870 extension issues
I have a police trade-in 870, I added a factory +2 extension tube and spring along with a S&J follower however it won't go over 5 rounds, it is like something is stopping it. Where should I start to trouble shoot this thing?
On separate note though the Mesa tactical Urbino stocks are OUTSTANDING especially with slugs.
Did you drill the dimples out in the mag tube?
ETA: Like this
AIP Tactical Dimple Removal
If the dimples are there, I don't think he would be able to get the fifth round in.
Uofaspyder, by any chance, are you loading 3" rounds when having this problem?
No dimples, I just tore it down and re-checked to verify. I am not using 3" rounds either.
A review of the S&J hi-vis follower stated that the tail on that follower reduced capacity by one shell
Take a look about halfway down the page.
ETA - if you can put the sixth shell partway in, it may be the follower.
I took it all apart again and can now get 6 in the tube. I am not sure what changed, I loaded and emptied the tube several times and each time can get it to 6, so I guess I will have to see what happens. If it becomes an issue maybe I will switch followers as that is logically the only thing it could be.
thanks for the help though.
Mine would sometimes let me load 6, and sometimes would only let me get 5 in. What I found is that the stock follower was getting stuck at the seam. I switched out the follower for the Wilson Combat (Scattergun) model, and everything has been perfect.