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well went out to the gun shops today with my grandfather. I had my heart set on the browning A5 till I picked up this Remington 1100 competition and she spoke to me, I haven't had a chance to pick up an 1100. this thing is absolutely gorgeous. price was right too! only thing is it says target loads only so I don't know if that means I cant use my 2.75 high brass pheasant loads or not(anybody know) im waiting on an email from Remington to let me know, if not no big deal ill get a 28" field tube that can shoot regular loads(atleast that's all I think I need to do from my reading) plus then itll fit in the gun case! here she is. first pic is next to my 870(soon to be known as the turkey/deer slayer)




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<(if not no big deal ill get a 28" field tube that can shoot regular loads(atleast that's all I think I need to do from my reading)>

I think your right. The gas port in the barrel regulates the amount of gas fed to the action. The sporting tube will have a smaller gas port.

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BTW nice looking SG.

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You can shoot 3 dram loads in that gun without problem. 3dr. load is a standard heavy trap load.
certainly don't need more than that for any bird or rabbit in Pa. woods.
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You can shoot 3 dram loads in that gun without problem. 3dr. load is a standard heavy trap load.
certainly don't need more than that for any bird or rabbit in Pa. woods.
How do i find out the drams in my loads? The remmie and winchester loads i use are 2.75" high brass 1 1/4oz of number sixes. The velocity is 1330 but i dont see anything on the boxes indicating the drams.
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You can shoot 3 dram loads in that gun without problem. 3dr. load is a standard heavy trap load.
certainly don't need more than that for any bird or rabbit in Pa. woods.
Agreed. I regularly kill pheasants with heavy trap loads in 7 1/2 or low brass #6's in 20 ga. Different ammo is cheaper than a whole new barrel. Its been awhile since I had an 11-87 but even if you got a new barrel, wouldn't you need a whole new gas recoil system as well or is it built into the barrel?

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Nice looking 1100.
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The Dram number is found on the top of the box. Along with shell and shot size. The "dram" numbering system goes all the way back to black powder days. This relates to the weight(drams) of black powder. With advent of smokeless powder they ammo companies related DRAMS with velocity and strength of the load.
Ex. a 12ga. 2.75inch shell with a 1 and 1/8th of shot that is 2 and 3/4 dram will have a velocity of about 1150 fps. The same shell in a 3dram load will travel 1300 fps.
A lot of numbers but one thing is sure. With the modern shells and components, no one needs more than a 2 and 3/4 dram load of 6's for pheasant shooting. This is generally a low brass shell.
it is a beautiful gun.
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Its been awhile since I had an 11-87 but even if you got a new barrel, wouldn't you need a whole new gas recoil system as well or is it built into the barrel?
The Remington's are regulated by how many holes and the size of them in the barrel to feed the gas piston. When the holes clog up the gun becomes a single shot. lol. A paper clip cleans them out in a pinch.
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