shootall wrote:Well I disagree and have seen guns jam when the slide was not fully brought to the rear while using 3 inch shells. If the process was fail safe then there would be no need for the flex tab lifter .
Are we talking about the same thing here? The flex-tab fix has nothing to do with ejection, it prevents the gun from locking up if a shell is released from the magazine while the action is closed
. And obviously weak or incomplete ejection can result from not bringing the slide all the way back, but that's not because the hulls are longer, it's because the user is short-shucking the gun.
I'm not trying to claim that 3" shells should be used for home defense. In fact, I generally recommend against
using magnums for social work, as express or low-recoil loads are already plenty lethal against humans, and are much easier to control. I'm simply saying that an 870 magnum in good working order should be able to eject 3" hulls just as reliably as it does 2.75" hulls.
shootall wrote:Also i looked at remington and the crimp still has an opening in the center or the filler must be able to sift thru. the plastic as the box is full of it and you can see it fall out. And yes most HD don't get out side but if better is aval. why not take advantage of it besides i often use shelld for hunting that have been replaced in my HD gun.
Not sure what Remington shells you looked at, but the Remington Express and Magnum buckshot I've used has tight, well-sealed crimps that have stood up through repeated loading & unloading better than any other brand I've tried.