Remington 870 jamming issues

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Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by RKirkwood » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:35 am

My son has had his Remington 870 for about a year now. When he first shot it we were out on the skeet range and after his first shot he was unable to eject the spent shell. He went to the range office and they just hit it down on the desk and it ejected the shell. The rest of the day he only had minor issues. Since then he said it only did it once each time he went shooting.

This weekend we went out on the range and he had continuous problems. :banghead: Any suggestions? I've got a 34yr/old Sears 12 gauge that have never given me issue. :biggrinjester:

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Re: Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by JJVP » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:10 am

RKirkwood wrote:Any suggestions?
Call Remington? :tiphat:
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Post by mewalke » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:11 am

Check the extractor and the rim of the shells to see if there is any noticeable damage to either. It might indicate an issue with the extractor or with the ammo you are shooting. Some 870 extractors may "bite" into the rim of some cheaper ammo. I've heard of some issues with Federal target loads, for example.


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Post by RKirkwood » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:25 am

mewalke wrote:Check the extractor and the rim of the shells to see if there is any noticeable damage to either. It might indicate an issue with the extractor or with the ammo you are shooting. Some 870 extractors may "bite" into the rim of some cheaper ammo. I've heard of some issues with Federal target loads, for example.
He had one shell this weekend that got jammed up inside, took a little bit of work to get it out. It did seem to a small "bite" mark on the rim.


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Re: Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by RKirkwood » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:27 am

JJVP wrote:
RKirkwood wrote:Any suggestions?
Call Remington? :tiphat:
Good point :thumbs2: Trying to see if anyone else has see this and knew of a quick fix.

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Post by mewalke » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:26 pm

RKirkwood wrote:
mewalke wrote:Check the extractor and the rim of the shells to see if there is any noticeable damage to either. It might indicate an issue with the extractor or with the ammo you are shooting. Some 870 extractors may "bite" into the rim of some cheaper ammo. I've heard of some issues with Federal target loads, for example.
He had one shell this weekend that got jammed up inside, took a little bit of work to get it out. It did seem to a small "bite" mark on the rim.
If there doesn't seem to be any burs or anything out of the ordinary with the extractor, you could try polishing up the chamber a little. That could rule out the that shells are getting stuck in the chamber as opposed to an extractor specific problem.

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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:23 pm

Could be the gun, could be the ammo; the fact that it's not happening all the time would seem to indicate ammo. I do happen to see this at the range with the cheaper Winchester bulk-pack shells - something to do with the metal they use in the brass rims (I was told that they're brass-plated aluminum, but I don't know this for a fact).
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Post by Redneck_Buddha » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:27 pm

Which of the 870s are we talking about here? Bought a new-old stock 1994 (KO code) Magnum Wingmaster a few weeks ago and haven't fired it yet, but plan on doing some clays this weekend. Have heard nothing but great things about the 870.


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Post by dukalmighty » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:54 pm

The express 870 pumps aren't the same quality as wingmasters,when I was duck hunting with one back in the day,the ejection wasn't as smooth,You could take a bore brush and chuck it in a drill and using some cleaner run it in the chamber,also check the extractor to make sure it's not chipped/damaged,then the ejector to make sure it's kicking the shell out
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Re: Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by boxermoose » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:33 pm

Using the wallyworld 100rd for $20 buck value ammo

My 870 has issues with it & a quick net search shows lots of others do as well. Prevailing opinion is it's the brass coloured aluminum ...well brass that gets sticky

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Post by C-dub » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:44 pm

boxermoose wrote:Using the wallyworld 100rd for $20 buck value ammo

My 870 has issues with it & a quick net search shows lots of others do as well. Prevailing opinion is it's the brass coloured aluminum ...well brass that gets sticky
I've probably put at least a thousand rounds of that stuff through my semi-auto Benelli without one problem. I don't know a lot about shotguns, but I'd think if there was going to be a problem with ammo it would show up in a semi. Then again, maybe I'm just lucky.
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Post by baldeagle » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:10 pm

I've been shooting the 250 round case of Remington super game loads through my 870 Express with no ejection problems at all.
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Re: Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by boxermoose » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:21 pm

C-dub wrote:
boxermoose wrote:Using the wallyworld 100rd for $20 buck value ammo

My 870 has issues with it & a quick net search shows lots of others do as well. Prevailing opinion is it's the brass coloured aluminum ...well brass that gets sticky
I've probably put at least a thousand rounds of that stuff through my semi-auto Benelli without one problem. I don't know a lot about shotguns, but I'd think if there was going to be a problem with ammo it would show up in a semi. Then again, maybe I'm just lucky.
When I had this issue a quick google search showed issues with the 870 & Wallyworld bulk. Some have it go away by polishing the chamber, some by regular old break-in. My 870 is only sticky on this ammo, all others I've tried cycle fine. I'm happy to pay a bit more for bulk R-P or Federal

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Re: Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by C-dub » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:23 pm

The 100 round bulk boxes at WW are Federal and Winchester. Have you seen another brand?
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Re: Remington 870 jamming issues

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Post by puma guy » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:50 pm

I agree ammo could be the culprit, but have you disassembled barrel and receiver to check for crud and cleaned it? Clean and lubricate it and reassemble. Make sure the magazine cap (nut) is tight when you install the barrel with the action open.
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