remington junk

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by robert, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. robert

    robert New Member

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    my freinds and i were shooting clays yesterday and my one freinds was shooting a 870 super mag.we heard a loud noise as his barrel fell off his gun.the loop on the bottom of the barrel broke right off.clean break right @ the barrel.anyone have problems with this before?how do you fix it.the gun is 3 years old and its only been shot maybe 500 times.he has only shot remington target loads through it.i cant imagine how long it would of lasted with 3.5's.
     
  2. tripleb

    tripleb New Member

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    This kind of thing has happened even to high dollar guns. I've read a couple of accounts of it happening to SBE's. A poor soldering or brazing job, and they can come apart. Send the barrel back to Remington, with a polite letter asking them to fix the problem.
     

  3. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree with tripleb, contact Remington about getting it fixed. On another note, I don't agree with starting out a thread "Remington junk" based on an experience like that. Out of MILLIONS of guns and barrels out there, you will have a few issues. Too bad your buddy had the experience.
     
  4. robert

    robert New Member

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    i have just had multuple issues with remington myself dewayne.although i have never had extreme problems along this line with benelli......franchi......browning.......it just ticked me off it could of been an deadly experience.just think if it would of fell when he pulled the trigger.
     
  5. SouthernOhioBoy

    SouthernOhioBoy New Member

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    Send your "junk" to me! I'll shoot a Remmy! I perfer Beretta but I own serveral Remingtons. Just contact Remington Customer Service. I'm sure they make it right.

    http://www.remington.com/repairsvc/modelselection.asp
     
  6. 870kid

    870kid New Member

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    Remington will take care of it for you

    HOWEVER

    we sent my stepdads old 1100 in to Remington and after months of nothing coming back we called them and they said they didnt have the gun.......turns out they did- they just forgot about it

    if you send it back, keep on their tails and make sure they process the situation correctly

    I like remingtons and about everybody I hunt with shoots them.....those 3" 1100's & 1187s people harp on......i've seen em kill their share of birds

    i have however heard some bad things about the 3.5" 870's....hull extraction issues & the like
     
  7. Timmy

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    Easy on the "Remington junk"-just joking. I own 3 of them a 20 ga wingmaster, 12ga wingmaster, and super mad 12ga.
    I have never had a problem with the wingmasters, however the "Super MaD" is different. I was out trap shooting and the spring inside the trigger mechanism came out and broke some internal parts. I sent it back to the dealer where I bought it and he sent it to Remington and they gave me a new gun. You might want to get a hold of a Rem. dealer here in Ohio, maybe they can fix you up faster. The dealer I took mine to was Barkamp Trading Post in Morristown,Ohio. You might also try Sportsmans Haven in Old Washington. I have heard a few negatives about the Super Mags,but who hasn't heard one negative thing about what they carry. I switch back and forth from my SBE to my Super MaD. A friend of mine has an original Super Mad who abuses it like nothing else, he hardly ever completely cleans it. I took it apart and cleaned it- couldn't believe it still shot. It had swamp mud caked everywhere.
     
  8. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've been partial to Remingtons for as long as I can remember. I've put tens of thousands of rounds through my 1100 and 3200 trap guns. My 870 pump went all last year and a good portion of this year without a cleaning and it still functions fine. I still haven't cleaned it, but I have been "test firing" an 11-87 for a friend and all through the second split and late goose it ran fine without any attention.
     
  9. robert

    robert New Member

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    MY FREIND CONTACTED REMINGTON AND THEY SAID TO SEND IT TO THEM AND THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT.I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE RESULTS.
     
  10. dukman63

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    i would have to say that the 870 has put down more game then any other gun on the planet!!! one of the most reliable and factory backed guns around!
    as always...just my opinion! phil
     
  11. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Good news Robert. Now I'll just wait to hear you apologize to all us Remington fans for referring to them as "junk"...lol.
     
  12. robert

    robert New Member

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    SORRY GUYS FOR CALLING THEM JUNK.I HAVE JUST HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH THEM 11-87 I BASICALLY GAVE IT AWAY FOR 250.00 IT JAMMED ALL THE TIME AND TO THOSE WHO KNOW ME IT NOT BECAUSE OF LACK OF CLEANING.BARREL FALLS OFF MY FREINDS SUPER MAG.A YOUTH 870 I BOUGHT FOR MY NEPHEW EJECTED UNSPENT SHELLS. THAT IS WHAT I BASED MY HEADLINE OFF OF.
     
  13. tripleb

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    There's no doubt that Remington's QC has had a downturn from what it once was. I believe I starting seeing it back in the mid '90's, or at least that's when I began to notice it. Friends with Rem. 11-87 and 870's manufactured in the first half of the '90's, and earlier, seem to have had very few problems with their guns. That's not the case with those made later.

    Seeing a friend have to send an 870 SuperMag back to Remington twice to get a simple problem with shell stops fixed made me choose a Nova over the SuperMag. I could have bought a shell stop staking tool from Brownells and fixed it myself, but what other problems would have popped up over time that would have required sending the gun back to Remington for repairs?

    I would have preferred to have bought the 870 SuperMag as Remington's fit me well and I had a bunch of chokes that would have fit the gun. Other than having to learn the eccentricities of the Nova, as you have to do with any gun, and having to buy a Terror choke to get good fast steel patterns, it has been trouble free.
     
  14. Grizz109

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    About ten years ago I was at the range setting my 870 turkey gun up for deer season imagine my surprise when the end of the barrel burst and split I was damn thankful that the guys on either side of didn't get hurt and I didn't loose my eyesight in the process I sent the gun back to Remington and they replaced the barrel no questions asked but when I got it back it wouldn't cycle shells I sent it back and sold it as soon as I got it back.I've been using a Mossberg 835 since they first came out I have a deer turkey combo and another one to duck hunt with and I've had absolutely no trouble with them they have been the best pump guns I've ever used and they get some abuse through the season..I'm sure Remington will fix it with no problem but you might want to consider getting something else to hunt with.
     
  15. Bowhunter57

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    I'm the friend that tripleb is refering to with the malfunctioning SuperMag. I'll never own another one! I sold it, used the money to purchase a Benelli Nova and never had a single problem with it.<br> <br> I now own a Russian Baikal MP-153 and couldn't be happier with its' preformance. It fits like the Remingtons that I used to love and performs even better. <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><br> <br> Good hunting, Bowhunter57<br>