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#6846886 - 08/05/17 09:30 PM Remington shells tight in my chamber
BDB Offline

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 718
Loc: Mesquite
shot a round of sporting clays today with a friend. I've used Remington heavy dove shells for years now in mine and my 3 boys 870's and my benelli and my new browning 20g O/U last year. Today for about the first half of the course the shells were going in tight. They loosened up in the latter rounds with just a few being tight. When I say tight I had to actually push the shell in to seat it. I shot the same 20g last year alot but cleaned it after every use. We put in a few different brands and they went all the way in like they should. My wife and kids did get me a case of shells for my B-day a few weeks back and I shot shells out of that case today. You think it could be a bad case (not bad but just shells that are off tolerance) ? The Remington shell case has the grooves running the length and some brands have smooth bodies. Anybody ever experience this?

#6847091 - 08/06/17 08:27 AM Re: Remington shells tight in my chamber [Re: BDB]
poisonivie Offline

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7825
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
Yep it happens a lot with the cheap shells, and to some degree with the "better" ones. Sometimes its the crimp end out of round. Doesn't seem to be any adverse effects from it.
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#6847494 - 08/06/17 04:41 PM Re: Remington shells tight in my chamber [Re: BDB]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 3002
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

They weren't very well tapered. Happens occasionally.
The next batch should work fine.

"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller

#6847699 - 08/06/17 08:05 PM Re: Remington shells tight in my chamber [Re: BDB]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Call thier CS number. The one time I have gotten actual out of spec ammo, it was replaced 2 for 1, to make up for the cost is shipping the bad rounds back.
NRA Lifer / Member TSRA

#6848122 - 08/07/17 09:00 AM Re: Remington shells tight in my chamber [Re: BDB]
12gauge Offline
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Registered: 09/07/13
Posts: 45
Loc: Midlothian, Ellis County
Several years ago some of the Remington shotgun ammo was defective. I don't recall which one it was. After firing, the extractor was pulling the brass off the hull leaving it inside the bore. Not good.

I just bought a case of the Remington Nitro Premier Handicap 27 and some of the brass has a sharp edge where it meets the hull. I hope they feed alright.
The child tells what he got for Christmas, the mature man tells how he spent the day, the immature hunter tells how many birds he shot, the mature gunner tells of the experience. -George Bird Evans


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