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Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Problem with Remington 11-87 & 3" Shells
You are asking us to diagnose a problem via the internet.
Sorry, but my crystal ball is broken.
Take it to a gunsmith.
I offered a suggestion - without having all the facts.
It would be like calling a doctor on the telephone, saying I'm sick, what is wrong with me!
Until the doctor can see you in person, run some tests, make a through examination, there is no way for sure to diagnose the problem.
All the doctor can do is guess.
The height of the brass has nothing to do with the charge inside of the case.
The headstamps only job is to give the extractor something to grip when it pulls the shell from the chamber.
The shell is designed to be fired one time.
The mechanical workings inside of the shotgun are designed to feed the shell from the magazine, push it into the chamber, pull it from the chamber, eject it out the ejection port. That can be a violent action, I can pump out 3 shells in 4 seconds at a turkey and not think twice about everything that took place from the time I chambered the first round in the action until the last shell came out of the port.
How often do you clean this firearm?
Have you ever disassembled it?
Maybe you put it back together wrong, or maybe the action is fouled - dirty. Again, I can't see any further than my computer screen.
Could be something wrong with the gun, or it could be something wrong because you didn't know what you were doing!