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Old 08-15-2020, 09:25   #1
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Remington 870 Pump

Hi, need some information about my 12 gauge Remington 870 with 18.5 barrel and synthetic stock. I have the manual that I purchased when I bought the shotgun about 10 years ago, but it does not address whether I am able to use 3 length ammo. It does say on the shotgun 2 3/4 but I have some 3 ammo and want to know if it is ok to use.
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2 3/4 only,mine is the same way.Plus as light as yours is the bigger magnum stuff would hurt some..

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Old 08-15-2020, 17:43   #3
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Do not use 3" shells if it does not say 3" on the barrel, or you will have a
catastrophic failure. 2 3/4 only. If the gun has screw in chokes do not shoot
slugs thru the chokes. Improved cylinder or rifled barrels are the only barrels
you should shoot slugs thru.
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Check the reciever, it should say something like "Magnum" on the side. Next check the barrel, it should say something like 'For 2 2/3" and 3"'. If it says 'For 2 3/4" only' it is not a 3" magnum.

Is it just me or should this be in the shotgun section?
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