There is one issue which you can experience with Remington 870. It is called “sticky chamber or a “rough chamber”. It happens often with cheap ammo. And you need to polish the chamber to be able to use any ammo you want. I have posted instructions on how to polish the Remington 870 chamber some time ago, but now I want to give you 3 more ways to polish the 870 chamber.
Here is how-to article from Banshee from Remington 870 Forum.
See previous post here: Remington 870 Modification for More Reliable Fast Shooting
There is another difficult to identify problem of the Remington 870. Sometimes, it is very difficult to to pull the forend after the shot. You need to pull it several times to extract the fired shotshell from the chamber. Polishing a chamber helps but it still can happen.
Failure to feed is a pretty rare problem which is also difficult to identify. I didn’t understand what happened first times when I experienced it. You feel that you hit something when you push forend forward trying to feed another round and when you check what happened you see a shotshell on a carrier and everything looks normal.
Hogue short LOP stock was too short for me for competition use (but great for home defense) and standard stock was a little too long. So I decided to remvoe half of inch for a perfect fit. Watch the video.
The original Remington 870 shotgun was designed in a way that allowed the shotshell to get jammed between the carrier and the bolt. If you tried to remove the shell, it would be a rather difficult process. If you ask anyone who used Remington 870 shotguns before the 1980s, they’ll tell you that it required a user to disassemble the shotgun. Don’t do what a lot of gun owners do and just slam your shotgun onto a hard surface because that will damage the action bars.
My friend from Poland told me that they bought several Benelli Supernova shotguns for their shooting club. Two new Benelli Supernova shotguns had the same problem after just few weeks of use – broken Bolt Latch.
Practical shotgun shooting is a very interesting sport. There are many types of the competitions you can take part in. Some shooters prefer to use Remington 870. First of all, they need to make Remington 870 Modification for More Reliable Fast Shooting. This modification enables you to shoot as fast as possible.
Then you need to polish and modify loading port.
I received Real Avid Gun Tool Pro Multi-Tool as a gift for my Birthday. I always wanted to buy it, so I was very happy to receive it :)
This multi-tool is designed specially for guns. That is why Real Avid Gun Tool Pro is full of useful features and tools. Now I don’t need my regular multi-tool because I can disassemble, clean and reassemble my guns using the one tool.
I use it mostly for shotguns but Real Avid says that it will be handy for rifles, AR-15 platforms, revolvers and pistols.
There are several common problems of Remington 870 shotgun. They are well known but new owners may have problems diagnosing and fixing them.
So, I decided to list the most common problems and how to fix them. Remington 870 is a very good shotgun, you just need to understand how to use it.