Rem 870 ejector spring question
I got at Remington 870 express that I just replaced the ejector housing on. The guy got pissed off at it for some reason, threw it down on the ground and it broke the ejector housing. I'm thinking I know why he got pissed at it. It won't eject when rapidly pumped. The gun is chambered for a 3in magnum but I can't even get a spent 2 3/4 to eject. If you eject slowly the hull will come out but it just barley clears the ejection port. If you rapid pump the gun the hull will extract, seems to start to eject but ends up staying in and resting on the carrier. My question is, can I our should I bend the angle of the spring where the hull contacts the spring? Right now its at a 90 degree angle. If I bend it at a say 110 angle where the ejection part of the spring faces more out towards the ejection port, it will delay the ejection just slightly but also increase the angle of ejection. Am I right in thinking this? This is the original spring, I have replacements but they look identical. I'm also going to stiffen up the extractor spring, it seems week and may be part of the problem too.
I believe this is truly a 2 3/4 receiver but he replaced the barrel with a 3in mag barrel. Right now I'm only interested in getting the 2 3/4 hulls to eject.
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