The Rem 1100 w/3 inch chambers will consistently chamber and eject 2 3/4 inch shells, both express loads and light target loads. In our 4-H shooting sports club, we practice with 1 1/8 oz. light target loads at 5-stand sporting clays with our waterfowl hunting Rem 1100s to get ready for duck/goose hunting. Never had a cycling problem. Jim Haynes
I eventually found the answer - according to Remington. The owners manual (PDF on line at Remington) advises that the 1100 with a 3" chamber is not to be used with 2 3/4" shells, but the 1148 with a 3" chamber can be used for both. If it's working for you it's probably luck but Remingon advises against it. Anyway the 3" chambered one was sold when I went back instead I bought a 2 3/4" chambered 1100 for $200. It shows some wear but cycles great.
I should replace the chewed up (literally) forestock - anyone know of a good supplier?
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