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Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads

Old 09-13-2004, 03:32 PM
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Default Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads

Friend bought the Rem 11-87 with the rifled barrel. Wants to put a field barrel on it for turkey and upland game. Would like to warm it up with skeet and trap but was told (and had some experience) that "light" loads won't cycle it, even with field barrel. He's been in touch with Remington and gets a different answer from their techies, depending on who answers the email.

Any insights or experience on this?

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Old 09-13-2004, 03:36 PM
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Default RE: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads

I got one 11-87 premier with about 2000 rounds thru it from cheap estates to AA. Not the first jam. Any brand gun can be problmatic when it comes to semi's, especially gas operated. Then the inertia models, they tell ya not even to try to shoot low power loads.
Old 09-13-2004, 06:34 PM
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Default RE: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads

I have 2 11-87s a few tips
With a new gun ,I take 5 slugs and shoot them then.
Clean the gun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When you clean the carbon off the mag tube , I use Rem oil spray and a Scotch Brite pad . Then wipe off the tube . If you leave much oil on the tube it will carbon up and cause jams. IMO this and not cleaning the mag tube are the 2 main reasons people have problems.
After a few 100 rnds my 11-87 supermag works with my 7/8 oz reload.
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Old 09-14-2004, 01:17 PM
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Default RE: Rem 11-87 SPS and "Light" Loads

I have shot 1100s and 11-87s a lot and have not had any problems from light loads. If they fail to cycle it has usually been due to poor crimps.

If it is a concern though, just shoot 1 1/8 oz. Negligible recoil difference and just a few cents more.
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