offline Greg Massey

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 08:42:21 PM »
Never had a problem with mine ... have you tried another brand of 3 inch shell to see what it does with one of those ?

Offline LaLongbeard

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 11:00:35 PM »
I’m guessing you have the Express model? Change your extractor to a machined steel part, the Express has a stamped extractor that will slip and not eject. Shooting the hotter shells they expand more and are harder to eject, the cheap extractor will slip. You can get a replacement extractor for about 25$ EBAY has them so does Beownells or midway USA. This is a common problem with the Express it’s been mentioned on the forum several times. 5 min fix there’s several Youtube videos showing how.
If you make everything easy how do you know when your good at anything?

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 11:03:23 PM »
Try EBAY they usually have free shipping just make sure it is the Volquartsen 


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« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 09:35:36 AM by LaLongbeard »
If you make everything easy how do you know when your good at anything?

Offline Blue John

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Re: Remington model 870 20 gauge.
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 09:34:10 AM »
Thank you very much. I will try that. Seasons are getting close to the end now so that gives me plenty of time to do this. Thanks again.