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Old 06-10-2016, 10:06 PM
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Default Opening Loading port: What happens if you take "too much" off

Does it mess up the feeding on the gun? Been reading about opening it up, wondering what the downside is...
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Old 06-11-2016, 1:01 AM
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Never tried it myself but know a guy that did with a Remington 1100 about 30 years ago. Why he open it up was beyond me, because it worked fine as is with one ounce, double A's.
According to what his brother told me, it beat the hell out of the receiver, causing it to crack! Even with a new action spring it cycled to fast and to hard.

* Last I heard he sold the 1100 for scrap......................and it was a brand new shotgun too. Some folks just can't leave well enough alone?
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Old 06-11-2016, 9:51 PM
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Why one would do this? Any potential benefits?
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:10 PM
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Why one would do this? Any potential benefits?
That's what I was trying to figure out.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:30 PM
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http://www.brianenos.com/forums/inde...2622&p=2595707
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Old 06-13-2016, 7:39 PM
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It did not explains what benefit, it only tells how to trash a gun
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Old 06-13-2016, 7:41 PM
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Does it mess up the feeding on the gun? Been reading about opening it up, wondering what the downside is...
it allows faster reloading
most 3-gunners open their loading ports
as for taking off too much I don't know
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Old 06-13-2016, 7:42 PM
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Sorry, that link was intended for the OP to answer his question about what happens if you open the loading port too much.

Typically, you open up the loading port to make reloading the shotgun much easier. It's especially important in the sport of 3-gun where you're reloading on the clock.
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Old 06-13-2016, 7:56 PM
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Exposing to much of the elevator could cause problems if it got caught up on gear debris etc. Race guns are great for competitions, but not a good idea for HD/duty use.
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Old 06-13-2016, 8:36 PM
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Take too much off the front and it won't retain the shells in the magazine.
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