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Posted: 3/31/2002 8:20:49 PM EDT
I bought a NIB Remington Synthetic Model, the short/7 rounder for home defence. I also bought 200rds of Sellior & Belliot buck shot. The first round jammed HARD, but i finally ejected it, i assumed it needed a break in period, it's my first new shotgun, the second round jammed, and the extractor ripped thru the brass, i had to knock the empty case out with a cleaning rod. Has anyone had such problems with the same gun, of the ammo? Or mabye a combination of the two?

Link Posted: 3/31/2002 10:09:58 PM EDT
Everyone can make a lemon - you got one.

It is not the ammo.

Take it back.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 12:12:52 PM EDT
I have to agree that you must have just gotten a bad one! I have a pair of Rem 870s and they never had these problems. I would call Remington and ask them about this or talk to your dealer....

My 870s were not smooth when I got them but they never jammed.... Now, are you sure you are doing everything right? No 3 1/2-inch shells in a 3-inch gun, right? No 12-ga shells in a 20-gauge, right?

I'm sure you know better than than, but??? I really would talk to your dealer and get another if possible. 870's are about the most idot proof gun there is so I am pretty sure the problem has to be with the gun!
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 12:22:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 12:41:21 PM EDT
A lemon 870? Thats the first one I heard of.

Link Posted: 4/1/2002 1:10:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 1:14:37 PM EDT
Agree with Aimless. Try some other ammo first. Every 870 I've ever run across works like a champ.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 1:17:59 PM EDT
I have to agree. My 870 was sorta stiff and "bindy" when I got it, but after thousands of rackings it's smooth as silk now. It has NEVER jammed however....no matter what ammo I've used.

I'd say take it back and exchange it.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 1:37:34 PM EDT
Have you even tried any other ammo besides the S&B? Seems strange. Sadly, it seems more and more that the customer has become Big Green's quality control department. I have heard many relatively recent complaints about Remington products. Every Remington I've owned over the years, 870s, an 1100, 11-87s, an SP-10, and a few 700s have all been superlative performers.

Link Posted: 4/1/2002 1:40:39 PM EDT
I had the same problem with my 870. My problem was the ammo, I experienced the same problems as you and hard extractions with most of the rest of the ammo that didn't get stuck. Any other brand functions fine, just the Sellior and Belliot 00B that sticks
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